SOURCE: ECG Management Consultants, Inc.

ECG Management Consultants, Inc.

January 28, 2010 12:11 ET

ECG Management Consultants, Inc. Welcomes Physician Informaticist to Seattle Office

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - January 28, 2010) - ECG Management Consultants, Inc., one of the nation's premier healthcare management consulting firms, today announced that Kevin R. McNamara, M.D., M.P.H., has joined the company's Seattle office as a Manager within the Healthcare Information Technology (IT) - West practice. Dr. McNamara will focus on enhancing ECG's IT consulting services, concentrating on EHR implementation and optimization in inpatient and ambulatory care settings.

Commenting on the hire, the leader of ECG's Healthcare IT - West practice, Ms. Laura D. Jantos, Principal, said, "Kevin's expertise as a physician and his experience working with physicians to coach them regarding optimal EHR usage and provide guidance to make effective system implementation decisions, will be a valuable addition to our Healthcare IT practice. EHR adoption is and will continue to be one of the most significant challenges our clients face, and Kevin will enhance our ability to assist organizations through this transition. His in-depth understanding of the issues that physicians and other clinicians face, as well as his knowledge of how they can optimize clinical practice through technology, will help ensure our ability to exceed our clients' expectations."

Dr. McNamara is an orthopedic surgeon with clinical and practical experience in the development and implementation of EMRs. Most recently, Dr. McNamara was a member of the Physician Champion team for Swedish Medical Center. While there, he assisted in the implementation of an EMR in its three inpatient facilities and the EpicCare Ambulatory module in several of its clinics. He has also worked with the Orthopedic Surgery department of Group Health Cooperative in its implementation of the EpicCare Ambulatory module. In addition, Dr. McNamara was an Orthopedic Independent Medical Examiner at National Healthcare Resources-Haelan and worked at the Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine as an orthopedic surgeon.

Dr. McNamara holds a doctor of medicine degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, a master of public health degree in epidemiology from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and a bachelor of arts degree in English from Colgate University. He also completed a certificate in medical management from the University of Washington.

About ECG Management Consultants, Inc.

ECG offers a broad range of strategic, financial, operational, and technology-related consulting services to healthcare providers. As a leader in the industry, ECG provides specialized expertise to community hospitals, academic medical centers, health systems, and medical groups. For nearly 40 years, our approximately 80 consultants have played an instrumental role in developing and implementing innovative and customized solutions that effectively address issues confronting healthcare providers. ECG has offices in Seattle, Boston, Washington, D.C., San Diego, and St. Louis. For more information, visit

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