Executive War College 2024

Conference Details

Find Accumen at Executive War College 2024!

The Accumen team is excited to once again be attending Executive War College 2024 in New Orleans, and connecting with the various laboratory and pathology leaders.  

This annual event is a must-attend for all laboratory executives seeking profound insights into the evolving landscape of laboratory medicine, particularly the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) within clinical labs.  Along with other focus areas such as advances in genetic testing, addressing lab staff shortages, and laboratory cost control.

Accumen Speaking Enagements

Jeff Myers

Jeff Myers, Vice President of Consulting at Accumen, will be joining the McDonald Hopkins and Advanced Strategic Partners team for an on-stage workshop discussing Laboratory & Pathology Merger & Acquisitions.

Jeff, leads Accumen in providing hospitals and health systems with insights into identifying the true cash value of your laboratory asset.  Additional work around Laboratory Outreach efforts for Jeff has been an Interview with Laboratory EconomicsWebinar: Optimizing the Strategic Value of Your Lab, and a AHA Podcast: Optimizing Laboratories as Essential to Patient Care

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Parkview Health

Lisa Daniel, of Parkview Health, will be leading a speaking engagement around Lab Stewardship with a focus on strategies to improve physician utilization and controlling costs of lab testing.  Parkview Health, with the leadership of Lisa was recently named ASCP Choosing Wisely Champions for Leadership in Reducing Unnecessary Laboratory Testing.

Accumen takes pride in celebrating the success of Parkview Health, and Lisa will receive valuable support in her discussions from our team members, Dr. Chris Crossett and Dr. Andrew Fletcher.

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Nora Hess

Nora Hess, Senior Lab Consultant at Accumen, will be leading a panel discussion on
Clinical Laboratory Certification and Accreditation, “Making your Lab Assessment Ready.”

Nora has an respected career in the laboratory consulting space, with a prior background as a Lab Director for a Florida Health system and as a Medical Technologist. Nora has extensive experience in strategic planning, process redesign, laboratory consolidation/integration, regulatory compliance, quality management and cost reductions initiatives. She has worked with hospitals and health systems across the US, providing consulting expertise to meet the individual requirements of each client.

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Additional Accumen Team Attending

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Mike Kachure

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

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Jeff Downs

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

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Chris Crossett

Director, Lab Stewardship

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Andrew Fletcher

Medical Director, Lab Stewardship

About Accumen:

Accumen’s team of highly experienced subject matter experts (SMEs) are ready to create and recommend solutions to begin improving operations in your laboratory.  Our methods, processes, and tools are designed to retain staff in a tight labor market, reduce costs, increase revenue, improve processes, and increase patient safety and satisfaction. Some recommendations are department-specific, while many apply broadly to lab management as a whole.

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Mike Kachure

Vice President, Central Region Strategic Partnerships
Mike Kachure is the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for Accumen’s central region. He has more than two decades of experience in business development leadership roles. In his current role, Mike leads a collaborative effort with healthcare business executives to identify opportunities for creating additional value from the laboratory. Based on the value created, a partnership is developed through a complete lab transformation plan that reduces risk while accelerating financial and operational outcomes. He received his BS in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served in the Army as a 1st and 2ndLieutenant, Combat Engineer.

Jeff Downs, CPA

Vice President,
East Region Strategic Relationships

Jeff Downs is the Vice President of Strategic Relationships at Accumen. In this role, Jeff advises health systems on a wide variety of topics, but his passions center around company mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Other favorite topics include strategic planning, core lab concepts, lab stewardship and process improvement. Jeff has 30 years healthcare experience covering clinical and anatomic pathology labs, population health/ disease management programs, physician practice management, reagent & instrument manufacturing and test R&D.  As CFO, Jeff oversaw the turnaround and growth of a four health-system joint venture laboratory operation, which included 11 hospital labs, a core laboratory and outreach services across five states.  Jeff received his masters’ degree in Biomedical Diagnostics from Arizona State University and his undergrad in Accounting from Elon University.  He is proud to have maintained his CPA license for the past 30 years and as an alumni of both Deloitte and CVS/Caremark.

Chris Crossett, MBA, HCM

Director of Supply Chain

Chris Crossett is the Director of Supply Chain at Accumen. He is involved in client delivery initiatives relating to laboratory contracting, quality improvement and cost reduction. Chris previously served in this capacity at other Accumen clients.​ Chris has over six years of experience in healthcare supply chain management, contracting and value analysis. His experience spans leading costing savings initiatives, value analysis committees and complex contract negotiations. Chris has also been responsible for client supply chain management for a portfolio of accounts. In addition to his supply chain management responsibilities, Chris also assists in contract analysis for potential new clients.​ Chris holds a BS in Health Care Administration along with an MBA with a concentration in Health Care Management.

Dr. Andrew Fletcher, MD, MBA, CPE, FCAP

Medical Director, Lab Stewardship

Dr. Andrew Fletcher, MD, MBA, CPE, FCAP is the Medical Director of Lab Stewardship and currently serves on the Medical Advisory board at Accumen Inc. Dr. Fletcher is a board-certified anatomic/clinical pathologist, certified physician executive and a fellow of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. He has significant experience in leading quality initiatives that enhance organizations’ safety and value. He is the founder of Eutilogic Consulting, is an active staff CAP Inspector for laboratory accreditation, and is the former medical director of ARUP Consultative Services.

Dr. Fletcher earned his MD from the Mercer University School of Medicine in Georgia and his MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He completed a surgery internship at the Geisinger Medical System in Pennsylvania, as well as a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology and a cytopathology fellowship at the University of Florida in Gainesville.