Frances Dare is the managing director of virtual health services for Accenture’s healthcare business. Dare is responsible for developing virtual health models by applying advanced technologies to various interactions across the care continuum, including physician consultations, patient monitoring, remote diagnosis and clinical collaboration.
Dare began her career at St. Joseph Healthcare, where she and her team increased market share and revenue by developing innovative services and quality programs. Her healthcare leadership roles include serving as vice president of the New Mexico Hospital Association.
She has worked with a wide range of private and public health systems, public health programs, advocacy organizations and government health agencies. Dare’s consulting clients have included Stanford Hospital and Clinics, the U.S. Veterans Health Administration, the Hong Kong Social Welfare Department and the Ministry of Health of Chile. Additionally, she recently served as a member of the California Tele-Health Model Statute Work Group. Her tele-health consulting clients have included public and private sector projects in the U.S., Canada and South America.
Before joining Accenture, Dare was a director in Cisco’s Internet business solutions group strategic consultancy. She also co-led Cisco’s U.S. healthcare government affairs initiatives. She previously held healthcare leadership positions at EDS.
Dare speaks and publishes regularly on a range of healthcare topics including services and technologies to more actively engage consumers and strategies to connect the continuum of care.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from Stephens College and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. She has lived and worked internationally, with extensive experience in the Asia-Pacific region.