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Jim Balabuszko-Reay Joins Chartis as Principal

Chartis, a comprehensive healthcare advisory firm, today announced that Jim Balabuszko-Reay (B-Reay) joined the firm as a Principal in its Informatics & Technology practice. B-Reay has more than 25 years of experience as a program manager and advisor to healthcare and IT executives. In addition to several leadership roles within prominent healthcare organizations, he previously served Chartis as a consultant for 15 years, focusing on strategic planning and analytics architecture design.

“I’m excited for Jim to rejoin our Chartis team,” said Jody Cervenak, Director and Informatics & Technology Practice Leader at Chartis. “His deep understanding of healthcare operations and breadth of technical expertise will help forward-looking organizations unleash the power of informatics and technology to advance their strategic objectives.”

Prior to returning to the firm, B-Reay provided analytics solutions and executive and IT strategic planning for a variety of healthcare organizations, including single hospitals, multisite integrated delivery networks, and regional health cooperatives. He also developed value-based data governance and processes and served in program leadership roles for several Epic EHR implementations. 

With a background in application design and data warehousing, B-Reay has developed innovative solutions to convert transaction-based clinical and financial data into strategic information to support management decision-making. He also has delivered strategic and tactical imaging projects in cardiology and radiology.

B-Reay holds a Bachelor of Arts in music composition from Macalester College. 

About Chartis 

Chartis is a comprehensive healthcare advisory firm dedicated to helping clients build a healthier world. We work across the healthcare continuum with more than 600 clients annually, including providers, payers, health services organizations, technology and retail companies, and investors. Through times of change, challenge, and opportunity, we advise the industry on how to navigate disruption, pursue growth, achieve financial sustainability, unleash technology, improve care models and operations, enhance clinical quality and safety, and advance health equity. The teams we convene bring deep industry expertise and industry-leading innovation, enabling clients to achieve transformational results and create positive societal impact. Learn more.

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