Clarify is a healthcare and technology consulting firm born in Charleston, SC in 2011. We're a specialized, boutique firm. Healthcare is complicated, and our goal at Clarify is to provide consulting to healthcare organizations. We enjoy taking big ideas, documents and data and making them easier to understand. We are honored to work with our clients and proud of the results we achieve together.
The transition from volume to value in health care provides us with new opportunities to effectively care for patients and drive revenue. We are dedicated to helping build strong businesses, advocating for providers, and helping improve patient outcomes.
AMBER WINKLER, MHA
Founder & CEO
Amber and her teams have successfully achieved NCQA PCMH Recognitions, and worked in the population health, research, process improvement, and software space since 2006. Her previous experience includes work as Director of Strategic Development for Palmetto Primary Care Physicians, and Research Executive at The Governance Institute where she focused on national hospital industry trends and best practices. Her work and projects are recognized by or featured in Modern Healthcare, the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, HealthLeaders, AAFP, Healthcare Finance News, Healthcare Benchmarks and Quality Improvement, Case Management Advisor, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. Amber is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Medical University of South Carolina. Amber also has a real estate license in both South Carolina and North Carolina.
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MICHAEL MEACHAM, JD, MPH
As an instructor and student of health care, Mike’s interests are in strategic planning for health care organizations, management, leadership, and health policy. Mike has an extensive background in development, public policy to leadership and management of healthcare organizations. He served eight years in the Kansas House of Representatives. In 1998, Mike left his legal practice in Kansas to become Director of Health System Development for Connecticut’s Office of Health Care Access where he led improvements in Certificate of Need Law and regulatory reforms affecting hospitals. In March 2001, Mike was named Vice President for Integrated Health Services at Eastern Connecticut Health Network, with responsibility for multiple healthcare units, leading the successful implementation of a two-campus hospitalist system. He became an Associate Professor at Pennsylvania State University in July 2003. Mike joined the Medical University of South Carolina faculty in 2010 as Associate Professor of Health Administration and Policy in both the DHA and MHA programs. Mike is a graduate of the Wichita State University, University of Kansas and the University of Kansas School of Medicine.
Areas of emphasis in consulting are facilitation of group projects focused on strategy development, development of strategic plans including market analysis, integration of multiple units into collaborative team, forecasting implication of policy trends for healthcare organizations, and development of Certificate of Need (CON) applications.