Healthcare IT provider Aspen Advisors has merged with healthcare consulting firm The Chartis Group to create a strategic healthcare consultancy. The new firm will consist of 250 consultants and provide clients with healthcare information technology services.
Aspen Advisors is an in 2006 established IT professional services firm dedicated to helping healthcare delivery and health plan organisations enhance processes and streamline operations through the strategic and effective use of technology. To do so, the firm offers operational and healthcare IT expertise to optimise the value of their information technology investments.
The Chartis Group, founded in 2001, is a healthcare management consulting firm focussed on the healthcare industry. The firm provides strategic planning, accountable care, clinical transformation, and information technology management consulting services to leading US healthcare providers. The Chartis Group is headquartered in Chicago and has regional practices in Boston, New York and San Francisco.
The merger of Aspen Advisors with The Chartis Group will result in the creation of a strategic healthcare consultancy that, according to the firms, is “unrivalled in its offering of comprehensive thought leadership and capabilities.” Daniel Herman, Aspen Advisors Founder and Managing Principal, explains: “We have created a special firm that has brought together industry all-stars who are passionate about serving our clients and bring deep healthcare information technology, clinical, operational, change management, and consulting expertise – people dedicated to delivering measurable value to our clients and driving change in our industry.”
As a result of the merger, The Chartis Group will be able to “provide its clients world-class capabilities in information technology and do so in a way that is powerfully integrated with their strategy, their clinical delivery, and their evolving business model,” explains Ken Graboys, Managing Director and CEO of The Chartis Group. “This is not about becoming the biggest in the industry. It is about providing our clients with the most thoughtful and impactful healthcare consulting services in the industry.”