Why IDEA

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    Agility:
    We are small enough to creatively and rapidly adapt our solutions to best fit your needs, large enough (staff of 13 consultants) to respond to large scale analytical projects and implementations. In our rapidly changing healthcare environment, agility is key.
  • 2
    Experience:
    IDEA commenced business in 1991 and our founders have been with the company ever since. Each of our staff has on average over 20 years of healthcare finance and Decision Support Experience. When you work with IDEA, we bring all of that experience and depth to the table. You are never working with a junior staff member, we are all deeply experienced in what we do.
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    Integrity:
    We take great pride in the fact that many of the clients we worked with back in 1991 are still our clients today. Integrity to our client partnerships, as well as our employees, has been the key to our success. We believe that if we continue to take care of both our client partners and our employees that we will continue to evolve and engage in new and exciting projects.

Partners

Our Partners

Sharon Mansour

Partner

Sharon Mansour

Sharon Mansour is the Senior Partner and Managing Director with IDEA Consulting Group and founded the company in 1991. She has overseen the growth of IDEA to a staff of 13 consultants while still remaining an active consultant on TRENDSTAR, HPM and HBI.

Sharon specializes in productivity, budgeting and cost accounting, and developing new business opportunities through her expansive client network.

Sharon began her healthcare experience in 1981 and has worked for Tampa General Hospital, Florida Medical Association, Sarasota Palms Hospital, Grant Center Hospital and HBO and Company. Sharon’s bachelor’s degrees are from New College, and her Master’s in Business Administration is from the University of South Florida.


Marshall Tom

Partner

Marshall Tom

Marshall Tom is a Partner with IDEA IDEA Consulting Group and helped Sharon get the company started in 1992.

Marshall has served as our primary cost accounting Guru for the past 21 years and leverages his deep financial and healthcare background from having worked as a CFO at NME Los Angeles, an Administrative Director at Long Term Group Seattle, and deep hands on experience with many clients while working for HBO and Company.

Marshall’s bachelors of Arts and Science degrees are from Stanford University and his Masters in Public Health is from University of California Los Angeles.


John Zenner

Partner

John Zenner

John Zenner is a Senior Partner with IDEA Consulting Group and is the Director of New Product Development. He has worked for IDEA since 1995 in a variety of roles ranging from implementing TRENDSTAR, HPM/PMOD to the creation of our software solutions including IDEA Budget Solution, Code Converter, Revenue Modeler and the Negotiator.

John currently specializes in reimbursement modeling and contract analysis, and also works to identify new business opportunities through our client partners to create custom software solutions and products.

Previously John worked for California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and Seton Medical Center in Daly City as a Sr. Financial Analyst. IDEA draws on John’s background in Healthcare Consulting and programming for SysteMetric’s/McGraw Hill starting in 1986 coupled with his operational healthcare finance experience. John received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.


Paul Greco

Partner

Paul Greco

Paul Greco is a Partner with IDEA Consulting Group where he serves as the Product Manager of IDEA Budget Solution. In this role, Paul is responsible for directing the development, implementation, consulting, marketing, and support for IDEA’s budgeting and reporting software product.

Paul’s prior experience includes the following positions: Director of Decision Support at UNC Health System, Manager of Decision Support at St. Joseph’s / Candler Health System, and Applications Analyst with McKesson HBOC. He has worked in the healthcare finance industry since 1990.

Paul received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (concentration in Finance) from the University of South Carolina.