Nathan W. Tierney

Director of Value Management


Department of Veterans Affairs

Nathan Tierney is a retired military officer and former Chief Operating Officer of a software development and analytics company.  Nathan began his career as a U.S. Navy Rescue Swimmer, where he was awarded our nation's highest peacetime award for Heroism for an at-sea rescue.  Twice nominated for White House Fellowship, his military career culminated in leading the technological development, and implementation of a $250 million change management program for over 29,000 personnel to create a Common Operating Picture, and shift the organization towards a knowledge-centric culture. Since 2015, he has further dedicated his life to those in the service, as the Director within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In his role, he leads a Value Management team to provide governance, and measure value for VA portfolios focused on outcome-oriented results for Veterans.  He recently authored the HIMSS Series book, "Value Management in Healthcare: How to Establish a Value Management Office to Support Value-Based Outcomes in Healthcare". The book presents a 'how-to' guide to implementing value-based management in a healthcare organization. Nathan is a recognized subject matter expert in Value Management, healthcare technology and performance measurement methodologies. 



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