Brad Armstrong, Partner & Vivek Kolpe, Practice Director & Ed Chinchoy, Senior Life Sciences and Healthcare and ConsultantShrinking reimbursements, changing competitive landscape, and increased compliance requirements are just some of the challenges faced by Life Sciences companies. Several areas of innovation in the industry to win in this new business environment include connected health, disease monitoring and management, informatics and analytics and tracking/compliance systems. These strategies bring increasing competitive advantage, differentiation and cost/quality value to the healthcare equation, but continue to be under-utilized.
Helping companies with their evolution in this changing landscape is Top Tier Consulting (T2C), a management consultancy focused on the healthcare industry, with expertise in strategy, operations and information technology. T2C provides deep business and technology expertise and pragmatic business solutions for Life Sciences companies and broader healthcare players, including, Health Plans, Providers / Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs) and Software / Technology Vendors.
“IT connectivity and informatics are a growing part of an innovative life sciences company’s business and product strategy” says Brad Armstrong, one of three founding partners of the leading healthcare consulting firm that has assisted many health care organizations to leverage technology to better serve customers and patients. “By combining our technical capabilities with our deep healthcare industry experience, we are able to help clients not only develop, but implement marketleading strategies,” says Vivek Kolpe, Practice Director at T2C.
Top Tier Consulting was started by three healthcare partners from major strategy and management consulting firms. From the start, the firm’s focus has been to help accelerate client-driven change and improve overall results. “Our senior practitioners play key roles devising business, technology and product strategy, leading large systems implementations, driving complex business process change projects, and supporting the client organization’s evolution and expansion efforts. We understand the complex dynamics of the various healthcare participants and are able to bring new approaches to solve such complex problems,” says Kolpe.
“Our focus is to support innovation at the client organization, enable greater efficiency and help our clients differentiate themselves through technology.
In this rapidly changing healthcare environment, our clients rely on us for cutting edge strategy, operations, product development, and IT consulting services
It is no longer sufficient for companies to focus on individual products. It is imperative for companies to ensure their products and services can effectively integrate with processes and systems of other players in healthcare, and improve quality, costs and health outcomes. There is no template act we follow at T2C. We develop specifically what is needed for the client,” adds Kolpe.
The company’s client roster includes numerous Health Plans, Life Sciences companies, Providers and Hospitals, Software and Technology Vendors, and Government. Their clients include Amgen, Apria Healthcare, DaVita/HealthCare Partners, Kaiser Permanente, McKesson, Medtronic, SCAN Health Plan and Molina Healthcare.
Their core service lines include Business and IT Strategic Planning, Business Process Reengineering (BPM), Business Intelligence and Analytics, IT System Architecture, Design and Implementation, Systems Selection and Implementation, Program / Project Management.
“What differentiates us are our contributions, credibility, collaboration and collegiality,” says Ed Chinchoy, Senior Life Sciences and Healthcare Consultant, who has 20 years of experience in strategic planning and global product management.
As T2C visualizes its future, they want to maintain their focus on healthcare. “We see our highly effective model grow rapidly across all healthcare segments we work in. Our competencies, credibility, creativity and collaboration will continue to win for our clients every time,” concludes Kolpe.