David E. Williams is President of the Health Business Group, a consulting firm that helps technology-enabled health care, medical device and pharmaceutical companies develop and execute innovative business strategies. He leads consulting teams, advises CEOs, is a member of corporate and non-profit boards, and chairs review panels for the federal government. He co-founded the company in 2003 after more than a decade as a consultant for the Boston Consulting Group and The LEK Partnership.
David has a rare ability to explain complex health care concepts simply and clearly, making him a sought after expert for media such as NPR, Business Week, Al Jazeera, US News and The Boston Globe. David produces the popular Health Business Blog, where he has written more than 4000 posts since 2005 and conducted more than 100 podcast interviews with entrepreneurs, executives, scientists and political leaders. During the Massachusetts gubernatorial race, he interviewed all nine candidates about health policy.
He is a board member of Vericred (health insurance data), Clerio Vision (medical lasers), and Home Care Delivered (a medical supply company). He chairs the advisory board for Medullan (digital healthcare laboratory). He is a former board member of iCardiac Technologies (acquired by ERT), Advanced Practice Strategies (acquired by Relias), Candescent Healing (acquired by Restorix), the Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health, the Hearts & Noses Hospital Clown Troupe, and Boston Young Healthcare Professionals.
David has chaired and been a member of a variety of review panels for the Department of Health and Human Services as part of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s Regional Extension Center (REC) program, which reviewed applications under the ARRA/HITECH Act. He also served on ONC review panels for the Beacon Community Cooperative Agreement Program and State Health Information Exchange Challenge Program and later chaired a panel to conduct a biennial review of the RECs. He also chaired a review panel for the Exchange Navigators under the Affordable Care Act.
David holds a BA in Economics from Wesleyan University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and an MBA from Harvard Business School, with First Year Honors.