If it is the first time hearing this name, Drew Madden, you’ll be familiar with why he is one of the role models in the community. He has a decade-plus experience optimizing, advising, implementing, as well as managing EMR projects. His skill to combine a technical EMR experience with his skills in project management, as well as consulting services, help healthcare IT establish successful Epic implementation teams.
Drew began his career at Cerner Corporation. Here he spent a total of four years (2002-2006) implementing inpatient healthcare solutions at two major hospital systems in Chicago. Drew joined Healthia Consulting in 2005 (Ingenix Consulting acquired it in 2007). Drew spent four years there in implementing roles before transferring to a Business Development position.
Drew served as the president of Nordic Consulting from June 2011 to April 2016. Nordic is the most prominent Epic Consulting firm. It has received several KLAS awards for consulting success; it includes number one ranking for Epic implementation services in 2012 and 2014. He was responsible for recruiting, client relationships, consulting operations, and client relationships for the biggest Epic only consulting company in the nation. He is responsible for maintaining relations with Epic customers across the country and internationally. During his time at Nordic, the firm grew from 10-725 employees, 3-159 client partners, and $1M-$130M in annual revenue.
Before joining Nordic, Drew worked at Ingenix Consulting from December 2009 – December 2010. Now called Optuminsight, the firm is a subsidiary of United Healthcare. Drew was responsible for sales and business development of GE, Epic, and Allscripts consulting services in the Midwest.
Drew is passionate about building successful teams, attractive and unique company culture, and trusted client partnerships. According to Drew in 2014, he said he was eager about Electronic Medical Records, and he has spent more than ten years working with the brightest and best in the industry to optimize, implement, troubleshoot, and solve the complex challenges that come with EMR projects. He holds a B.S.E in Industrial Engineering with a major in Medical Systems from Lowa College of Engineering. He has excelled in every position he has held which makes him one of the best.