WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced that William Allen, M.D., has been appointed as Managing Director and Executive Medical Director on the Convergence team in the Company's Health Solutions practice. Dr. Allen will be based in Michigan.
"Dr. Allen brings more than 20 years of clinical experience to the firm as a pulmonary and critical medicine specialist," said Ken Barker, Senior Managing Director and Global Practice Leader of the Health Solutions practice at FTI Consulting. "He will play a critical role in helping our clients understand and implement new solutions during a time of extraordinary change in healthcare."
Formerly Senior Medical Director for The Advisory Board Company, Dr. Allen provided clients with clinical integration and accountable care program assessment and implementation services to hospitals and health systems in Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Before joining FTI Consulting, his most recent focus was on the development of population health management programs built on the foundation of a Federal Trade Commission-compliant clinically integrated organization. In his new role, Dr. Allen will be focused on innovative value-based solutions. He also will be assisting organizations with clinical care transformation initiatives across the continuum of care, in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
"We are excited to welcome Dr. Allen to our team. He is a renowned leader in the healthcare industry and is among a small group of physicians who encompass extensive clinical and consulting experience," said Phillip Polakoff, M.D., Senior Managing Director and Chief Medical Executive of the Health Solutions practice at FTI Consulting. "Dr. Allen intimately understands the value-based relationships that are growing among payers and providers. In his new role, he will be able to advise payers, hospitals and healthcare systems on how to make the transition into the next era of healthcare."
Prior to his consulting career, Dr. Allen served as Executive Vice President for Clinical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer for a large healthcare system in the Midwest. He was responsible for strategic business development with an emphasis on innovative growth models, unique to the service area, that forge true partnerships with physicians.
Dr. Allen holds a B.S. from Michigan State University and his M.D. from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He completed his fellowship in pulmonology and critical care medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center and also holds an M.H.S.A. from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
In addition, Dr. Allen provides education to executives and physicians on value-based care transformation, combining his years in practice and his experience as a physician leader in assisting doctors and executives to accommodate transformational change initiatives. His responsibilities include developing curriculum, lecturing and conducting workshops at leading hospitals across the United States.
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FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 4,200 employees located in 26 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The Company generated $1.65 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2013. For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.
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