Hall and Associates, a leading provider of integrated management
software for healthcare organizations, announced today that Dan
Seargeant, PhD, a seasoned executive in the fields of healthcare finance
and information technology, has recently joined the firm in a
newly-created leadership position.
Dr. Seargeant is now a vice president with Kaufman Hall's Software
Division, focused on expanding the firm's product portfolio to address
healthcare providers' need for better costing systems as the industry
continues to move toward value-based payment models. Measuring outcomes
and costs for every patient was identified as one of six strategic
initiatives important in the evolution of healthcare by Michael E.
Porter and Thomas H. Lee in the paper "The
Strategy That Will Fix Health Care1," published by the Harvard
Business Review this past October.
"Porter and Lee, and numerous others, have commented that existing
costing systems in healthcare provide only crude and misleading
estimates of actual costs of service for individual patients and
conditions," Seargeant said. "I am excited to be working with the
outstanding team at Kaufman Hall to equip our clients with an advanced
set of tools that will help them accurately capture the costs of the
services they provide and make more informed decisions abot their
Dr. Seargeant brings to Kaufman Hall a strong and diverse background in
the use of IT and software to support financial management within
healthcare. Over the past 20 years, he has served in a variety of roles
related to healthcare systems and software, including working with major
providers such as Cedars Sinai and Loma Linda while he was a consultant
with Healthcare Microsystems. He served as Chief Financial Officer for a
large PPO, including responsibilities for accounting, finance and claims
processing, and as CFO for a large not-for-profit community-based
healthcare provider during the implementation of major improvements to
the organization's IT capabilities. As the owner of his own firm, he
assisted healthcare organizations of all sizes and types with decision
support, strategic planning, and IT management and often worked hands-on
as acting IT director, giving him direct insight into the needs and
daily operations of providers.
Dr. Seargeant has a doctorate in public health from the UCLA School of
Public Health and an MBA in Finance and Information Technology from
UCLA. He regularly serves as a guest lecturer for the UCLA School of
"Our goal is to help healthcare leaders quantify the financial impact of
their strategic and operational decisions, and Dan's knowledge and
experience is a great addition as we work to deliver additional
solutions to the challenges the industry is facing," said James Bodan,
Executive Vice President and head of Kaufman Hall's Software Division.
"With the introduction of Strategic
Cost Advisor™ this past fall, we are already helping clients better
manage cost concerns related to productivity. Service costing is a
natural next step in the evolution of our product portfolio."
To learn more about Kaufman Hall's current suite of software tools,
please visit www.kaufmanhall.com
or contact Senior Vice President Russ Anderson at 847.441.8780 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Kaufman Hall
Since 1985, Kaufman Hall has been a leading software provider and
advisor to hospitals and health systems, helping them incorporate proven
methods into their strategic and financial management processes and
consistently achieve their goals. Kaufman Hall continues to be
exclusively focused on helping healthcare organizations succeed in a
rapidly changing industry. We contribute to our clients' success by
providing the industry's most advanced offering of integrated management
solutions, which includes consulting services and software tools
designed to facilitate and sustain organizational improvement. More than
600 hospitals and health systems across the country use Kaufman Hall
software to help plan and manage their operations. To learn more, please
1 Porter, Michael E. and Lee, Thomas H. "The Strategy That
Will Fix Health Care." Harvard Business Review. October 2013.
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