|Andi Clark & Associates - Advisory Group
Leading Post-Acute Clinical Strategy and Innovation
Sharon Nicolette Fisher
Sharon N. Fisher is a healthcare senior executive specialized in bridging partnerships between Acute and Post-Acute providers.
Her experiences span for and not for profit providers i.e., Multi-site Health systems, Hospitals, Physician Group Practices, Skilled Nursing and Rehab, Long Term Acute Care, Home Health and Hospice, along with payers and end users of our health systems, patients and families. This exposure allows a unique perspective for episodic care management and positioning for global payment models.
Using strategic planning and process improvement approaches Sharon has the ability to pull in all stakeholders to gain a shared vision and implement complex healthcare initiatives to drive down costs and improve efficiency, connectivity and transparency across the continuum of care. She does not believe complex issues need to be a complicated process.
Sharon’s innovative skills were recognized when she launched her first company in 2000 to solve the cumbersome discharge planning process from acute care hospitals to post-acute destinations by creating a web-based solution. She continues to seek out innovative ways to improve work flow efficiencies, and enhance revenue streams with emerging solution based technology.
Sharon has held national roles in Business Development for long term care providers most recently VP of Business Development SunBridge Healthcare, Inc. where she was responsible to drive key growth initiatives (identify, assess, and implement), developed strategic plans to increase revenue, profits and market share. Hospital, PHO, Hospitalist and Home Care partnerships were key elements in her work focused on readmission initiatives between hospital, rehab and home, primarily focused on chronic disease management.
Currently she is the project lead for a three year population management grant offered by BlueCross Blue Shield of MA Foundation. The grant was awarded to the VNA of Greater Lowell. The goal is to demonstrate the ability to manage a population typically underserved and not homebound. Outcomes measured are in reduction of hospital admissions and ED visits for those living with Chronic Diseases; (CHF, COPD, and Diabetes). To achieve the desired goals utilization of on-site home health services, telehealth, and incorporating a Community Health Worker social support model into a traditional medical model to improve educational coaching, self-management and quality of life. The outcomes to date are favorable for a positive return on the grant investment.