Mission: We deliver research, analysis, insight, strategy, and practical implementation for healthcare business leaders to improve healthcare.
Avalere Health, an Inovalon company, is a healthcare consulting firm focused on solving complex business problems. Based in Washington, DC, Avalere's experts span nearly 200 staff drawn from all aspects of healthcare. Our clients represent the largest pharmaceutical and device companies, health plans, providers, and private equity and sell-side investors.
Armed with data from more than 39 billion medical events from more than 252 million unique patients, we use real-world data to devise actionable solutions to advance business operations. What’s more, our hands-on experience with patient and provider interventions increases quality of care.
Nearly 20 years ago, we set out to be the essential voice in improving healthcare. Our name was inspired by the Latin word “valere," meaning "strong and of good health." Filled with movement, our logo captures an essential leadership model: the migration of birds which travel long distances in a V formation. While each bird has a clear vision of its destination, the flock benefits from the wake created by their synchronized wing beats. The lead bird takes the brunt of the effort for a time and then drops back to let another bird assume the lead. Migrating birds demonstrate a powerful model of constant collaboration and communication.
We incorporate this special concept of leadership and teamwork in everything we do. It is the core of our energetic spirit and the foundation of our values.
We know the only way to change healthcare is to look at it from every point of view. We purposefully and thoughtfully created a work environment to encourage different perspectives, ideas, and approaches to improve business and patient care. We go deep into the complex layers of healthcare to pinpoint the cause and work closely with our clients to develop a solution that works for them. Gathering ideas from everyone on the project, regardless of title and tenure, keeps us fresh and open minded. We prize curiosity, sharing ideas, listening, and inspiring each other to rethink healthcare.
We set a high bar by offering substantive, high-quality services to help our clients accomplish their business goals. Avalere's work informs strategic decisions backed by real-world data to give our clients confidence in the facts.
We deliver actionable answers built on our experience as industry leaders. For each engagement, we build an interdisciplinary team comprised of deep subject matter experts armed with data to solve our clients' most complex challenges. We pride ourselves on maintaining valuable, long-term relationships with leading healthcare organizations. Avalere's reputation is built on this solid, proven approach.
We solve problems, convene dialogue, analyze data, anticipate the future, improve communication, and position our clients to lead. We don't advocate, lobby, or play politics. We have strict ethical standards. When you see us in the press, expect neutrality and facts. Integrity in our work also extends to our aspirational vision: to be "the essential voice improving healthcare."
We create practical ideas that improve our customers' positioning. We anticipate change in the healthcare system to make sure that our partners stay ahead of the curve.
We care. Avalere is a great place to work. The work is intellectually challenging, as being close to health system change can be intense. Our community is supportive, with a strong bench of staff. We're also dedicated to helping the DC community outside of our office, and provide financial and in-kind support to a range of charitable groups including Bread for the City.
Our culture is one of close collaboration, candid and constructive feedback, and assignment of responsibilities on ability and availability, without undue emphasis on rank. We prize curiosity, resilience, a positive attitude, and a willingness to embrace new challenges. Join us and get ready to make your mark on healthcare.
We are flexible in our approach to work schedules and work locations. That extends to our benefits package and our approach to work-life balance. We offer a robust benefits package with special programs – TeleHealth, health concierge service, legal services membership – to support staff in their work and private lives. In addition to a well-rounded benefits package, staff appreciate a culture that focuses on team contributions and downplays hierarchy. Junior staff have the opportunity to work closely with seasoned staff in an environment where sharing expertise and developing the next generation of experts is a natural outgrowth of our learning culture. Staff feedback at all levels is prized whether it’s about business or our culture. We seek input so we can make changes that matter.
We know that attracting the best people means meeting them where they are right now in their careers and lives.
Every staff member comes in the door with a 30-60-90-day plan that clearly outlines short-term goals and expectations. This keeps us on our toes to ensure we’re delivering the right training around tools, processes, and the business so that new staff can hit the ground running.
In addition, you’ll have a Peer Ambassador to show you the ropes and lend an ear when you need one. Our onboarding program includes training that will expose you to the information you need right away and the people who will be crucial to your success.
I worked at Avalere Health full-time (More than 3 years)
Incredibly intelligent people at all levels of the organization. These guys have an international reach and the data assets to make a real difference.
Incredibly cool projects to work on.
Tons of thought leaders to learn from. People who have made a difference in the healthcare space.
I think if you find yourself in a bubble of negativity it can be hard to feel a part of the organization. Dysfunction between silos in the organization can be a bit much. And are frankly out of place is an org this small.
I don’t care care how broken data assets are as long as we are a team dedicated to improving our company and are committed to moving forward with the support of our leadership. You gotta meet me halfway tho.
Advice to Management
I would suggest enacting a mentor system. Each new employee would have a seasoned employee to describe the organizational culture as it exists. Who can check in on new employees.
Avalere and the work we do is stressful. Feeling heard and appreciated is half the battle for some of the less outgoing employees.
Dan, what you have done here to create an organization the continues to grow and adapt and to exist this log is nothing short of amazing. Proud to have worked for you.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Avalere Health in September 2015.
A single day of 4-5 rounds of interviews with various employees. Interviews were content specific but also included questions regarding working style and preferred working environment. One interviewer took me out for coffee to discuss broadly how my personality might fit with in the team. Overall it was a very positive experience and the interview process would ultimately be a good preview of what it's like to work here.
I was able to negotiation my salary
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