Paul Buonopane is Vice President of Avaap EHR where he is responsible for leading the strategic direction of Avaap’s revenue cycle and clinical optimization practices and in helping healthcare organizations align and optimize clinical and revenue cycle management practices to enhance patient and physician experiences, maximize cash collections and minimize cost to collect.
Paul brings 18+ years of experience assisting healthcare providers with both clinical and revenue cycle operational and systems transformation initiatives. Paul specializes in operations and information systems in academic medical centers, ambulatory care facilities including physician practices and hospital-based clinics, and multi-facility health systems. His areas of expertise include business process redesign, patient engagement and physician experience, clinical integrated network design and population health, revenue cycle net revenue improvement, enterprise data warehouse design and implementation, interim revenue cycle leadership, and Epic Systems risk mitigation, implementation and optimization.
Under his leadership, Avaap EHR (previously Falcon Consulting) earned Best in KLAS Category Leader for Revenue Cycle Optimization in 2017 and has been recognized as a KLAS-leading organization for three consecutive years. Paul brings sound financial leadership and deep industry perspective to help customers achieve positive cash flow and operational efficiencies while ensuring best clinical practices and compliance with established laws, regulations, practices and procedures.
Paul also served in Deloitte Consulting’s National Strategy and Operations Healthcare Provider Practice for more than a decade. He managed large-scale clinical and revenue cycle systems implementations and transformed the financial health of large academic medical centers through process redesign, implementation, monitoring and tracking of key performance indicators. Paul has been quoted in numerous industry publications, most recently in The Wall Street Journals’ CIO Journal.
Paul received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from the University of Massachusetts. He is Six Sigma and DBA certified. Paul has spoken at industry conferences such as the Computer Electronics Show (CES) and is an active board member of Healthimation.