Founder & CEO
Katie has 20 years’ experience in healthcare management. She has worked in several different specialties and both small and large practices. Katie has a passion for making healthcare better for patients, providers, and staff. She believes that every practice has the capacity for greatness.
Katie says, "I started in practice management in my early 20s. I had to learn by trial and error. I think back about how nice it would have been to have someone to help guide and coach me in those days. I would definitely had been a better manager myself. Healthcare is only getting more complex. You don't have to do it all and you certainly don't have to do it alone."
Katie received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and her MBA from the VCU Executive MBA program. She is also a member of MGMA (Medical Group Management Association), VMGMA (Virginia Medical Group Management Association), and a member and past president of Richmond MGMA. Katie is a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma.
Healthcare management is complicated. Practice Managers and Administrators wear a lot of hats every day. Many will have HR responsibilities, compliance duties, and financial obligations everyday while also leading, coaching, and encouraging their staff. Not to mention, answering to physicians and other providers and trying to keep them happy and productive. Oh, and don’t forget the patients, the whole reason people start in healthcare to begin with. All Administrators want to prioritize excellent patient experiences and outcomes. Practice management is not for the faint of heart and everyone needs help from time to time.
That is why Katie created Bright Ideas Medical Consulting. We can augment the work you are already doing to give you more peace of mind and help you sleep better at night. No practice is too small or too large for us. Our services are customized, affordable, and designed to meet your unique needs. Our passion is helping healthcare providers and managers get back to doing what they do best: providing care to patients.
Data Analyst/ Executive Assistant
Nidhi joined Bright Ideas Medical Consulting in 2019. She is a senior at VCU and will graduate with two degrees in December of 2020 in Information Systems and Data Analytics. Nidhi has previous experience with accounting and law practices as well as working with a start-up company.
Nidhi helps organize data in monthly dashboards and uses her analytical skills help us pull out pertinent information to drive financial success for our clients. She also helps with projects, including EMR implementations, process improvement, and provider credentialing. She works behind the scenes to support our consultants, so they can dedicate their time with clients most efficiently.