Martin Howard, alumnus of Alvarez & Marsal, EY, KPMG and Deloitte, has taken on the role of CIO at Amedisys. After the company came into controversy last year, the new CEO has started appointing new leadership, including Howard. He will bring his years of experience and expertise in consulting and healthcare to improve the information landscape of Amedisys.
Howard started his professional life at Alvarez & Marsal in 1986 working on Operational and IT improvement, moving quickly to the Maryland Hospital Association where he rose to become its Vice President with nearly 13 years of service under his belt. In 1999 Howard joined Erickson to become its Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), working to overhaul its IT department which underwent a complete and successful transformation under his leadership. After two years, Howard joined Ingenix as its CIO, working to create a global back office function while reducing staff and costs by 25%.
His first major consulting role came in 2005 at EY, becoming its Executive Director in Transaction Services, working at the accounting and consulting giant for six years. In 2012 he became a Managing Director of KPMG in New York, where he kept busy in IT and healthcare related projects. At the start of 2014 Howard moved to Big Four rival Deloitte, serving as a Director at Deloitte Consulting in New York, where he worked for a year on mergers and acquisitions and post-merger integrations for projects related to IT.
After a year at Deloitte, it was recently announced that Howard will be moving to Amedisys, where he has been appointed the company’s CIO. Following recent controversy*, newly elected CEO Paul Kusserow has been installing a fresh leadership in the organisation, with Howards’ long experience in healthcare and his long standing independence as a consultant to improve Amedisys’ battered reputation as well as proving a rich seam of experience and expertise for the company moving forward.
“We have assembled a group of experienced health care operators of the highest order who can take Amedisys to the next level with their experience and expertise,” Kusserow says in a statement.
* Amedisys is one of the largest US based healthcare providers and the fourth largest provider of hospice services. The provider delivers home health and hospice care to approximately 380,000 patients each year, and operate in 37 states. It was embroiled in controversy last year, with the US Justice Department fining the company $150 million to settle complaints that it inflated billings and had improper financial relationships with referring physicians.