operational healthcare expertise

Measurable indicators lead to actionable insights and provide an organization with a relative performance gauge versus its peers.

Driving operational efficiency through business insights for the CANADIAN healthcare industry. We believe in the Canadian healthcare system and challenge the prevailing notion that it is inherently unsustainable. Our goal is to provide ready access to actionable metrics that healthcare managers can use to monitor and improve their operations. Together with our extensive experience implementing change across the continuum of care, we will help our clients achieve meaningful and measureable improvement to better serve their patients, clients and communities.

The Benchmark Intelligence Group Inc. (BIG Healthcare) was formed in June 2016 by former consultants and associates of Hay Group Health Care Consulting and HCM Group as well as the principals of the veteran cloud computing company, GSI Solutions. The firm’s partners have provided health care management consulting services to Canadian hospitals, community health organizations, regional health organizations, governments and other health care agencies for more than 25 years.

Professional Consulting Services. The scope of our consulting services includes both quantitative and qualitative analyses in the areas of benchmarking and performance improvement, operations improvement, organizational and operational planning, financial management, governance and strategic planning. In addition, its breadth of technology expertise delivers specific custom development services for the healthcare industry.

meet the BIG Healthcare leadership team

Dan Branco
Dan BrancoChief Technology Officer
Dan is a senior technology solutions architect whose current focus includes big data platform and cloud application development.

His career spans an unparalleled two decades of leading edge technology solution delivery. Dan possesses diverse industry experience having worked in Retail, Technology, Finance and Marketing. He’s a seasoned entrepreneur having been a principle in 6 startups and consulted on 2 others.

Specialties: Dan brings global experience to the table having operated in Canada, Europe, USA and Asia. He was most recently responsible for the launch of the GSI office in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Desmond Lo
Desmond LoManaging Partner
Dez is the managing partner for BIG and GSI Solutions. His focus is on business operations, revenue and business development strategy.

He is a veteran of the tech sector having split much of his early career between Microsoft and several global digital marketing agencies.

He is a serial entrepreneur who has launched two successful technology companies, including BIG. He also skillfully sold dial9, the agency he co-founded with Dan Branco, to a global conglomerate in 2012 less than 3 years after its launch.

Noorin Karmali
Noorin KarmaliSenior Director
Noorin has worked in the health care industry for over fifteen years, with a breadth of experience in management consulting, government and ministries, Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) and academic teaching hospitals.

Areas of expertise include clinical and financial performance analyses, operational benchmarking reviews, and the development of hospital business plans.

BIG Healthcare Advisory Board

BIG Healthcare is actively recruiting veteran industry professionals to join its advisory board. As a young company that is growing quickly and in many different directions, we are seeking guidance in the areas of product, customer and revenue development. Interested individuals should contact our Advisory Chair, Adam Topp.

Adam Topp
Adam ToppAdvisory Board Chair
Chief Executive Officer
Shared Health Manitoba
Brad Harrington
Brad HarringtonAdvisory Board Member
Markham Stouffville Hospital
Vice President, Finance & Operations
Future Member
Future MemberOpen Advisory Board Position