Our proven process is focused on the successful evolution of healthcare organizations, providing highly effective means to controlling costs while enhancing the overall patient care experience.learn more
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Our philosophy is to provide exceptional consulting services that challenge complacency with innovative practices and tools that encourage revitalization and sustainability. ALTIUS interacts with a diverse group of healthcare organizations, giving our team a broader perspective that enhances our Performance Improvement services. Our process does not occur in a vacuum. Each unique aspect of our client’s operations is taken into consideration with every customized solution. The result: organization-wide performance that is at its peak!GET STARTED NOWTALK TO OUR EXPERTS
Areas of Expertise
Our consulting staff is comprised of some of the best-known healthcare executives, established consultants, and brightest emerging talent in the field. Each individual is chosen on the basis of his or her ability to provide quality and focused attention to the needs of our clients.
Ms. Dorwart currently serves as the CEO of ALTIUS, managing internal operations as well as supporting all active consulting engagements by overseeing project timelines, analyses, and client deliverables to ensure successful outcomes. In addition, Stephanie often lends an on-site presence when specific engagements call for her unique skill set and executive expertise.
Ms. Lukac brings excellence in data analytics, project management, team building and operational performance to her current position as COO with ALTIUS. RandiLynn facilitates all aspects of client engagements, from prospecting to contract execution and from data collection/assessment to project deliverables. Her interpersonal and managerial skills provide invaluable direction and support to the ALTIUS team.
Senior VP, Hospital Operations
Mr. Amberson brings a great deal of experience as a healthcare executive in various industry settings to his role with ALTIUS. Holding many key positions in hospital organizations throughout his career, ranging from service-line Director through CEO, Gary has developed an expertise in ambulatory care, support services, planning, rehabilitation, financial management, post-acute services, and supply chain management.
ALTIUS couples the wealth of industry experience brought to our services by the Senior Consultant team with the innovation and modern outlook of our Account Managers/Directors for greater project success. This group of consultants is well-versed in the business of healthcare and is skilled at infusing technology and creativity into the solutions generated for each and every client. Serving as an on-site resource, the Account Managers/Directors interface directly with client leadership to outline the details of improvement initiatives, deliver critical performance data, and execute vital management education/training. In addition, these consultants also provide off-site support to the ALTIUS analytical staff, ensuring that every facet of client operations translates to the data that drives improvement goals. Under the astute guidance of the ALTIUS Account Managers/Directors, realistic metrics are generated, timelines are met, and progress is tracked to ensure desired outcomes are achieved and ongoing results are delivered.
The ALTIUS team of Senior Consultants includes healthcare professionals with actual C-Suite and/or hands-on, service line experience. We have found that pairing this distinct group of consultants directly with frontline managers leads to improved practices that enhance quality, efficiency, and of course, fiscal performance. Who better to relate to the situations that currently impact healthcare leadership than those that have previously walked the same path and faced similar challenges? We, at ALTIUS, believe it is through this professional comradery and shared experience that the greatest improvement collaboration occurs, effecting the most positive change.
This beloved team of “data nerds” is the savvy source behind the state-of-the-art tools and analytics that have become the mainstay for all ALTIUS performance improvement solutions. Our Analysts are skilled in mathematics and computer technology in addition to having a strong hold on the pulse of current healthcare policies as they pertain to data collection and reporting. They know the power that well-organized data can yield and work with our clients to produce and harness it. It is through the efforts of the Analysts that the establishment of meaningful performance comparisons, realistic improvement objectives, and routine project monitoring practices are held at the forefront of all initiatives. The ALTIUS analytical staff also serves client leadership by being the initial contact for all tech support needs as well as the execution of ongoing project updates. The Analysts provide the “behind the scenes” expertise and customization that ALTIUS clients expect and rely on.
Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:
“Altius Healthcare Consulting Group’s labor management solution enabled Somerset Hospital to establish volume-adjusted benchmarks for each department. Management now makes informed, data-driven decisions when considering requests for new or replacement positions. This has allowed us to sustain our productivity improvement gained since the project’s inception.”
“ALTIUS provided our leadership team with a plan to improve our performance and to monitor our progress against industry benchmarks and our individual goals. The expertise of their consulting team and the validity of their realistic recommendations delivered improvements in many operating areas. We have had a decrease of over one FTE/AOB as well as a decrease of over 5% in Personnel Expense vs Net Revenue. No matter the bed size of your hospital, to be successful you must have the RIGHT number of staff for the RIGHT type of patient care activity. The ongoing engagement continues to help us meet the organization’s strategic operating and capital spending goals.”
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