Active Term: 12/2022 - 12/2023
Areas of Expertise
Hutchison Healthcare Consulting
Marla assists healthcare organizations through collaborating on creating value through strategic planning, organizational restructuring and integrating data and information technology into solutions. She has over thirty years of healthcare and management consulting experience. She published numerous articles on ambulatory care redesign, using data to drive improvements in the ambulatory care environment and organizational restructuring. She has also been a contributing author on two award winning books published through HIMSS; “Beyond Return on Investment: Expanding the Value of Healthcare Information Technology,” and “Rethinking ROI: The Challenge of Accountable Meaningful Use.” Marla has demonstrated the effectiveness and value of her consulting contributions with academic medical centers, for-profit Integrated Delivery Networks and not-for-profit health systems.
Prior to founding Hutchison Healthcare Consulting, Marla was a principle with Deloitte Consulting in the Houston, TX healthcare practice. She served on numerous internal programs, including the development and delivery of a consultancy wide Cultural Assessment, leading to significant changes within the practice and the development of the Deloitte Consulting Healthcare Transformation Practice. Marla also has been an active member of HIMSS, HFMA and AONE.
Marla has prior experience as a senior nursing executive with Humana, Inc., and the Chief Technology and co-founder of “the MediStore.”
Credentials, Education, & Lectures
Marla holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Kansas and a Master of Business degree from the University of Houston. She has conducted numerous national and international speaking engagements on current trends and topics in healthcare including; ambulatory care model transformation, surgical services transformation, the role of informatics in designing a collaborative approach to cancer care and the emerging e-healthcare consumer.