Brian Collins

Director, Decision Support
Lawrence General Hospital
Brian Collins is a healthcare executive with 20-years experience and success. Beginning with co-founding ProHealth Physicians, Connecticut's largest primary care group and later acquired by Optum United Healthcare Group. Then helping to lead Tufts Medical Center from the 50th percentile of all Academic Medical Centers (AMC's) to the sixth best of all 110 AMC's in the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC); highest ranked in New England. As the Director of Decision Support at Lawrence General Hospital, a disproportionate share hospital 30-minutes north of Boston, Brian Collins has been part of a new surgical building, expanding strategic service lines, increasing case mix index, and maximizing contribution margin. Most recently, these efforts have been published in popular industry magazines, including: 'Raising CMI Through a Multidisciplinary Approach in the Community Hospital Setting', Healthcare Financial Management Association, July 2017; and 'A system-wide movement to improve patient care and reduce unnecessary laboratory testing', Medical Laboratory Observer, March 2017. In addition to publications, Brian Collins has presented to over a dozen national audiences in recent years, including annual engagements with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Clinical Nurse Leader Annual Summit (2015-2017) on performance measurement, workflow and process improvement.
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