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Health Business Group is a leading healthcare business consulting firm advising companies, non-profits and investors in healthcare services, health information technology, and pharmaceutical services. Our client service professionals average more than 15 years of healthcare strategy consulting, industry and start-up experience. We are passionate about helping our clients succeed.

Case Studies

Off your walker? Foray’s founder Dr. Kavanagh takes a new approach to an old need (podcast)

What’s worse than needing help with gait, mobility and balance? Being told you need a walker. No wonder, when the typical walker basically screams “frail elderly,” and is difficult to use as well. Neurologist Patricia Kavanagh was struggling to get her patients with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders to use a walker.  So she teamed Read More

The state of healthcare interoperability. Podcast with eHealth Collaborative CEO Micky Tripathi

Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative CEO Micky Tripathi has been leading the charge on electronic health records and interoperability for more than 15 years, pre-dating HITECH, meaningful use and the Affordable Care Act. In this podcast, we caught up on the state of play, including : (0:13) How e-health looks today compared with what was envisioned originally Read More

Optum buys the former Fallon Clinic. I’m quoted in the Worcester Telegram

Optum is a big, successful subsidiary of United HealthCare. In recent years it’s taken to buying up provider organizations including physician practices. Optum is pouring $250 million into the acquisition and expansion of Reliant  Medical Group in Worcester, outbidding traditional providers and injecting new competitive juice into the market. Reliant –formerly Fallon Clinic– has 2600 Read More

Consultant Profiles

David E. Williams

David E. Williams is President of the Health Business Group, a consulting firm that helps technology-enabled healthcare, medical device and pharmaceutical companies develop and execute innovative business strategies.

Karen Donovan

Karen Donovan has held several senior strategic and operating roles at healthcare services, healthcare software, and consulting firms.

Trevor McCaw

Trevor McCaw is an experienced consultant, entrepreneur and Fortune 500 manager, with substantial expertise in healthcare services, information technology and medical devices.

John Seus

John Seus has 20 years of healthcare industry and consulting experience. He started his career in pharmaceutical R&D at Procter & Gamble.

Dan Segal

Dan Segal was a co-founder of Brain Resource Ltd, an ASX/OTC listed neuroscience company, and was a Board member and its COO/CFO for the last 15 years.

Tracy Weber

Tracy Weber joined Health Business Group (HBG) in 2011 and has 20+ years of strategic and operational experience.  For 15 years, she has worked as a strategy consultant serving clients in the healthcare, technology, and private equity sectors.  Earlier, she worked at Fortune 500 technology companies.

Mack Amaker

Mack Amaker has provided and directed business process and technical consulting services for more than 20 years.

Serban Georgescu, MD

Serban is a physician entrepreneur with extensive experience in medical device / healthcare IT start-ups and a strong clinical and research background.

Claudia Palme

Claudia Palme is a senior advisor in the global Life Sciences and Health Care industry, based in Dubai, UAE. Her engagements focus on new business models, emerging markets’ expansion in the Middle East and Africa, growth and restructuring strategy, European and MEA market access and investment advisory.

Eric Zimmerman

Eric Zimmerman has 20+ years of experience in the design and commercialization of digital health and live solutions for leading population health, patient engagement and care collaboration companies, Eric has held leadership positions at RedBrick, Mirixa, RelayHealth, Medscape and J&J.

Health Business Blog

Getting a handle on health insurance data: Podcast with Vericred CEO Mike Levin

A huge ecosystem of technology companies has sprung up with tools to shop for health insurance, search drug coverage, administer HR and benefit plans, make physician appointments and more. They all need accurate, accessible, and detailed data on topics such as health plan design and rates, provider network participation and drug formularies in order to Read More

Natural Language Processing: Podcast with Wired Informatics

Natural language processing (NLP) is a fascinating segment of Artificial Intelligence that draws on a variety of emerging scientific fields.   Wired Informatics is developing and commercializing NLP within the healthcare industry. I met co-founder and chief strategy officer, Murali Minnah last year and we have been exploring  applications for NLP within Health Business Group’s client Read More

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Home health: Opportunities for ACOs, health plans and investors

Health Business Group clients and consultants present an insightful webinar on the strategic potential of home care.

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