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Michael Duke, Michelle Moratti, Joe Bialowitz, Mark Thomas Named to Guidehouse Health Segment

Guidehouse has added former hospital and state health leaders Michael Duke, Michelle Moratti, Joe Bialowitz and Mark Thomas to its health segment to help organizations modernize the delivery of health care services to communities, transform operations and finances and address market challenges.

Duke, former chief information officer for a community hospital, will oversee Guidehouse’s health-focused hyperautomation services as a partner within the management consulting firm’s health practice, Guidehouse said Thursday.

He brings to the role over three decades of experience in the health care industry leading digital automation initiatives, developing management practices and improving operations. He previously worked at Baker Tilly US as a partner.

Moratti has been named a partner and head of strategic advisory services within Guidehouse’s health segment.

She previously served as an academic medical center chief clinical strategy and transformation officer. She has extensive experience helping customers achieve expertise in service line and ambulatory strategy, integrated network development and tech-enabled enterprise transformation.

Bialowitz serves as a director at Guidehouse with oversight of the firm’s health care-specific sustainability services. He help providers and payers develop roadmaps to eliminate pollution as part of efforts to improve business resiliency and address climate-driven challenges.

He is a health care sustainability expert who worked at Kaiser Permanente for 14 years and helped the health care company achieve carbon neutrality in 2020.

Thomas, former deputy secretary and chief operating officer of the Louisiana Department of Health, oversees state government health services as a director within Guidehouse’s health segment.

He is the immediate past board president of the National Association of State Developmental Disability Directors and has nearly three decades of experience across national, state and local health care settings. A Medicaid expert, Thomas has worked with health care providers on procurement, contracts, performance improvement and plan development initiatives.

We look forward to the value they will deliver to organizations seeking to transform operations, achieve tech-enabled efficiencies, advance whole person care, and improve environmental and community health,” said Richard Bajner, partner and payer/provider leader at Guidehouse.

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