Cobalt is a consortium and network of accomplished and internationally experienced business leaders and healthcare IT professionals based in the Middle East that is dedicated to solving some of the major problems and concerns the GCC healthcare systems are currently facing and expect to face.
The core team’s combined 150 years of experience in the healthcare industry providing services ranging from consulting and advisory to technology implementation grant them the necessary skills and capabilities to lead, implement, and advise on healthcare strategies on a national and ministerial level.
Cobalt has an outstanding testimony of success initiating, planning, and delivering multi-million dollar projects in challenging healthcare environments. Across the years, the team has delivered its services to innumerable healthcare organizations and government entities.
In addition to the general healthcare management consulting services, Cobalt provides assistance with design and implementation of quality improvement initiatives, educational programs and related value-added services.
Accomplished and internationally-experienced Business Leaders (roles in the healthcare industry of CIO, CMO, Business Development, Operations Management, Product Management, Services Management).
Extensive experience in strategic and operational levels planning and delivering multi-million-dollar projects in complex and challenging healthcare environments.
Combine advanced knowledge of systems with the vision to identify new market opportunities and the ability to translate vision into compelling actions for increasing revenue and ROI.
Innovative, entrepreneurially-driven and financially astute individuals, offering strong business leadership and exceptional influencing skills forging profitable alliances and partnerships.
- Strategic Business Planning & Execution
- Decisive Business/Team Leadership
- Market Research/Business Intelligence
- Sales & Marketing Strategies
- Bids Proposals/Tendering
- ‘C’ Level Account Management
- Investor/Board Level Relationship Management
- Target Operating Model Creation
- Financial Governance & Controls
- Systems Architecture & Roll-Out
Thought Leadership: incisive and creative thinkers; a readiness to question the status quo and take responsibility for lead ground-breaking initiatives to challenge organizational behaviors and change directions of business travel.
Business Development: Expert analysis of market trends and competitor activity to provide evidence based platforms in support of sound decision-making on CAPEX programs and for varying the product/service mix
Negotiation: Skilled negotiators in operational and commercial roles. Robust scrutiny of all deal-making and contractual processes; absolute focus on pricing, quality assurance (QA) and levels of service delivery (SLAs).
Leadership: The ability to attract, select, motivate and empower high caliber people, setting challenging KPIs whilst supporting team members to put in place lasting legacies of process and business improvements.
Financial Acumen: Highly numerate. Full P&L for managing programs of up to +$US100m, including all forecasting, budgeting, and financial reporting, exercising rigorous spend controls whilst balancing risk and reward.
Operational Management: Accustomed to working across business units in matrix environments, cutting through silos and complexities, providing clear executive direction and coordinating multi-disciplinary teams to agreed objectives.
Change Programs: Strong management of organizational change, providing expert analysis of fault lines and the restructuring of resources, processes and systems to drive operational efficiency and take out cost.
Stakeholder Engagement: Polished communicators and ambassadors for the business. Win trust on transparency fostering an increase in confidence at all stakeholder-levels to gain ‘buy-in’ for achieving shared goals
Technical Proficiency: Various industry accreditation with extensive experience designing and implementing major digital transformational programs for large corporates to improve organization wide governance and maximize ROI in technology and infrastructure development.
Comprehensive Consultative Surveys
Conducted by a team of Cobalt surveyors, the process includes institutional document review before site visit, on-site visit by a professional survey team, comprehensive site evaluation report and a certificate of participation.
A comprehensive consultative survey is a service that will provide a healthcare facility with a strategic operations improvement plan across its different functions and departments. Based on this report, Cobalt and its partners can further develop an action plan with the leaders of the facility on designing and implementing operations improvement.
Customized or Focused Consultative Surveys
The customized evaluation involves selection of and agreement on, or development of, organization or project-specific standards. Once the standards are determined, Cobalt and its partner network will conduct an evaluation of actual performance compared to the requirements of the standards. Results of the focused consultation are presented in a full report.
Focused consultations can target any department or function within a healthcare facility. Examples of such are establishing and/or assessing: Medical records department, hospital information system, utilization review, risk management, medical administration system, infection control criteria, clinical pathways, nursing management system, policy and procedure manual. All consultations are performed with the goal of providing the institution with workable systems, tailored to its operating needs.
Digital Transformation Services
Innovation and Digital Transformation require a unique balance and understanding of enterprise strategy, innovation intent, organization dynamics, operational consideration, clinical strengths, and more. Cobalt demystifies innovation and makes it actionable and accountable.
Digital Strategy and Roadmap
Cobalt offers a suite of services to support organizations with their digital roadmaps. It measures progress toward a digital health ecosystem and upgrades the organization’s ecosystem to connect clinicians and provider teams with people, enabling them to manage their health and wellness using digital tools in a secure and private environment whenever and wherever care is needed.
Technology and Digital Advisory and Implementation Services
Cobalt aims to not only advise its clients on the latest and cutting-edge healthcare technology but also guide them throughout the entire process leading to successful implementation and high adoption.
Such are services that target entities or investors interested in exploring the healthcare market. Cobalt and its partners, based on their market experience and needs forecast, will work with such entities on current and future market prospects and channel their interests into areas where demand is evident. Further, Cobalt can develop pre-feasibility studies, market research and analysis, feasibility studies, business plans, and required blue-prints on project management
Cobalt believes that the need for developing country-specific evaluation systems for healthcare providers through accreditation, licensing, credentialing, monitoring, and regulatory systems is evident in every country of the region. Assisting member countries in implementing such systems via training curricula and applicability methodologies is integral to providing comprehensive solutions.
Through its special partnership with HIMSS, Cobalt aims to aid in filling the large gap in education and workforce development. Cobalt has invested in educational curricula in healthcare IT, healthcare administration and allied healthcare management professions at the ancillary and support services levels.
HIMSS + Cobalt aim to build on their experience in developing academic curricula and continuing education tutorials in order to establish and implement accredited programs, tailored to meet the country-specific operational needs of the region
HIMSS Certifications and Training:
- Certification Renewal
- HIMSS Continuing Education Approval Program
- Certified Consultant Program
Events, Functions and Workshops:
- CXO Dialogues
- Sponsored Networking Events
- Workshops and Seminars
HIMSS Hospital Accreditation and Grading:
- Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity – AMAM
- Continuity of Care Maturity Model – CCMM
- Clinically Integrated Supply Outcomes Model – CISOM
- Digital Imaging Adoption Model – DIAM
- Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model – EMRAM
- Infrastructure Adoption Model – INFRAM
- Outpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model – O-EMRAM