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ECG Named #1 Overall Healthcare Management Consulting Firm in 2018

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ECG is proud to have been named the number one overall management consulting firm in the 2018 Best in KLAS: Software and Services Report. This is an exciting honor that is a direct result of our clients’ feedback.

Who Is KLAS?

KLAS is a data-driven company on a mission to improve the world’s healthcare by enabling provider and payer voices to be heard and counted. Working with thousands of healthcare professionals, KLAS collects insights on software, services, and medical equipment to deliver reports, trending data, and statistical overviews. KLAS data is accurate, honest, and impartial. The research directly reflects the voice of healthcare professionals and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance.

How Do They Recognize Organizations?

KLAS uses client feedback to recognize organizations. They conduct 2,500 interviews every month and combine the data to release an annual “Best in KLAS” report.

“Best in KLAS is more than a ranking. It is a recognition of vendors committed to delivering superior solutions,” said Adam Gale, President of KLAS. “It gives voice to thousands of providers who are demanding better performance, usability, and interoperability in healthcare technology.”

This year’s award builds on ECG’s 2017 recognition as a top-three firm overall, with a perfect score in objectivity in vendor selection.

How Does ECG Compare to Competitors?

For 2018, ECG is the top-ranked management consulting firm. The seven management consulting firms ranked behind ECG are Premier, Chartis, Deloitte, PwC, Navigant, Optum (Advisory Board), and Accenture. ECG also ranked third in the Healthcare IT Advisory Services category out of 22 firms.

“We are pleased to see the KLAS report also noted ECG’s flexible, effective methodologies that cater to our clients’ needs. We have always felt that our customized approach to each unique client situation truly is a differentiator,” said Gary Edmiston, ECG’s Chief Executive Officer. “Given that the KLAS report is based exclusively on client feedback, it is an incredible honor to be ranked highly and know our efforts are valued by the industry.”

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