Mr. Anderson is a healthcare management consultant and a nationally known speaker on healthcare subjects. He's given presentations at more than 40 national, regional, and local conferences on such topics as e-health, organizational benchmarking, healthcare trends, clinical/financial and managed care systems, and healthcare system reorganization. Anderson's research focuses on the issues that have the greatest impact on his healthcare clients-not just technology questions, but strategic, policy, and organizational considerations. He tracks industry trends, conducts member surveys and case studies, assesses best practices, and does benchmarking studies. Prior to joining Anderson Consulting, Inc. in February of 2000, Mr. Anderson was Vice President of Healthcare for META Group, Inc., the Chief Information Officer (CIO) with West Tennessee Healthcare in Jackson, TN, Corporate CIO for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Health System in Kentucky, Arkansas and Tennessee, and Corporate Internal Consultant with the Sisters of Providence Hospitals located in Washington and California.