Ms. Thomas has more than 30 years of experience in health information technology, with a focus on analytics, surveillance and the re-use of data to support population health management, quality, safety, and efficiency performance improvement efforts of healthcare organizations. Having served in a variety of leadership roles in strategic consulting, product management and product marketing, Ms. Thomas offers a seasoned perspective on how to drive measurable results through the use of business intelligence in healthcare.
Currently Ms. Thomas is the managing director for Advisory Solutions at Encore, A Quintiles Company. In this role Ms. Thomas is responsible for the definition of a suite of data and analytics oriented consulting solutions – including the go-to-market strategy, sales support and consulting role requirements – that support population health management IT-enablement and other data-based analytics needs. he solution suite is heavily focused on the emerging analytics needs of organizations in transition from fee-for-serve to fee-for-value.
Previously, Ms. Thomas was vice president of portfolio strategy and design at Premier Inc, where she led the re-design of the analytics and surveillance portfolio and the social business platform. Prior to joining Premier, Ms. Thomas was an associate partner in the healthcare provider practice of Global Business Services for IBM, created and led the health analytics strategy practice, was a fellow in the IBM Center for Healthcare Management and co-authored the IBM study “Healthcare 2015: Win-win or Lose-lose? A Portrait and a Path to Transformation”. Ms. Thomas joined IBM in 2005 on the acquisition of Healthlink. At Healthlink Ms. Thomas successively led the thought leadership, strategic services and Eclipsys service areas. Prior to joining Healthlink, Ms. Thomas held a series of product planning, product development and marketing strategy roles at Eclipsys Corporation and Transition Systems, Inc.