Michael R. Solomon, PhD, MBA
Practice Lead, eCare Management
Michael R. Solomon has been leading the development of new business strategies and innovations for firms in the health care industry for over 30 years. Michael’s consulting practice is focused exclusively on health information technology – assisting technology firms, pharmaceutical manufacturers, health insurance companies, and health care organizations develop strategies and new business ventures to help his clients’ businesses grow.
Recent engagements include helping a physician-sponsored health information exchange develop the market/product strategies and business model to commercialize the solution for launch in the US market. Michael also recently concluded an in-depth market opportunity analysis for a global pharmaceutical company to help a cross-company team determine the near- and long-term impact of electronic health record adoption on their firm’s products. Other projects Michael has directed include assessing the feasibility of a new product concept for Smartphone-based clinical decision support, advising a government health care agency on strategic alternatives for procuring or developing a personal health record solution for its beneficiaries, and advising several global technology and private equity firms on strategies for investing in various segments of the US health IT market.
Michael is the author of numerous articles, including “The Case for Pharma’s Participation in Collaborative Care for Chronic Disease” (HealthLeaders, 2006) and “Information Technology to Support Self-Management in Chronic Care” (Disease Management Health Outcomes, 2008). Presently Michael is the chairperson of the HIMSS’ Personal Health Record Committee. He led the committee in its development of a “Value Model for PHRs from the Primary Care Provider’s Perspective.”
Prior to joining Point-of-Care Partners, Michael led the market research, strategic planning, and new business development for IDX Systems Corporation, a publicly held HIT company acquired by GE Healthcare in 2006. While in this role, Michael’s team provided support across the company’s clinical and revenue cycle management lines of business. He was also the founder of a successful medical practice information systems company, which after a strong run was acquired by a leading health care technology firm.
Michael earned a PhD in Health Services from Walden University and an MBA in health care management from the University of Miami, Florida.