Jim Mahan, Senior Consultant, is a thought leader in the healthcare industry with deep experience developing innovative solutions that improve organizational effectiveness, top line growth, quality improvement, and performance. Jim has consulted with senior leaders on Medicare and Medicaid initiatives, Joint Commission accreditation, and federal and state policy issues. His work has included efforts to create an innovative payment methodology for major Boston hospitals, launch an inaugural Medicare risk program, build a utilization management cost model, and convert an acute hospital to a post-acute care center.
Jim has served in roles across the healthcare continuum, having begun his healthcare career as an Emergency Medical Technician. He has expertise in emergency and trauma care and was a Certified Emergency Nurse for many years. As a clinician, Jim has served as both Nurse Anesthetist and an Adult Nurse Practitioner: in the former, he focused on orthopedics and sports medicine, and evaluated athletes and professional sports figures.
A lifelong learner and educator at heart, Jim has taught and lectured on clinical care topics around advance trauma life support, emergency fracture management, and primary care assessment of the knee and shoulder. Jim also serves as Senior Adjunct Faculty as UMass Lowell, educating students in doctoral and masters level programs in Nursing, Public Health, and Business to develop and apply innovative approaches in healthcare management. He was the recipient of the 2012 UMass Lowell, Distinguished Service Award for his teaching.
Prior to joining CFAR, Jim served as Vice President for New Business Development at Vizient/Sg2 where he expanded client relationships across the Northeast region. Before moving over to Sg2, Jim held the position of Vice President of Regional Operations for VHA New England where he utilized his healthcare reform and hospital market knowledge to develop strategies for growth, recruitment and retention, performance improvement, and program development. He implemented transformative programs by combining his clinical background and financial management knowledge with his broad healthcare industry experience in hospital operations and care delivery.
Jim is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, as well as a Board Member and Chair of Programs for the New England Society for Healthcare Strategy. He has spoken at national and regional organization events on numerous topics in healthcare and policy and has served as a volunteer on the Vaccine Corps for his local health systems.
Jim is a Registered Nurse and holds a BS in Nursing from Worcester State University and an MBA with a concentration in finance from Clark University.