Steve Rushing

Board Member

Steve is an experienced healthcare management and information systems consultant with 39 years of experience serving healthcare providers, payers and suppliers of services and products. For providers, Steve’s experience includes clinical, patient management and financial information systems strategic planning, evaluation, selection and implementation assistance. For payers and suppliers, he has used his extensive understanding of the provider segment to assist clients with formulating product strategy and improve product and services delivery.

Steve was with Andersen Consulting (Accenture) for 25 years. He was in their healthcare practice with partner responsibilities for 15 years. Following Accenture, he was President of Superior Consultant’s e-health Division. Following Superior, Steve was Director of BearingPoint’s Clinical Transformation practice. Most recently, Steve was a VP for Health Services for North Highland Company.

Steve’s client experience covers a wide range of technology enabled performance improvement engagements for health care delivery organizations. Clients include community hospitals, academic medical centers, home health care and large multi-specialty clinics. His clients have also included commercial payers, including health maintenance organizations, and for-profit physician management companies. He has worked with a number of established and start-up healthcare suppliers and vendors to improve delivery of products and services or introduce new products and services to providers.

In July 2010, Steve was named the director of health@ei2. health@ei2 is the program office within Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute responsible for health information technology translational research and deployment initiatives. Recent projects include assistance to the Department of Community Health in conducting an environmental scan of Georgia’s health information technology (HIT) landscape and HIT assistance developing a strategic and operational plan for Georgia’s state-wide health information exchange. health@ei2 is also an outreach and education and technical implementation partner in the Georgia Health Information Extension Center (GA-HITEC) led by the National Center for Primary Care at Morehouse School of Medicine. Steve is health@ei2’s team senior advisor researching, designing and implementing HHS’s Office of the National Coordinator for HIT (ONC) and GA Department of Community Health’s Consumer Mediated Health Information Exchange Challenge Grant in Rome, GA. HIT workforce improvement is a priority for health@ei2 and includes working with the Technical College System of Georgia in developing new or expanding existing health informatics programs. health@ei2 is also building and supporting an GA employer initiative that uses social networking technologies for peer-to-peer learning and best practices dissemination for employee health improvement.

Steve has been an active member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). Steve served as the president of the GA chapter and that year Georgia was the recipient of the Graham L Davis award for best performing chapter. Steve is a member of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society and has been a speaker at its annual conference. Steve has also published a number of magazine articles and is a subject matter expert asked for comments and opinions for reporter articles. Over the years he has been a speaker at a number of conferences, frequently speaking on the subject of state-of-the-market and emerging technologies and their adoption strategies.

Steve is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology with B.S. and M.S. degrees in Management. He is an executive-in-residence at the Health Systems Institute, a joint venture between the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University School of Medicine ( Steve’s role is to be a liaison between HSI and health industry providers and technology suppliers. He also brings his years of consulting practice to students by assisting teach a master’s level course in healthcare informatics and systems.