Kevin Hamilton is a member of BRG's Healthcare Performance Improvement (HPI) practice, where he leads the Applied Analytics and Global Health Performance teams. He is also leading BRG’s expansion of the HPI team into the international market. In this role, he is charged with adapting the team’s methodology and approach to fit with the challenges that hospitals face around the world. He also serves as a conduit to propagate global best practices across all of BRG’s international healthcare clients.
Mr. Hamilton was instrumental in conceptualizing and developing the precursor to BRG's DRIVE (Dynamic Rapidly Interactive Visualization Environment) platform. This analytic engine is integral to HPI's Comprehensive Performance Improvement projects. Used to interrogate and create actionable information from disparate raw transaction data, DRIVE has been transformational in the team's ability to quickly and precisely address impediments to creating true healthcare value.
A mechanical engineer by formal training, Mr. Hamilton has spent his career working to apply novel analytic methods to healthcare data to improve hospital operations while simultaneously improving the value of healthcare provided to patients. Before joining BRG, he was a senior director for an international consulting firm.
Representative examples of Mr. Hamilton’s experience include:
- Client Service executive and project leader for a comprehensive opportunity identification project to determine operational breakdowns for a client in the United Kingdom. Project work included assembly of disparate system outputs into a robust data warehouse that could be interrogated and shared with client clinical, financial, and informatics executives. Following identification of opportunities, the team is in discussions to transform the identified process breakdowns through a comprehensive project.
- Client Service executive for an advanced analytic project that focused on constructing a comprehensive data warehouse, interrogating the data for process improvement opportunities, and creating hypotheses for future investigations. Also provided advisory oversight to a predictive analytics initiative that focused on identifying the attributes of patients that would identify propensity to readmit to the Emergency Room post discharge.
- Project director for back-office transformation assessment for a hospital in Beirut, Lebanon. Responsibilities included interviewing client personnel, directing the data analysis being provided by stateside resources, and interacting with client executives to understand the unique needs of the hospital. Operational deficiencies were identified, and detailed recommendations were formulated for client implementation.
Washington State University
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2001
Huron Consulting Group (Purchased Wellspring Partners)
2007 - 2011
2006 - 2007
2002 - 2006
2001 - 2002
The real value is being able to understand the factors that may lead to either quality or cost events based on a statistical understanding of patients.
A health system had achieved strong operating margins for many years but, as with many strong health systems, was concerned about the impact of healthcare reform on future performance.
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