Drew Madden: proven effective leader in a field that needs as many as it can get

American healthcare is in trouble. And the sheer size of the industry threatens to take large portions of the entire country down with it. Americans today pay more than anyone else in the world for healthcare that is, at best, mid-level when compared against other developed nations. And the fact that the government spends more than $1.5 trillion each year on the provision of medical care to its citizens says everything one might need to know about exactly how high the stakes are; if U.S. healthcare costs are not brought under control, it could put the solvency of the entire country in serious peril.

Real answers to tough problems

Drew Madden is one of the leading figures within the healthcare IT space today. He has been in the field for more than 15 years, a career in which he started at the absolute bottom and rose to become the CEO of one of the largest firms in the industry. Madden has personally been credited with the growth of a boutique consulting firm into one of the dominant players in American Healthcare. He is also widely recognized as one of the industry’s foremost experts on the two major healthcare IT platforms, which collectively account for nearly all of the software used by hospitals in the country.

Now, Madden has branched off on his own. In 2017, he formed a new company called Evergreen Healthcare Partners. Evergreen is a healthcare consulting company that seeks to shift the paradigm of how healthcare technology is implemented. Madden has created a people-first philosophy, recognizing that software is only as good as people’s ability to use it. Evergreen focuses on the creation of not just software systems, but human systems that are able to work efficiently towards delivering the best possible healthcare outcomes for patients.

Although Madden is stern in his warnings about the state of U.S. healthcare and the likely outcomes for allowing the status quo to proceed apace, his naturally ebullient character radiates optimism about the future of the healthcare industry. Madden says that once Americans recognize the severity of this problem or any other, there is nothing that will stop us from finding a workable solution.