We develop innovative solutions.


The company was founded in 2000 to advance the financial and operational performance of healthcare providers. We worked closely with our clients to develop best practices for structuring their systems and capturing data to ensure they had the information needed to make sound decisions, manage their revenue stream, negotiate contracts and evaluate opportunities for growth.


In 2013 the group was rebranded as Rush360 to reflect our expertise and focus on innovation and transformation. We help our clients by drawing on the latest methodologies in management and product design including the strategic execution framework, design thinking and lean to help them achieve bottom line results.

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In addition to client work, we have developed solutions to help our clients develop their team and achieve the triple aim:

1/ eLearning courses and certification: Provided essential training and a career path for financial managers and administrative staff.

2/ Pricing transparency solution for surgical services. Empowered healthcare consumers to make informed decisions.

3/ Network marketplace for sports medicine and fitness professionals. Engaged members in active living and provided access to medical experts.

OUR FOUNDERshannon-smith-founder

Shannon Smith is a healthcare strategist informed by her experience working with both prominent provider and payer organizations. She transitioned from public accounting to industry with Owen Healthcare, a pharmacy management company bought by Cardinal, and later joined Tenet. At Tenet, she gained a strong grasp of healthcare financial operations, physician alignment, capitation management and financial reporting. She joined Blue Shield of California in 1998 when consumer initiatives first emerged. She worked closely with the senior executive team to evaluate acquisitions and other large investments using the risk based capital formula, implement systems and establish policy.

In 2000, Shannon founded the RUSH GROUP to help providers improve their financial and operational performance. She has served as an interim executive to ASCs and hospitals, and advisor to technology companies, law firms and venture firms. She also developed an industry certification and a series of online training courses endorsed by NASBA, has written numerous articles, spoke at industry conferences, served on the editorial board of a prominent industry publication and is active in several industry associations including HBA, HIMSS and HFMA.

Shannon co-authored the white paper that cleared the way for payment of e-prescribing service. She has pricing and reimbursement expertise in several specialties including orthopedics, bariatrics, pain management, cardiology and OB/NICU.

More information about Shannon is available on her professional profile.


mailing address:
2269 Chestnut Street, #904
San Francisco, CA 94123
e: shannon@therushgroup.com