Dr. Ziskind to Focus on Hospital and Health System Clinical Performance, Physician Alignment and Care Continuum Optimization
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 5, 2012-- Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of business consulting services, today announced that Andrew Ziskind, M.D. has joined the Company as a managing director in its Huron Healthcare practice. Dr. Ziskind will lead Huron Healthcare’s Clinical solutions service line.
“Our clients are increasingly looking for ways to create healthy, sustainable, mutually beneficial relationships with physicians — relationships that drive positive clinical and economic outcomes. While this remains a complex and sometimes elusive goal, Andy’s unparalleled background in this area will be a tremendous asset to help our clients achieve their objectives,” said Gordon Mountford, executive vice president, Huron Healthcare. “Andy has deep executive and clinical leadership experience, and we are excited to welcome him to the Huron Healthcare team.”
Dr. Ziskind joins Huron Healthcare from Accenture where he provided leadership for the Accountable Care Organization and Academic Health System practices and was a senior executive in the Health & Public Service operating group. Dr. Ziskind is an interventional cardiologist with extensive clinical and administrative experience. He has developed and led innovative primary care and specialty delivery systems. During his career, Dr. Ziskind has served as vice dean for Clinical Affairs and Health System vice president at the University of Washington, as president of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and group president at BJC HealthCare.
“Leading health systems have successfully focused on optimizing their operating efficiency and revenue cycle,” said Dr. Ziskind, managing director and Clinical solutions leader, Huron Healthcare. “However, the next frontier of cost and quality performance will require extraordinary collaboration between health systems and their aligned physicians – collaboration that truly changes the way care is delivered. The team at Huron Healthcare is at the forefront of helping clients address these challenges.”
At Huron Healthcare, Dr. Ziskind will lead the Clinical solutions service line focused on building clinical performance, physician alignment, and care continuum optimization at hospitals, health systems and academic medical centers. Dr. Ziskind is currently an adjunct professor of medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, trained in internal medicine and cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and received his masters of business administration from the Sellinger School of Business, Loyola College of Maryland.
About Huron Healthcare
Huron Healthcare partners with clients to provide comprehensive performance improvement solutions that improve quality, increase revenue, reduce expenses, and increase physician, patient, and employee satisfaction across the healthcare enterprise. Clients include national and regional integrated healthcare systems, leading academic medical centers, community hospitals and physician practices. Modern Healthcare ranked Huron Healthcare third on its 2011 list of the top 20 largest healthcare management consulting firms. Learn more at http://www.huronconsultinggroup.com/healthcare or follow us on Twitter: @Huron
About Huron Consulting Group
Huron Consulting Group helps clients in diverse industries improve performance, comply with complex regulations, reduce costs, recover from distress, leverage technology, and stimulate growth. The Company teams with its clients to deliver sustainable and measurable results. Huron provides services to a wide variety of both financially sound and distressed organizations, including healthcare organizations, Fortune 500 companies, leading academic institutions, medium-sized businesses, and the law firms that represent these various organizations. Learn more at http://www.huronconsultinggroup.com.
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