Amanda Hopkins Tirrell, MBA, FACHE ‘86

A COVID Spring has turned into a COVID Summer with my interim executive management consulting business pretty much grounded. It is more than a challenge to move about the country with pandemic travel restrictions between and among the various hot-spot regions of our country! As a result, I have been focusing on work that I can do remotely from my home-office based in North Augusta South Carolina and limit my onsite engagements for now to a reasonable and safe day trip driving radius which ranges from Atlanta to Greenville to Charleston. 

For the last several months, I have been advising a couple of Software as a Service (SaaS) start-ups, which has been very interesting. One company is developing a Primary Care Access Analytics product that unlocks capacity and gives physicians and their teams insights into transforming their model of care to meet the pent-up demand for primary care made even worse by the pandemic. My other client offers a cloud-based behavior diagnostic tool that helps care managers working with providers, employers, and payers to help patients with Type II diabetes overcome SDOH and other barriers to achieve better health outcomes and reduce costs.

My MOST fun project during this COVID time was hosting a WHCM Class of ’86 Zoom Mini-Reunion and Happy Hour. June Kinney and Skip Rosoff joined us, and a great time was had by all! I am proud to say that we have really come a long way since LOTUS 123!

Seriously, thank goodness for this technology that has allowed us to reconnect and stay close and, more importantly, to reach our patients and their families during this unprecedented time. Wishing all my fellow Wharton Healthcare Alumni wherever you are a healthy and safe passage through these COVID times!  


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