Innovative Health Strategies (IHS) announced today that Brett Warner has joined as an assistant vice president, based in the organization’s Chicago office. Warner will oversee IHS’s business operations, client engagement, and team development. As a member of the executive team, he will report to president of IHS and Drinker Biddle partner Neil Olderman.
“I look forward to working with such a talented, entrepreneurial-minded team that delivers substantial savings to its hospital clients,” said Warner. “It’s an exciting time to work in purchased services consulting, as I enjoy collaborating with hospital leaders and national vendors to identify creative ways to safeguard cost-savings and incentivize performance improvement.”
Warner joins IHS with more than 10 years of professional experience in health care supply chain and purchased services consulting. He has led several large-scale consulting engagements covering most of the United States, negotiated complex outsourcing contracts covering clinical and nonclinical areas, and developed a best-in-class sourcing process using a combination of market validation and benchmarking. Focus areas include support services, group purchasing, and health care technology.
“We have worked closely with Brett in the past and value his focus on client service and his strong track record of delivering results,” Olderman said. “At IHS, we operate as an extension of the hospital’s C-suite and supply chain. Brett’s approach to working with clients and becoming a trusted advisor is exactly what we need, and IHS will continue to build its team around this principle.”
Prior to joining IHS, Warner served as a director at OPTUM, a senior director at The Advisory Board Company, and as a business analyst at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He graduated from The George Washington University in 2004 with a degree in business administration.