On May 11, the New York City-based KPMG LLP announced that it had “completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of the Weymouth, Mass.-based Beacon Partners, Inc., a healthcare consulting firm that offers strategic management and clinical and information technology consulting services to healthcare providers. The closing,” KMPG said in a press release, “follows the April 12, 2015 announcement of the transaction at the HIMSS Conference, a leading healthcare IT conference.”
The press release quoted Liam Walsh, U.S. advisory industry leader in the Healthcare & Life Sciences division of the consulting firm as saying, “We are very pleased to have the Beacon Partners team join us as we seek to provide our clients with additional expertise in electronic health records implementation and optimization services. The influx of new personnel also gives us added capacity in our healthcare performance improvement and compliance services, further enhancing our ability to provide end-to-end solutions for healthcare providers to improve clinical quality and drive efficiency.”
In April, during the HIMSS Conference, held at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center, HCI Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland interviewed Bruce Eckert, Beacon Partners’ national practice director for strategy, business intelligence, and meaningful use, shortly after the merger announcement.
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