Healthcare Industry Veteran Frank Mueller joins Everest Group | Press Release

Mueller brings 30-plus years of multi-national healthcare information technology and business process experience to firm

Press release: February 1, 2011 ─ To address healthcare business leaders’ increasing need for insight on how to tackle a growing number of cost and performance challenges, Everest Group, an advisory firm on global services, has added depth to its team with the appointment of Frank Mueller, partner.

“Mueller brings more than 30 years of multi-national healthcare industry strategic consulting, IT and business service delivery, operations and senior management to Everest Group,” said Peter Bendor-Samuel, chief executive officer, Everest Group. “His experience and leadership will help our healthcare clients address their growing pressures, which include the rising cost of health services, increasing regulatory issues within an unsettled political environment, desire to improve efficiency across their organizations and accelerating number of mergers and acquisitions.”

Prior to joining Everest Group, Mueller was a partner and senior executive at Accenture for six years. One of his most expansive engagements involved assisting a large Integrated Delivery Network, or IDN, with outsourcing its primary information technology functions and implementing a clinical transformation with the medical and clinical staff as part of a long-term transformational outsourcing engagement.

During his 17 years at First Consulting Group, later acquired by CSC, Mueller held a several senior executive roles. As vice president managing the firm’s outsourcing consulting practice, he was responsible for establishing policies and procedures for successful transition and management of 12 major contracts with 32 hospitals and total contract value of more than US$750 million. While serving as the managing director of European engagements, Mueller established the firm’s consulting practice in the United Kingdom, which grew to more than 150 consultants across five countries in three years, opened six offices, acquired two consulting companies and integrated experts from the American and European practices. While at First Consulting Group, Mueller was also involved in assisting non-healthcare companies enter the healthcare field, such as financial organizations offering advanced technology to hospitals and clinics and airline companies providing supply chain technology-based tracking systems to major teaching hospitals.

Before First Consulting Group, Mueller was chairman and CEO of Healthserv, Inc., a start-up company that developed expert systems to integrate into existing applications, primarily as a tool for hospitals and physicians to increase payments and reduce denials from Medicare and Medicaid. Earlier in his career, Mueller was a national healthcare partner for Laventhol & Horwath, an international accounting firm, and a sales representative for Burroughs Corporation.

Mueller earned a master’s degree from California State University at Long Beach and holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California.

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