For 32 years Deanne has worked in a variety of capacities in the healthcare industry, including positions with hospitals, research and advisory services, IT vendors, associations and consulting groups. Deanne co-founded Santesys Solutions with the goal of helping organizations navigate the market, economic, regulatory, and IT waves of change throughout the health care delivery system, and leverage these changes to develop impactful solutions and programs.
Deanne has a specific focus in researching and analyzing IT and policy trends affecting health plans, provider organizations, patients and care givers. Representative clients include the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), growing health IT solutions vendors, and Fortune 500 organizations.
Most recently Deanne was the Research Director for IDC Health Insights responsible for research on health plan IT strategies and innovations. Deanne’s core research coverage included: the evolving policy, cost, regulatory, and related IT issues of the U.S. health care system, including the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), consumer engagement tools, disease management tools and analytics, and Medicare and Medicaid best practices. Prior to founding Santesys, Deanne was the Director of Marketing at the Academy for Healthcare Management (affiliated with America’s Health Insurance Plans, AHIP), where she also managed development of the health IT curriculum.
- B.S. Marketing (with minors in Pre-Medicine and English), University of Maryland, College Park
- M.S. Information Systems Management, University of Maryland, University College.
- Deanne is an active member of HIMSS and Women Business Leaders (WBL) in Healthcare.