The 2016 Top 25 Consultants: William Shea


William Shea Cognizant Excellence in Healthcare 

Cognizant’s William Shea has been driving successful managed care strategies for more than 30 years and across several industry cycles. With such a lengthy career, he’s seen a lot of changes take hold in the industry, many of which he helped pioneer in the earlier wave of value-based and accountable care. His knowledge and experience are so vast, clients from the 1990s continue to seek his counsel, across their own careers as well as his.

He leads the company’s Health Plan Consulting practice, and has overseen growth of the practice from $10 million in annual billings and 20 consultants to a team approaching 500 while growing the practice’s business by more than 50 percent annually since joining the firm in 2009. In that time, Cognizant has expanded its market presence across payers, providers, pharmacies and government.

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