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We Are Your Trusted Partners.

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We will help you transform as you transition.

As your trusted partners in Strategy Development and Organizational Transformation, we can help you solve strategic business problems, and develop methods to improve efficiency and utilization. We approach each problem from a unique angle, providing a plan tailored to help you overcome your toughest challenges. If you’re trying to answer a specific question, see our list of frequently asked questions to the left for tools that could benefit your organization.

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Fady Barmada

Practice Leader, Strategy Advisory Services

Fady Barmada

Practice Leader, Strategy Advisory Services

Fady brings 20 years of healthcare consulting and design to his role as Practice Leader of Strategy Advisory Services. He works with a wide range of healthcare organizations; community and children’s hospitals; academic medical centers; and, real estate organizations. Fady’s expertise focuses on strategic and capital planning; market assessment and clinical alignment; and real estate and physical asset portfolio optimization.

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Jonathan Bykowski

Practice Leader, Continuous Improvement, Transformation Advisory Services

Jonathan Bykowski

Practice Leader, Continuous Improvement, Transformation Advisory Services

Jonathan has dedicated his career to not only transforming healthcare systems for clients, but also their facilities’ design. As a Principal and Lean facilitator, Jonathan infuses process improvement into each step of the process. His passion for problem solving drives him to challenge traditional solutions and approaches. He tailors the project approach for each client to understand their organization and develop improvements to support and enhance them. Jonathan is most excited about developing new tools to help engage stakeholders, drive consensus and increase value for capital projects.

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Laura Silvoy

Healthcare Systems Engineer, Transformation Advisory Services

Laura Silvoy

Healthcare Systems Engineer, Transformation Advisory Services

Laura’s background in both architecture and healthcare systems engineering provides a unique blend of proficiency around the built environment, improvement methodologies and analytical approaches. Armed with technical expertise and the philosophies of lean, Laura transforms high-level process mapping data into digestible information clients can utilize as they work toward an ideal future state.

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Kristy Venrick

Senior Lab Planner, Transformation Advisory Services

Kristy Venrick

Senior Lab Planner, Transformation Advisory Services

Kristy is fascinated by the logistics and process driven support areas within Healthcare; those departments that enable quality care. Her depth of experience is in operational and laboratory planning across several types of laboratories, including clinical and research. Of these, her main passion is looking at labs and other support areas to assisting with process flow and planning efficiencies. Because the quality and cost of care are at the forefront of healthcare, she enjoys assisting clients streamline their operational efficiencies that are critical to the healthcare environment.

With her diverse background in architecture, construction and also owning several businesses, Kristy brings a unique perspective of looking at a project from many sides, including considering the most cost effective solutions, optimized outcomes and best return on investments.

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Akshata Tare

Healthcare Data Analyst, Strategy Advisory Services

Akshata Tare

Healthcare Data Analyst, Strategy Advisory Services

Akshata has a background in business analytics and experience in data exploration, data warehouse development and Business Intelligence reporting. She works with predictive modeling in SAS, R and data visualization in Tableau, Power BI and QlikView. By implementing customer segmentation and ranking problems, A/B testing and customer profitability analysis, Akshata's expertise in healthcare data analysis will be sure to provide the best solution for your organization's strategic decisions.

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Matthew Waychoff

Senior BIM Consultant, Informatics Advisory Services

Matthew Waychoff

Senior BIM Consultant, Informatics Advisory Services

Matthew focuses his time and expertise on diligent, creative, problem solving related to better modeling of the built environment. He has developed both a broad understanding of technology use in design, procurement, assembly, and building operations, as well as a deep mastery of many authoring and information exchange tools in use in today’s professional facility lifecycle workflows.

How can we improve flow?

There are many tools available to visualize how work flows through a system. Value stream mapping is a strategic exercise that provides a window into the flow of work from customer request to fulfillment. Process mapping focuses on detailed workflow elements and can identify non-value-adding steps that reduce efficiency and add to lead-time.

What are ways to test strategic planning options?

Our team of experts can help you evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different strategic planning options. Whether you are making decisions about department adjacencies or endeavoring to analyze the impact of hiring an additional surgeon, we provide the tools and talent necessary to make the process easier.

How can we identify the best service locations?

A healthcare organization’s long-term success will be defined by their ability to select prime locations to deliver clinical services that not only facilitates access and utilization by key customer segments, but also locations that balances the health system’s service line portfolio to ensuring an efficient allocation of resources and the establishment of a comprehensive continuum of care. Our team provides in-depth location and real estate analysis that combines real time market potentiality with the physical and fiscal realities of specific lease and / or development opportunities.

How can we plan for future improvements?

Developing a strategy for implementing future improvements can lead to substantial future successes. Our knowledgeable consultants can provide your organization with the experience necessary to create a well-informed plan for organizational transformation. Bringing all of the stakeholders to the table for a conversation about improvement strategy aligns all areas of the organization with its goals.

What is the best approach to projecting demand in a dynamic market?

The process of projecting volumes and utilization needs to be altered to accommodate legislative changes - in addition to the advent of a consumer-driven healthcare services market. Our team provides a unique, comprehensive look at the evolving market by applying retail analysis methodologies coupled with historical, episodic care projections.

What can we do to optimize our capital spending?

Before beginning design on any capital project, it’s important to understand the customer needs, workflow and optimal future state. Our team can guide your organization through pre-design, ensuring clear goal setting, target outcomes, process analysis, process design and decision support. Our Lean-led approach to project definition provides a clear path to the right project before you begin to design.

How can we get the most out of our physical assets?

An effective real estate and asset management strategy is essential to the long-term success of any healthcare organization. Whether seeking to align capacity and utilization with projected service and operational needs, or balancing the relative operating and valuation metrics of individual facilities, our team provides the tools and the knowledge necessary to help you maximize the performance of your portfolio of assets.

How can we make a rapid improvement?

One of the most successful strategies for making lasting change is involving those affected by that change. We have found that kaizen events provide the appropriate platform for consensus-based decision making across a multidisciplinary team of stakeholders. These events target specific problems; can include other improvement tools, such as process design and throughput analysis; and typically last three to five days.

How can we ensure effective resource utilization?

Every aspect of the healthcare industry relies on resources, including staff, equipment and space. It’s imperative that organizations utilize their resources effectively. Our skilled and experienced consulting team can help your organization develop a strategy for utilization optimization, ensuring that every resource is providing the highest value while improving process flow.