Health Alliance Plan Names New COO


DETROIT — Matthew Walsh has been appointed to senior vice president and chief operating officer of the Health Alliance Plan.

Walsh has 10 years of combined operational, clinical and administrative expertise within Henry Ford Health System, the Henry Ford Medical Group and HAP. 

Previously, Walsh served as the chief access officer for the Henry Ford Medical Group  and was responsible for improving patient access across 26 ambulatory clinics and call centers.

Walsh also served as HFHS vice president of clinical transformation and IT integration, a role in which he co-led the complex implementation of an electronic medical record and billing system across seven hospitals, the Henry Ford Medical Group, and independent physician practices. This effort created one patient medical record across nearly all HFHS sites of care and enabled significant system integration.

While serving as HAP’s associate vice president, purchaser Initiatives in 2010, Walsh developed models of care delivery in partnership with providers and automotive manufacturers that significantly improved the quality and efficiency of care delivery and reduced health care costs. Walsh pioneered ePrescribing and eVisits in Michigan, and prepared HAP to support the UAW Medical Benefits Trust. He implemented a primary care clinic at Chrysler World Headquarters, and developed the Chronic Care Excellence Initiative for patients with chronic conditions.

Walsh received his bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Michigan and his master’s in health care administration from the University of Phoenix.