About Thomas

In his role as partner of Advisory Board Consulting, Tom directs strategy and best practice research for hospital and health system executives across the nation on topics ranging from hospital finance to strategic planning and clinical service innovation.

Tom currently leads research into strategic positioning in an era of accountable payment, encompassing efforts to achieve breakthrough integration between hospitals and physicians; streamline acute care delivery; deliver effective, proactive chronic care management; and advance sustainable financial models for accountable care delivery. As part of this research agenda, Tom continues to lead Advisory Board’s Health System Performance Initiative, an exclusive learning group comprised of system-level executives from the nation’s most prominent health systems.

Tom earned a master’s degree in public policy from the Georgetown Public Policy Institute and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Georgetown University. Before joining Advisory Board in 2003, he was a project associate at The Urban Institute evaluating federal policies related to children’s health issues.

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Accountable Care, Market Trends, Strategy,

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