Brian Harrison is a Senior Healthcare Advisor for Cisco Systems, Inc. Brian comes to Cisco from The North Highland Company, a global management and technology consulting firm based in Atlanta. For the past twenty years,Brianhasbeen consultingto the healthcare, hospitality, and retail industries. Brian's specialty is in selecting and implementing technology solutions within healthcare. During the last five years, his focus has been on working with health systems and plans to design and develop value-based care models, specifically patient-centered medical homes and clinically integrated networks. His former clients include HCA, Vanderbilt Medical Center, Healthways, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Hawaii, and a number of other smaller providers and health plans.
While at North Highland, he helped healthcare clients manage change in the evolving healthcare landscape, both through the selection and implementation of technology as well as business strategy and process definition. He specialized in the shift from volume- to value-based care. He is knowledgeable regarding the impact of healthcare reform, helping to develop new models of care with a special focus on applying technology to impact business and clinical operations. Prior to North Highland, Brian worked for Accenture and then Novell. Overall, his experience and strengths apply to many of the interesting trends being seen today in healthcare.Brian holds a BS in accounting from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), from the Project Management Institute.