Thursday, April 28, 2011

Leading Health IT Authority Dr. Harry Greenspun Joins Deloitte

Congrats again Harry!

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 28, 2011 — Harry Greenspun, M.D., a highly regarded leader on clinical transformation and health information technology (HIT), has joined the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, the health services research arm of Deloitte LLP. Dr. Greenspun will focus on helping Deloitte’s health sciences and government clients address key HIT and clinical transformation issues and lead Deloitte’s research agenda on these topics.

Dr. Greenspun joins Deloitte from Dell Inc., where he served as executive vice president and chief medical officer, providing strategic clinical input to the senior management team across all health care sectors. Distinguished co-author of “Reengineering Health Care: A Manifesto for Radically Rethinking Health Care Delivery,” Dr. Greenspun is recognized as a leader in the health care industry. In addition to his professional services experience, he also has a clinical background as a former practicing cardiac anesthesiologist.

“Dr. Greenspun’s unique combination of clinical and health care IT experience will help our clients address key industry challenges as health reform and additional regulatory components of the HITECH Act continue to be implemented, “ said John T. Bigalke, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP and U.S. health sciences and government industry leader. “Harry has served on the advisory panel of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions for several years, and we are honored to have him officially join the team.”

Dr. Greenspun received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, his medical degree from the University of Maryland and completed his residency at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, serving as chief resident . He is actively involved in a variety of industry associations and organizations serving on the board of the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and as a member of the World Health Economic Forum’s Global Health Advisory Board. He is an advisory board member for George Mason University, Tufts University, BNA Health IT and was named one of the “50 Most Powerful Physician Executives” by Modern Healthcare magazine.

“I am excited to join the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions at a time when health care reform is spurring so much change in the industry,” said Dr. Greenspun. “Deloitte has been at the forefront of key health care issues, and I look forward to working with my new Center colleagues to bring innovative solutions and critical information to help our clients improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of care.”

Dr. Greenspun joins leading health reform and policy authority Paul Keckley, Ph.D., executive director of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, bolstering the Center’s capabilities in the health care IT sector.

“Information technology is the engine driving a major overhaul of the health care system, eliminating paperwork, reducing costs, reducing errors and improving outcomes,” said Paul Keckely, Ph.D., executive director of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions. “The industry faces a daunting challenge integrating clinical and administrative data from multiple sources, especially at a time of declining margins and increased regulation. Dr. Greenspun brings exceptional knowledge and deep practical insights about how health care organizations should navigate the road to information-driven health care.”

Established in 2005, the Deloitte Center for Health Solution’s mission is to inform all stakeholders in the health care system about emerging trends, challenges and opportunities using rigorous research. Through the Center’s research, issue briefs, weekly Monday Memo on Health Reform, roundtables and other forms of engagement, the team serves as an independent, nonpartisan source for relevant, timely and reliable insights. The Center’s research is objective, data-driven and embraces a diversity of viewpoints on trends and issues affecting health care and is focused on four major themes; health policy and health reform; disruptive innovations that result in innovative solutions to improve efficiency and effectiveness; consumerism, incorporating how end users of health goods and services think and behave; and changing incentives in the health care system that affect how value is defined and perceived by key stakeholders.

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