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Quick Leonard Kieffer's Patti Hall, managing partner, and Joe Johnston, principal, led the search that resulted in the placement of Peter Bresler as the vice president of digital performance for AVIA in Chicago. Founded in 2012 by Abundant Venture Partners, AVIA runs the nation's leading network for health systems seeking to innovate and transform through digital strategy, bringing expert resources, as well as best practices and lessons learned from its 40 network members. The AVIA Innovator Network brings together action‐oriented health systems to solve pressing challenges that are ripe for digital innovation, such as consumer engagement and post‐discharge success. With AVIA's rigorous process and the power of collaboration, members identify, deploy, and scale the best digital solutions to achieve financial and clinical impact, allowing them to accelerate their pace of transformation.

In his role, Peter will serve as AVIA's chief expert in analyzing, modeling, measuring, and powerfully demonstrating the growth, financial, operational, and clinical impacts of every stage in the digital innovation life cycle for health systems. Using quantitative and qualitative methods and tools, he will drive the analysis and business cases supporting the transformative power of digital technologies, which remains revolutionary in health care. He will arm health system leaders with what they need to confidently accelerate digital innovation and build a platform that will enable the necessary transformation.

Peter comes to AVIA from Willis Towers Watson, where he served as the practice leader for health systems consulting. Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking, and solutions company with over 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. There, Peter launched and led the health systems practice, consulting directly with major integrated health systems relative to their deployment of strategies related to value‐based care and risk-based contracts and on further engaging with the employer community. He was engaged in market assessments for expansion, studies to improve employee experience with health systems, and financial modeling and utilization analyses to determine causes of network leakage.

Peter had been part of the Willis Towers Watson organization in its various iterations since 1989, when he joined in a consultant role, subsequently taking on a variety of practice leadership and client account management roles. He began his career as a consultant with Bain & Company. Peter holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Michigan and a master's degree in management (focused on finance and organizational behavior) from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

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