Alicia Harkness is a partner and the leader of Guidehouse’s Health segment. She is passionate about positively impacting the healthcare ecosystem by enabling access to care; improving health equity and patient experiences; designing cost-effective care delivery models; and efficiently fast-tracking the release of lifesaving drugs and therapies to the market. Under her leadership, the Guidehouse Health team brings together clinical, operational, technological, and analytics capabilities and expertise from diverse commercial and public health backgrounds to solve the industry’s most complex challenges.
Harkness has served as the firm's diversity leader, commercial healthcare practice leader, and global engagement partner for key federal healthcare accounts, including the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. She has more than 25 years of consulting experience serving clients and growing high-performing teams. Throughout her career, she has also served the U.S. Military Health System, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Education, state and local governments, for-profit education organizations, public and private colleges and universities, academic medical centers, and commercial healthcare providers.
Before joining Guidehouse, Harkness was a partner at PwC where she led the commercial healthcare provider practice and grew the academic medical center and education advisory business. She was also a vice president at BearingPoint and partner at KPMG Peat Marwick.
Recognized as the second largest healthcare management consulting firm by Modern Healthcare in 2022, Guidehouse has received 12 KLAS #1 rankings, 11 NIH Director’s Awards, and several other accolades for our passionate commitment to helping clients deliver innovative services to their communities and customers.
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