Y U So Mad?

Drew Madden’s Industry Leading IT Healthcare Journey


Capitalizing on his passion for IT healthcare, Drew Madden has spent more than a decade devoted to taking on the complex challenges in the industry.

Following his graduation from the University of Iowa with a B.S.E. degree, Madden began his career as an integration consultant at Cerner Corporation, which focuses on the combined innovations of information technology and health care.

He continued his work with Healthier Consulting and Ingenix Consulting as a senior epic consultant putting Epic Inpatient applications into practice in numerous hospital systems throughout the Midwest.

Madden left to join Nordic Consulting Partners as executive vice president in 2010 and within months he was promoted to president. His responsibilities included business advancement, enlisting new people and client partnerships. During his role as president, the number of employees at Nordic climbed from 10 to 725, client partners increased from 3 to 150 and annual revenue escalated from $1,000,000 to $130,000,000.

In addition, he also assisted the company in attaining a #1 KLAS ranking for Epic implementation services. KLAS, a Utah based Health Information research company, assembles ratings on healthcare industry software, (healthinformatics.wikispaces.com/KLAS).

In July Madden, along with managing partners Rebecca Bottorff, Aaron Friedman and Jeff Leach launched Evergreen Healthcare Partners. As a group, the partners have more than 45 years of IT healthcare expertise.

The company, which will compete against Nordic Consulting Partners, will assist its clients in advisory services and developing IT resources as well as putting together teams to tackle IT health care challenges (prweb.com/releases/2017/17/14546579.htm).

Madden recently shared on his blog some insight into technology areas he considers will influence the IT healthcare market.

He noted 3D printing has already achieved success in healthcare and that 3D printed organs, in all probability, will follow. The future of artificial intelligence, which has several medical applications too, is another area to watch closely.

What’s more, according to Madden, scientists are studying additional ways robotic applications can be advanced as well as how point-of-care diagnostics devices could trim down healthcare costs and lessen diagnostic mistakes.