Cisco Global Healthcare Leader Launches New Independent Consulting Company Linking Technology and Healthcare Delivery
Holyoke MA April 2, 2020: Having played an integral role in shaping the worldwide healthcare strategy for Cisco and serving as a strategist and business adviser to healthcare, managed care, and Fortune 500 technology companies for two decades, Barbara W. Casey has been named Chief Executive Officer of Nectar Strategic Consulting. Nectar is a division of GPMF Holdings, a growing healthcare technology ecosystem serving health systems throughout North America.
“Patients and clinicians shouldn’t be bound by technology. They should be freed by it,” says Casey, who has championed Cisco’s dramatic expansion of its healthcare practice capabilities since 2012. “We see Nectar playing a pivotal role in helping health systems to select and apply the proper technologies and to integrate them into the fabric of the healthcare delivery process.”
“Nectar is all about extracting the essence of digital health,” added Michael Feld, CEO of GPMF Holdings. “Many strategists talk technology but don’t truly understand it, don’t know how to align stakeholders or understand legacy systems. Nectar and the other companies within our ecosystem are specialists in applying technology to meet the challenges of the quadruple aim for healthcare delivery.”
As the Global Healthcare Leader for Cisco, Ms. Casey conceived of, built, and led the company’s healthcare focus into a multi-billion-dollar business. Prior to joining Cisco, she was charged with corporate strategic planning at HCA, Inc. where she facilitated the company’s broad Consumer and Patient Experience strategy and served as a consultative resource to the Central Group (55 hospitals in the Central US and 6 hospitals in London) and its divisions’ senior management teams. Ms. Casey was also the Chief Marketing Officer for the Sarah Cannon Research Institute (SCRI), an Oncology Research organization where she was responsible for sales, business development, marketing, public relations, and communication functions. She assisted in the development and management of strategic relationships with leading large pharmaceutical and bio-tech organizations.
Casey will be joined in the Nectar executive suite by Dr. Neil Kudler, GPMF Chief Medical Officer and a former CMIO for Baystate Health in Springfield, Massachusetts and Senior Healthcare Innovation Strategist for TechSpring, Baystate’s technology innovation center.
More information is available at www.nectarsc.com or contact Executive Vice President of Marketing and Communications Steve Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About GPMF Holdings: Each member of the GPMF Holdings family of companies shares a common belief in the healthcare quadruple aim; that information technology can help deliver the right care, at the right time, at the right cost, and improve the clinical experience in the process. Other GPMF Holdings ecosystem members include:
- VertitechIT – working with health systems across North America to become more efficient, save money, and where possible, monetize their IT investment. VertitechIT is certified by HIMSS Analytics as the leading global consultant for the INFRAM infrastructure adoption model.
- akiro – facilitating complex M&A transactions between medical practices, large healthcare groups, and private equity firms
- baytechIT – A unique joint venture between VertitechIT and Baystate Health to provide managed IT services to medical practices, clinics, and healthcare-related non-profit organizations
- Liberty Fox – Leveraging extensive analytics, automation, and cloud technologies, Liberty Fox creates customized software applications for EMR, revenue cycle management, CRM, and business intelligence processes.