Stroudwater Associates serves healthcare clients exclusively. The firm is staffed by leaders and subject matter experts in healthcare, including MDs, RNs and past CEOs, COOs, and CFOs. Stroudwater consultants understand that no two assignments are alike, so they take a personalized approach as trusted advisors. The firm’s consultants have assisted MassHealth ACOs and CPs with readiness reviews and implementation processes.


  • Stroudwater Associates is a leading healthcare consulting firm with clients in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, serving healthcare clients exclusively.
  • The firm’s broad understanding and experience with all elements of the delivery system are critically important for serving clients in an increasingly interconnected and interdependent environment.
  • Stroudwater consultants are experienced working with staff at all levels of the organization and can assist with developing and implementing strategies and innovative clinical and financial models, such as team-based medical home models and models which integrate primary care and behavioral health.


Stroudwater was engaged by a 60-provider practice, part of an integrated delivery system offering both clinical services and full-risk insured products. On a contribution margin basis, with Stroudwater’s assistance, the client significantly exceeded the initial $12M performance improvement estimate. Stroudwater collaboratively addressed issues including staffing, provider contracts, revenue cycle, scheduling, productivity issues, work-flow analysis, dashboard development, and the development of an intensive care coordination program for selected high-risk, high-complexity patients and members.


As an employee-owned company, every staff person has a stake in providing exemplary client services – from the administrative team to the chairman of the board. An unwavering commitment to providing real-world counsel and actionable advice helps differentiate Stroudwater from other firms.


The statements in this document are made solely by Stroudwater. No statement in this document should be construed as an official position of or endorsement by Abt Associates Inc. or the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services.


Stroudwater Associates is a leading national healthcare consulting firm serving healthcare clients exclusively. Founded in 1985, the firm focuses on strategic, operational, and financial areas where our perspective offers the highest value. The lighthouse featured in our logo represents our commitment to serving as a beacon of strength, guidance, and direction to ensure our clients’ success and sustainability through whatever storms they may weather. Offering real-world and actionable advisory services, clients are supported to navigate the dynamic risks of today’s healthcare environment, with an emphasis on the industry’s transition from a fee-for-service model to compensation based on patient experience, population health, and reducing costs. Stroudwater staff’s broad understanding and experience with all the elements of the delivery system is critically important for serving clients in an increasingly interconnected and interdependent environment. Each assignment is approached with focus, energy, and drive to get it right.


  • As healthcare experts, we believe taking the time to invest in our own health is critical. Staff and consultants stay active through sailing, running, yoga, skiing, cycling, kayaking, and rock climbing.
  • Living and working in Portland, Maine, Atlanta, and Nashville, staff also volunteer within our communities including stints with numerous nonprofits and relief agencies.
  • Given how much time we spend on the road, we are able to collect a large amount of hotel toiletries. These are donated to shelters for the homeless members of our communities.
  • As a firm, we have collectively volunteered to cook, clean and serve meals at a homeless shelter in Portland, collected school and household supplies for a women’s and children’s shelter in Atlanta, and annually give to United Way via employee donations.


“The consultants from Stroudwater brought strong knowledge and understanding of MassHealth’s overall goals and objectives for the MassHealth redesign initiative and provided “hands-on” assistance and support to develop the Care Management model and work flows for the new Lahey MassHealth ACO.” – MassHealth ACO
“Stroudwater provided the industry knowledge, the training, the support, and the ‘push’ to make the hard changes. We did the work. That’s the only way to both achieve and sustain success.” – Hospital CEO


Actuarial and Financial

Care Coordination/Integration

Community-Based Care and Social Determinants of Health

Consumer Engagement

Flexible Services

Health Information Technology (HIT)

Performance Improvement

Population Health Management