Huron Consulting Group Expands Healthcare Technology Offerings by Closing Acquisition of HSM Consulting

Latest Investment to Help Clients Improve IT Systems and Performance

CHICAGO--()--Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of business consulting services, completed its acquisition of Healthcare Services Management, Inc. (HSM), a firm specializing in healthcare information technology and management consulting.

“This is our latest in a series of acquisitions aimed at enhancing our ability to help clients use technology to address their operational and strategic objectives,” said James H. Roth, chief executive officer and president of Huron. “With the addition of HSM, Huron now supports a full range of electronic health record systems, expanding the scope and scale of our offerings in the healthcare provider market.”

HSM, based in Quincy, Mass., helps healthcare providers maximize operational efficiencies through the adoption and optimization of IT and enterprise technology solutions. The firm supports information system implementations and conversions; clinical, care access, physician and revenue cycle system optimization; informatics strategy; application delivery and interim management. HSM’s more than 100 experienced consultants will join Huron, with David Devine, HSM’s chief executive officer, joining as a managing director.

The acquisition strengthens Huron’s IT and electronic health record consulting services, adding deep expertise in Cerner, MEDITECH, Allscripts, NextGen and other prevalent systems. Together, Huron and HSM improve their ability to help healthcare providers implement and optimize technologies that harness data to improve the quality and cost of care and better manage patient populations.

For reporting purposes, HSM will be included in Huron’s healthcare segment. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

About Huron Consulting Group

Huron is a global professional services firm focused on assisting clients with their most complex business issues by delivering high-value, quality solutions to support their long-term strategic objectives. Huron specializes in serving clients in the healthcare, higher education, life sciences, and commercial sectors as these organizations face significant transformational change and regulatory or economic pressures in dynamic market environments. With its deep industry and technical expertise, Huron provides advisory, consulting, technology, and analytic solutions to deliver sustainable and measurable results. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com.

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Contacts

Huron Consulting Group Inc.
Media Contact:
Paul Elsberg
312-360-2275
pelsberg@huronconsultinggroup.com
or
Investor Contact:
C. Mark Hussey
or
John D. Kelly
312-583-8722
investor@huronconsultinggroup.com

Release Summary

Huron Consulting Group completed its acquisition of Healthcare Services Management, Inc. (HSM), a firm specializing in healthcare information technology and management consulting.

Contacts

Huron Consulting Group Inc.
Media Contact:
Paul Elsberg
312-360-2275
pelsberg@huronconsultinggroup.com
or
Investor Contact:
C. Mark Hussey
or
John D. Kelly
312-583-8722
investor@huronconsultinggroup.com