Scott is an independent advisor to hospitals, health systems and health-related companies as a consultant, board member and serial entrepreneur. His career has spanned diverse strategy assignments with over 400 organizations in 40 states. In addition to starting his own firm early in his career, he has held senior executive positions with a number of prestigious firms, including Booz Allen, Cushman & Wakefield and, most recently, ECG Management Consultants. Scott also served in a variety of interim management positions including as a hospital executive and President of a regional health system. He sold his consulting firm after 17 years to a health technology company in 1997 and has since helped start two other technology firms related to electronic health records.
Scott is a recognized thought leader in healthcare strategy. A trusted advisor to executive teams and boards, he has written extensively and established himself as one of the industry’s prominent voices in dealing with key trends and their implications. The focus of Scott’s strategy engagements has evolved over the years from aggregating regional hospital systems (more than $20 billion in hospital mergers and 35 health systems formed) to post-merger integration following these initial transactions. Scott was an early pioneer advocating for clinical service line planning and development, including physician and consumer engagement components. Recently, Scott’s focus has shifted toward creating systemness through mergers and shared clinical service lines, and by improving the patient experience through adoption of retail strategies and embedding them into community-based ambulatory care and related physician practices.
A popular speaker at regional meetings and board retreats, Scott has been widely published. In 2016, he received the coveted Dean Conley Award for best article of the year for “Retail and Real Estate: The Changing Landscape of Care Delivery,” published in ACHE’S Frontiers of Health Services Management. Scott is currently completing a book The Healthcare Consultant’s Handbook: Career Opportunities and Best Practices to be published by Health Administrative Press in 2020.