Heart Rhythm Society Launches HRS Consulting Services to Help Promote Streamlined Business Solutions and Optimal Patient Care

May 06, 2013

Media Contact

Ken Demith
Heart Rhythm Society
media@hrsonline.org
202-464-3474

WASHINGTON – The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Board of Trustees today announced the launch of HRS Consulting Services, a new business entity designed to provide HRS members, affiliates, payers, and hospitals with EP-related advisory services for managing the dynamic changes and demands of today’s healthcare environment. This unique endeavor is a strategic decision by HRS in response to member feedback. It supports the Society’s ongoing mission to improve the care of patients suffering from heart rhythm disorders by promoting research, education, and optimal healthcare policies and standards. HRS Consulting Services will focus on providing expert advisory knowledge relevant for EP labs and clinics seeking to achieve maximum financial performance and operational efficiencies for delivery of cost-effective, high-quality patient care.    

Newly appointed as President of HRS Consulting Services is Rod Williams. Williams brings extensive leadership and industry experience and has held various senior management positions in a number of world-class healthcare companies, including Johnson & Johnson, General Electric, Baxter Healthcare, Bausch & Lomb and most recently as Senior Vice President, Global Marketing at St. Jude Medical.  “We are pleased that Rod will be leading this critical new endeavor for the Society and look forward to the growth of HRS Consulting Services under his leadership,” says James Youngblood, CEO of HRS. 

Initially, HRS Consulting Services will offer reimbursement assessments, coding analyses, compliance reviews, operational efficiencies and revenue cycle improvements for enhanced financial performance.  In addition, it will leverage its affiliation with HRS to provide clients access to incomparable domain knowledge from a trusted leader focused on EP specific policies, trends, operational expertise and credentialing. 

HRS Consulting Services will be showcased in booth (955), adjacent to HRS’s booth, Heart Rhythm Place at Heart Rhythm 2013 in Denver, Colorado, May 8 – 11, 2013. For more information contact Rod Williams, 909-921-7183.

HRS Consulting Services was established in 2012 as a wholly-owned, for-profit subsidiary of HRS.  HRS Consulting’s mission is to provide high value consulting services to organizations providing electrophysiology services, in response to rapidly changing healthcare reforms.

About the Heart Rhythm Society

The Heart Rhythm Society is the international leader in science, education and advocacy for cardiac arrhythmia professionals and patients, and the primary information resource on heart rhythm disorders. Its mission is to improve the care of patients by promoting research, education and optimal health care policies and standards. Incorporated in 1979 and based in Washington, DC, it has a membership of more than 5,900 heart rhythm professionals in more than 70 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.HRSonline.org .