Dorsey Health Strategies

Dorsey Health Strategies LLC, a consultancy founded by Dorsey & Whitney LLP, offers a comprehensive array of business advisory and regulatory services to clients in the health care industry. These services range from strategic planning to operational assistance to optimizing business models, and they may be obtained in conjunction with Dorsey’s legal services or independently. Our team is experienced in providing solutions to clients facing high-stakes business decisions that can make or break crucial projects. Equally important, we appreciate the impact such decisions may have on an organization from strategic, financial, and marketplace perspectives. Dorsey Health Strategies aims to provide the right result at the right time.


Strategic Planning. Assist clients with identifying and anticipating existing marketplace realities, and planning for future developments. This may range from developing a full-scale strategic plan to focusing on one particular area (e.g., Big Data, or implementing an EHR).

Governance and Change Management Assistance

    • Assess the strengths and weaknesses of management and boards and helping shape more effective leadership
    • Facilitate group discussions with key stakeholders to promote consensus-building and maintain projects’ progress

Business and Transactional Guidance. Identify opportunities and optimal deal structures in connection with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and alliances and affiliations.

Project Management and Operations Assistance

    • Streamline business processes to remove potentials for error
    • Lead lean transformations to increase business efficiency
    • Create training materials and working with training teams to implement new procedures and systems
    • Implement tools (e.g., dashboards) for ongoing monitoring, increased transparency, and continuous improvement efforts
    • Organize and implement Project Management Offices (PMOs) to implement new Centers of Excellence (COEs), plans, or procedures

Transactional Services

    • Conduct financial analysis and diligence reviews
    • Assist with transaction structuring and negotiation

Risk Management and Compliance

    • Assess risks engendered by the operations and activities of clients
    • Develop strategic and tactical approaches to mitigate risks
    • Assist clients in developing and adhering to compliance plans and programs

Health Information Technology (HIT) Planning and Implementation Assistance

    • Assist in selection of appropriate HIT, particularly EHRs
    • Devise operational plans and assist in HIT implementation
    • Plan for and coordinate in HIT integration with existing business processes


Dorsey Health Strategies routinely advises the following types of clients:

    • Healthcare providers
    • Large integrated systems
    • Independent hospitals, referral centers, and ambulatory providers
    • Specialty hospitals and surgical facilities, such as ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs)
    • Medical group practices (especially major groups of specialists) and "Umbrella" physician organizations (such as IPAs)
    • Health insurers (including PPOs and HMOs)
    • Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
    • Medical technology and device companies
    • Pharmaceutical companies
    • Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs)
    • Telemedicine and mobile health companies
    • Retail healthcare providers
    • Healthcare startups and joint collaborations
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June 25, 2015