NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cumberland Consulting Group expands its Payer Division’s leadership team with the promotion of Tom Howard to partner. Previously, Howard served as principal for the company.
Howard has nearly two decades of experience leading payer and provider organizations through a variety of complex technology projects and providing strategic counsel for clients on issues ranging from data integration and Health Information Exchange (HIE) to population health management and IT system selection and implementation.
“Tom’s significant work at Cumberland gives him a deep understanding of both the payer and provider markets,” said Brian Cahill, CEO of Cumberland Consulting Group. “His holistic view of the healthcare industry combined with his technical expertise makes him a valued strategic partner for our clients and a tremendous asset to our leadership team.”
Since joining Cumberland in 2010, Howard has helped payer and provider clients with strategic initiatives, including HIE data integration, patient portal implementation and care management. Prior to joining Cumberland, Howard was a manager at Accenture, where he helped architect a successful nationwide health information network prototype. In addition, he has experience serving healthcare clients through roles at Capgemini and EY.
“It’s an honor to join the management team of this fast-growing organization,” Howard said. “I look forward to playing a larger role in managing the operations of our business and contributing to the sustained growth of our company, while continuing to serve our payer clients.”
Howard holds a ScrumMaster certification from Scrum Alliance, the Agile community’s largest and most established professional membership and certification organization, as well as a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute, the leading professional membership association for the project management profession. A graduate of Syracuse University, Howard earned his Bachelor of Science degree in information management and technology.
About Cumberland Consulting Group
Founded in 2004, Cumberland Consulting Group is a leading healthcare consulting and services firm that helps some of the nation’s largest payer, provider and life sciences organizations implement and optimize technologies to maximize operational efficiency. We offer our clients comprehensive consulting services with a focus on strategic advisory, implementation, optimization and outsourcing. For more information, visit www.cumberlandcg.com or follow us on Twitter at @CumberlandCG.