John Handy created and led Logistics Management Institute’s (LMI) Health Division, consisting of two major groups: the Health Systems Management group and Health Finance Systems group. That division advises federal healthcare organizations through policy analysis and development, process improvement studies, organizational strengthening recommendations, health economics analyses, and development of information management tools.
Under his leadership, the division;
- Helped the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs migrate from government operated supply systems to a well-established commercial infrastructure for both pharmaceutical and medical and surgical items;
Recommended to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ways of revitalizing their process for evaluating and awarding managed-care contracts that serve Medicare beneficiaries, while improving its understanding of the complex managed-care marketplace;
Helped the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) position itself to quickly respond to communities with needed supplies after incidents of chemical and biological terrorism or pandemic disease;
And helped the U.S. Department of Agriculture to create a National Veterinary Stockpile to respond to similar incidents with domestic livestock.
John Handy has more than 35 years of experience managing federal programs, first as an Air Force officer, then with 30 years of service to federal customers at LMI, and as a military reservist where he retired in 2005 as a Major General from the Air National Guard. Mr. Handy received his undergraduate degree from Georgia Institute of Technology in Industrial/Systems Engineering, and completed his Master’s degree in Engineering Administration at George Washington University.