Kathryn A. Whitmore
Kathryn A. Whitmore, CEO of STS Consulting Group, founded this boutique strategy and transformation consultancy in 2011 to focus on healthcare analytics innovation driving population health outcomes and the industry transformation to value-based care. Her rare combination of leadership and technology expertise coupled with a passion for leveraging data assets to drive operational excellence adds value for organizations nationwide.
Kathryn is recognized as an analytics strategist, chief data officer, and population health thought leader. She is the author of a unique ‘enterprise intelligence’ strategy and implementation model which leverages trusted data as the foundation for building cultures of accountability. This model has been proven to increase analytics maturity and drive transformation aligned with achieving the healthcare triple aim. To that end, Kathryn was honored to jointly receive The Data Warehousing Institute Best Practices Award for innovation as Cleveland Clinic’s solutions partner. Her results have also been recognized by a partner nomination for the SmartCEO Brava Award for high-impact business leaders.
Kathryn’s past leadership roles include Principal & Founder of Strategic Technology Solutions for ESG where she envisioned and launched her first consulting practice to leverage information assets in healthcare. Prior to that role, she was Vice President of Software Engineering for eOriginal, a software firm specializing in electronic signature solutions, where her team was accountable to investors and the Board for designing, building, and supporting commercial software products.
Prior to eOriginal, Kathryn was employed by MedStar Health, most recently as the Assistant Vice President of Application Services. She and her leadership team were responsible for integrated clinical and financial solution selection, implementation, and customer support including their first clinical data repository. She also provided IT leadership for organizational redesign initiatives. She architected one of healthcare’s first enterprise data warehouses, the InfoMart still in use today, to deliver trusted information assets for strategic planning, marketing, clinical outcomes, staff productivity, managed care, financial operations, and Health Services Cost Review Commission reporting.
Kathryn has held a variety of other leadership and technology roles focused on analytics, strategy, operations, and performance improvement for MedStar Health, Helix Health, and Department of Defense organizations including Northrop Grumman/Westinghouse where she began her career as a database architect and software engineer.
Kathryn has been a member of the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) for many years actively serving in leadership roles for the Maryland Chapter since 2010. Currently, she is Vice President & President-elect of the Board of Directors. She is Past Chair of the Program and Advocacy Committees given her commitment to fostering valuable engagement for Maryland Chapter members. Her leadership was recognized with a National HIMSS Advocate of the Year award for her contribution to Maryland public policy advocacy including testimony to the Maryland Legislature for Senator Susan C. Lee sponsored telemedicine bills which later became law.
Kathryn is a member of the Maryland Health Care Commission Health Information Exchange Policy Board serving as a staff advisor for shaping HIE policy in Maryland. She participates with clients in the Healthcare Data and Analytics Association. She is an active member of the Project Management Institute, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, The Data Governance Institute, and The Data Warehousing Institute.
Kathryn enjoys sharing experiences through speaking engagements for HIMSS, the American Medical Group Association, and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, among others. She relishes conducting analytics strategy workshops for clinicians and executives, emerging technology workshops for IT and business professionals, and guest lecturing at local universities. She contributes to publications including Health Data Management, Health CXO, and The Advisory Board Company. She is acknowledged in Howard Dresner’s book “Profiles in Performance: Business intelligence Journeys and the Roadmap for Change” for contributing to the Cleveland Clinic case study. She provided industry expertise for the first edition Healthcare Business Intelligence Market Study, published in the Wisdom of Crowds® research series.
Kathryn holds a Master of Science degree in Technical Program Management from the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Information Management from West Chester University.