Service Line Development

Our consulting approach

Service line development can support a number of overarching health system objectives—from improving care quality and clinical variation to reducing network leakage.

How we help

Whether you’re looking to build a new service line or optimize an existing one, we can help you establish a strong physician alignment infrastructure for supporting service line initiatives. These models include bundled payments, co-management, physician employment, clinical integration, and MSO deployment. We also advance the service line’s operational performance with dedicated improvement engagements for capacity and patient flow, pediatrics, surgical services, and the emergency department.

We treat every consulting engagement as a partnership, and we make it our mission to arm your team with the knowledge and skills needed to continue making progress long after our exit. Our standard partnerships typically include a strategy development phase where we assess current operations and capabilities and create a blueprint for service line development, and an implementation phase where we help you put the blueprint into action with the executive, operational, and clinical resources needed to execute.

Our experts


Michele Molden Advisory Board consulting expert

Michele Molden
Senior Vice President
Michele partners with clients in both comprehensive and focused consulting engagements to assist health systems and employed and independent physician enterprises with achieving financial and operational sustainability. More





Ron Charpentier Advisory Board consulting expert

Ron Charpentier
Senior Vice President
In his role as senior vice president with Advisory Board Consulting, Ron Charpentier focuses on multi-year, transformational partnerships with large health systems and academic medical centers. More





Alan Lassiter Advisory Board expert

Alan Lassiter
Vice President
Alan draws on his years in leadership roles with large physician organizations and health care systems to help Advisory Board clients optimize clinical, financial, and operational performance across diverse system entities. Alan leads the National Pediatric Initiative, which provides consulting and educational services to some of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems to help them develop a comprehensive continuum of care.
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