Health Data Analytics Institute
Making Data Human

Transcending the current use of healthcare data and revolutionizing its value to society.

David Clain



David has worked closely with progressive health systems and physician groups on major strategic and financial issues. He began his career at The Advisory Board Company, a healthcare research and technology firm, where he focused on revenue cycle operations and accountable care strategy. As one of the firm’s experts on payment reform, David advised health system CFOs during the transition to value-based payment, with a particular focus on the financial and operational implications of bundled payment and shared savings contracts. He later worked as a senior manager for research at athenahealth, an EHR vendor, developing best practices and strategic guidance for physician group leaders based on insights from the country’s most complete source of EHR and practice management data. David and his team were also responsible for identifying new business lines that leverage athenahealth’s unique data asset. 


David has a degree in public policy and political science from Duke University.