For immediate release on October 25, 2016

ECG Management Consultants Expands Technology Services With Kurt Salmon Merger

Washington, D.C. – October 25, 2016 – Several months after ECG Management Consultants and the healthcare division of Kurt Salmon announced their landmark merger, the firms’ combined technology practice is poised to offer healthcare organizations a suite of consulting services that is unmatched in its breadth and depth.

The union builds on the two IT practices’ respective strengths and complementary service offerings. ECG’s IT experts have led system planning, implementation, and optimization engagements with hundreds of healthcare organizations, particularly in the ambulatory care arena. Kurt Salmon’s healthcare division has long been an industry leader in enterprise IT strategic planning and has been recognized by KLAS as a category leader in vendor selection. Both firms have served as trusted partners to major hospitals, health systems, and physician organizations. Together, they offer healthcare organizations a comprehensive, end-to-end consulting resource with no vendor affiliations.

“The combination of Kurt Salmon’s strategic planning capability and our strengths in performance improvement enables us to provide a truly holistic service,” says John Whitham, an ECG principal and IT practice leader. “It allows us to have even more robust conversations with our clients about their long-term IT strategic advisory needs and how to operationalize technology across an enterprise.”

Those thoughts are echoed by Elaine Remmlinger, a longtime practice leader at Kurt Salmon who is now an ECG principal. “We have an opportunity to integrate operations and IT, from the strategic to the tactical, with measurable kinds of success,” she says. “The combined practice can guide organizations from strategy through implementation and beyond.”

The move comes at a time when providers are becoming more reliant on IT solutions to help them manage patient care across increasingly complex enterprises. In a climate of increased merger and acquisition activity, shifting regulations, value-based care, and evolving patient expectations, ECG is now able to more fully account for providers’ technology needs. Further, the unified IT practice is supported by the firm’s broader expertise in healthcare strategy, finance, operations, and facility and capital asset planning, giving the industry a comprehensive consulting resource with decades of experience helping providers and payors thrive.

For more information about ECG’s Healthcare IT practice, contact Susan Arnold at 303-841-7774.

About ECG

ECG is a strategic consulting firm that is leading healthcare forward using the knowledge and expertise built over the course of four decades to help clients see clearly where healthcare is going and to navigate toward success. With deep expertise in strategy, finance, operations, and technology, ECG builds multidisciplinary teams to meet the unique needs of every client – from discrete operational issues to bigger-picture strategic and financial challenges. Working as trusted partners with hospitals, health systems, medical groups, academic medical centers, children’s hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and healthcare payors across the country, ECG delivers smart counsel and pragmatic solutions to the critical challenges facing healthcare providers. ECG’s national presence includes offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C.