Cynthia Kilroy has joined Huron Consulting Group, bringing more than 25 years’ experience as an executive and consultant to the firm’s Healthcare practice. Kilroy has been made responsible for helping hospitals and health systems clients improve their competitiveness.
Prior to joining Huron Consulting Group, Kilroy was a Senior Vice-President of Strategic Solutions and Business Development at Optum, working for almost two years on developing new business opportunities in the areas of consumer health, population care management and value-based business models. Before this, between 2011 and 2014, she was the company’s Senior Vice-President of Accountable Care Provider Strategy and Business Development. Before joining Optum in 2011, Kilroy worked as an independent Management Consultant for over 12 years. During this time, she worked across functional areas for clients, providing services in Revenue Cycle Strategy, IT Strategy, Cost of Healthcare Strategy and Virtual Integrated Delivery Strategy. Between 1997 and 1998 she was a Manager at Andersen Consulting (predecessor of Accenture) and between 1995 and 1997 she worked at KPMG Peat Marwick as a Senior Consultant. Kilroy joined the consulting world in 1989 when she started at McKesson as a consultant.
Kilroy has a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from DeSales University, and an MBA focused on Health Sector Management from The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.
Kilroy joins the Healthcare practice of Huron Consulting as a Managing Director, where she will use her experience to strengthen the firm’s Strategy and Healthcare Advisory solutions. In her new role, Kilroy will be responsible for supporting hospitals and health systems conceive and implement value-based care, population health, provider-payer, and partnership-acquisition strategies.
“As value-based reimbursement, population health, consumerism, and consolidation drive evolution within the healthcare industry, it is imperative that hospitals and health systems understand how to integrate the spectrum of care to best serve patients,” explains Gordon Mountford, Executive Vice-President at Huron Healthcare. “Cynthia’s deep knowledge of emerging business challenges, regulatory changes, and market demands will help our clients grow market share and gain competitive advantage through innovative solutions.”