Mercer appoints Andrew Halpert as clinical innovation leader in US & Canada

04 September 2019 2 min. read
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HR consultancy Mercer has hired Andrew Halpert, MD, as its new clinical innovation leader for US & Canada within the firm’s health business. Halpert will be based out of San Francisco.

Halpert is a seasoned physician leader and consultant with decades of experience managing and advising large employers on population management and wellness strategies. In his new role at Mercer, he will lead the strategy and execution of the firm’s clinical consulting offerings and health strategy development. Halpert will report to Jean Moore, specialty and innovation leader for US & Canada.

One of Mercer’s three business pillars alongside “wealth” and “career,” the firm’s health business provides advisory services in employee benefits and health and wellbeing. In the latter category, Mercer helps clients optimize the physical and mental health, wellbeing, and productivity of their workforces, leveraging a team of more than 100 clinicians and other health management resources across the globe.

Mercer appoints Andrew Halpert as clinical innovation leader in US & Canada

“We are thrilled to welcome Andrew to Mercer,” said Moore. “He is one of the most highly regarded and preeminent physicians in our industry. His experience in various healthcare consulting leadership roles will be a valuable addition to our team as we help clients strengthen and transform their health benefit and employee well-being programs.”

Halpert joins Mercer from Collective Health, a Bay Area startup which provides a cloud-based health benefits platform for self-insured employers. He spent nearly three years at Collective, where served as senior director of clinical and network solutions. Before that, Halpert was a senior consultant in the health benefits practice at rival consultancy Willis Towers Watson, where he advised large employers on healthcare strategies in direct provider contracting, onsite health, and population management.

Prior to Willis Towers Watson, Halpert was a senior medical director at Blue Shield of California, where he guided population health strategy and created new approaches in case management, disease management, and wellness.

Halpert also previously served as chief of the Harvard Community Health Plan Division of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and was a primary care internist and clinical instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School. He holds a BA from Harvard University and an MD from the University of California, San Francisco.