SOURCE: ECG Management Consultants, Inc.

ECG Management Consultants, Inc.

March 24, 2011 08:10 ET

ECG Management Consultants, Inc. Welcomes Ms. Debra P. McGrath to Its Healthcare Information Technology Division

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - March 24, 2011) - ECG Management Consultants, Inc., one of the nation's premier healthcare management consulting firms, welcomes Ms. Debra P. McGrath as a Senior Manager within the company's Healthcare Information Technology Division. The addition of Ms. McGrath further enhances ECG's depth and breadth of experience in planning for, selecting, implementing, and optimizing EHR technology.

Commenting on this hire, Ms. Laura D. Jantos, Principal and head of ECG's Healthcare Information Technology (IT) practice, said, "Deb brings a great wealth of experience in systems strategy and implementation to ECG. Her clinical focus will help our clients substantially in optimizing EHR performance and achieving meaningful use."

Ms. McGrath will be working on an array of projects, including IT department development, EHR implementation, clinical transformation, meaningful use assessment, and accountable care organization development.

Ms. McGrath is a nurse and nurse practitioner and has dedicated her career to providing direct patient care in hospital and ambulatory settings and educating nursing professionals. She is passionate about the use of IT tools to ensure the cost-effective delivery of quality ambulatory care and to improve the continuity of care for patients transitioning from inpatient to ambulatory delivery systems. She has more than 6 years of experience with providing oversight and guidance for healthcare IT strategic planning and program management, EHR implementation project management, work flow mapping and redesign, and optimization of EHR usage in large multispecialty and single-specialty clinical settings.

Ms. McGrath obtained a bachelor of science degree in nursing from West Chester University and a master of science degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a family nurse practitioner post-master's certificate through Wilmington University. She has completed doctoral course work at the College of Information Science and Technology at Drexel University.

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 in developing and implementing innovative and customized solutions that effectively address hospital/physician relationships, strategic and business planning, specialty program development, IT, and the complexities of the academic healthcare enterprise. ECG has offices in Boston, San Diego, Seattle, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.ecgmc.com.

Contact Information

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    Ms. Kathryn A. Sweyer
    ECG Management Consultants, Inc.
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    Phone: 206-689-2200
    Fax: 206-689-2209
    www.ecgmc.com