Tony is the Director of Clinical Design and Informatics at IMPAQ Strategy. He is responsible for clinical and operational creation of patient registries on behalf of healthcare nonprofit association clients. He has a strong passion for improving patient care through data, measurement and healthcare analytics.
Tony studied nursing and has more than 16 years of critical care, cardiac catheterization lab, and radiology experience. During his clinical tenure he developed and evaluated procedural efficiency and engineered the design and equipment layouts for the cardiac catheterization lab department. He was the Chief Operating Officer at Cardiovascular Associates of Northern Wisconsin in Wausau, Wisconsin, where he expanded the businesses outreach program, created a nonprofit research arm and improved the financial outlook for the business.
Mr. Hermann also has several years of experience working in claims analysis and reporting for Wausau Insurance Companies and WEA Trust, Inc., where his responsibilities included clinical evaluation of claims, reporting of outliers, and working to achieve a balance of appropriate care while containing costs.
For over 13 years, Tony has been involved with medical societies and clinical data registries. As a Data Manager for Marshfield Clinic / St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, Wisconsin, his duties included managing employees to collect explicit data collection and submit the data both internally and to national registries. While at the American College of Cardiology’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry (ACC-NCDR®), he was the CathPCI Registry Manager, designing and managing one of the nation’s largest registries. He was very involved with the creation of additional registries for implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICD Registry ®), carotid artery revascularization and endarterectomy (CARE Registry®, now the PVI Registry®) and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR Registry®).
Using his clinical, analytical, and creative skills, Tony has created multiple measures from new data sources for medical societies. He has also participated on various Technical Expert Panels (TEP) for different medical specialties.
Tony received a Nursing Diploma from Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He received a bachelor’s degree with honors in Business Management from Upper Iowa University - Fayette, Iowa, and his MBA from the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He attained his Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) in 2004 and received his AACC (Associate of the American College of Cardiology) designation from the ACC in 2012.