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Mr. Garrett is currently consulting to PWC and the industry and working with them on a national health data steward project that will measure quality and performance in the US healthcare industry. Mr. Garrett was previously vice president and managing partner of Computer Science Corporation’s (CSC) Global Health Solutions (GHS) practice, a division within the company’s United States Consulting Group. He is responsible for leading all healthcare activities across CSC worldwide.
GHS provides consulting and information technology (IT) services to leading life sciences, pharmaceutical, health provider and health plan organizations. GHS serves the industry with consulting and system and data integration services that increase patient safety and value for consumers and employers, get drugs and devices to market quicker, and reduce waste and non value added costs across the Healthcare vertical. The GHS group works with CSC’s Federal Sector business unit to support similar efforts on behalf of the company’s civil and Department of Defense healthcare clients. GHS also collaborates with CSC’s Technology Management Group and local operations in Asia, Europe and Australia to support national and global outsourcing and systems integration engagements with healthcare organizations.
Mr. Garrett has more than 27 years experience in consulting and IT services. He joined CSC in 1995 as director of one of the regional practices and grew the organization to one of the largest practices in both the company and country. Prior to his current position, he served as vice president, healthcare solutions for CSC’s Consulting Group. Previous management responsibilities include directing national professional services and systems integration organizations; managing large applications development groups; program and project management of multi-million dollar global initiatives; and leading corporate marketing organizations.
Under Dan’s leadership CSC’s Healthcare team has successfully delivered some of the largest and most complex Healthcare IT initiatives for Governments (NHS/UK, HHS,NIH,CDC) and leading commercial Provider, Payer, and Pharma enterprises. Mr. Garrett is known for his healthcare industry leadership in health information exchange programs, Regional, State and Country Healthcare transformation initiatives, and functional process, technology and organization deployment programs in R&D, sales and marketing, manufacturing, healthcare delivery, membership management, and financial/supply chain management. Mr. Garrett is a frequent featured speaker at leading business, industry, and government forums and has recently spoken at the Council for Logistics Management Forum, HIMSS’s national event, Health and Human Services Secretarial NHII summit, Connecting Communities for Better Health Conference, MIT’s HIT Symposium, FCW’s Government Health IT event, and the National Health Information conference.
He was a founding member of the Interoperability Consortium, an alliance between Accenture, Cisco, CSC, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft and Oracle. He is currently serving as executive vice chairman of the Markle Foundation/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s “Connecting for Health” initiative. Mr. Garrett is also on the board of directors of eHealthInitiative and is a founding board member of NAHIT (National Alliance for Healthcare Information Technology), as well as a member of the executive committee of NAHIT’s board of directors. Mr. Garrett is a member of the Council for Logistics Management and is on the board of trustees of the Malcolm Baldridge Foundation. Mr. Garret holds a bachelor’s degree in computer and information science from Temple University’s Fox School of Business and is certified as a CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) by APICS, the association for operations management.