About Breakthrough Healthcare

Who We Are

Breakthrough Healthcare provides clinical registry services, clinical dataset and measures development, program and service design, and organizational strategy services. Our clients include nonprofit medical societies, healthcare membership associations, government agencies, and data-driven healthcare enterprises.


Breakthrough Healthcare will lead the improvement of health and well-being across a broad spectrum of communities, by creating innovative solutions that effect positive changes in healthcare.


To create healthcare solutions that transform challenges into opportunities, leverage the experience of those we serve, and develop the expertise of our clients to position them for continuing success.

Who We Serve

Medical Societies & Healthcare Associations

Our solutions for healthcare associations leverage expertise and direct experience as medical society and healthcare association consultants and employees. Our team specializes in patient registries, quality measurement, research, technology, and education programs.

Patient Advocacy Organizations

With experience in nonprofit strategy, clinical program design, and technology, our team is positioned to deliver success to your advocacy organization and meet your community’s needs.

Healthcare Enterprises

Expertise in policy, quality, education, and technology informs our healthcare solutions, with consulting services that serve organizations from startup ventures, to government agencies, to Fortune 500 healthcare enterprises.


Sam Walters, MBA, CAE


In his 20-year career, Sam has worked across diverse healthcare organizations in the domains of clinical registries, quality measurement and improvement, research, technology, clinical guidelines, marketing, and organizational strategy. He has worked as both an employee and consultant to over 25 healthcare organizations, including medical societies, healthcare technology and analytics providers, accreditation organizations, health systems, government agencies, and patient advocacy foundations. His diverse skillset includes strategic and business planning, market research, patient registry and clinical dataset design, quality measure design, quality improvement program design, digital product development, research program development, data analytics, corporate relations, and business process improvement.

He has worked as an employee or consultant to organizations including:

  • Advisory Board Company

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI)

  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)

  • American College of Cardiology (ACC)

  • American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)

  • American Optometric Association (AOA)

  • American Psychiatric Association (APA)

  • American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

  • American Society of Hematology (ASH)

  • American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS)

  • ANCILE Solutions

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

  • Certification Board for Infection Prevention and Control (CBIC)

  • Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS)

  • Ethan Lindberg Foundation 

  • IMPAQ International

  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

  • International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH)

  • MAGIC Evidence Ecosystem Foundation

  • MedAssurant (now Inovalon)

  • National Association of Children’s Hospitals & Related Institutions (NACHRI, now Children’s Hospital Association)

  • National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

  • Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)

  • Renown Health System