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News Release
March 26, 2021

The Chartis Group and National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) Partner to Address Health Disparities

Together, Chartis and NAHSE created a framework, through research and insights from prominent Black healthcare leaders, that healthcare organizations can use to promote social justice and reduce health disparities in their communities.

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Nick Herro in Healthcare Innovation

In the News
April 12, 2021

The Chartis Group’s Herro Looks at the Complexity of the Medicare Advantage Landscape Now

Nick Herro, Associate Principal with The Chartis Group, spoke with Healthcare Innovation about the current state and near-term future of the Medicare Advantage market, including its challenges and opportunities for providers.

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News Release
March 23, 2021

Forbes Names The Chartis Group to America's Best Management Consulting Firms List for 3rd Consecutive Year

The Chartis Group topped the list in 2021 for their unwavering focus on helping healthcare organizations navigate this new era of unparalleled uncertainty and disruption.

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Tom Kiesau in Healthcare IT News

In the News
March 23, 2021

How Health Systems Should Be Preparing Now for the Future of Hospital at Home

As momentum builds behind the concept of hospital at home, Tom Kiesau, Digital Health Leader at The Chartis Group, spoke with Healthcare IT News about next steps for providers and the importance of laying the groundwork for telehealth and RPM initiatives now.

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Julie Massey in Health

In the News
March 1, 2021

Telehealth Has Radically Changed the Way We Go to the Doctor—and We Have the Pandemic to Thank for That

The business side of telehealth is booming, but without insurance coverage, “there’s not a whole lot of incentive or drive to develop [telehealth] programs,” says Julie Massey, MD, Principal and leader of Population Health initiatives at The Chartis Group. Here’s a look into what the future might hold for the telemedicine era.

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Tom Kiesau in MedCity News

In the News
February 18, 2021

Why Back-Office Systems Are More Critical to Healthcare Providers Today than Ever Before

For many health systems, the move toward a value-based care system has not translated to improved efficiencies. Tom Kiesau, Digital Health Leader at The Chartis Group, emphasizes the importance of enterprise-wide visibility to improve planning and accelerate decision-making.

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News Release
March 2, 2021

Mountain Health Network Selects Avaap and The Chartis Group to Implement Infor ERP

Mountain Health Network (MHN), a West Virginia-based not-for-profit health system, is partnering with Avaap and The Chartis Group to implement Infor CloudSuite ERP and advance MHN’s goal of being a world-class health system.

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Tom Kiesau in Modern Healthcare

In the News
February 13, 2021

Hospital Apps Becoming More Patient-Friendly, Actually Being Used

Healthcare executives are meeting patients where they are – via their phone. Tom Kiesau, Digital Health Leader at The Chartis Group, shares key considerations for health systems as they develop custom apps for their patient populations.

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Michael Topchik in Fierce Healthcare

In the News
February 10, 2021

Nearly Half of Rural Hospitals Face Negative Operating Margins as COVID-19 Hits Outpatient Revenue

The Chartis Center for Rural Health published a new study illustrating the extent to which the pandemic has impacted rural hospitals and their ability to deliver care within their communities. Michael Topchik, National Leader for the Chartis Center for Rural Health, discusses the new reality for rural hospitals.

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Rob York in Modern Healthcare

In the News
February 5, 2021

Zoom, Pandemic Complicating Healthcare M&A

Healthcare companies are facing a new kind of due diligence process. Rob York, Director and Value-Based Care Practice Leader, discusses how the pandemic is changing the way providers make deals, write contracts, and assess their potential partners.

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News Release
February 2, 2021

The Chartis Group Recognized as Best Overall Healthcare Management Consulting Firm, According to KLAS Report

The Chartis Group announced today it has been honored with three Best in KLAS awards, demonstrating its client impact and satisfaction. KLAS, a national healthcare IT data and insights company, recognized Chartis as the best Overall Healthcare Management Consulting Firm and the leader in Financial Improvement Consulting and Clinical Optimization.

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Tom Kiesau in Healthcare Dive

In the News
January 29, 2021

3 Big Predictions for Digital Health in 2021

Healthcare’s widespread use of Artificial Intelligence has the potential to transform the virtual care industry and healthcare delivery. Tom Kiesau, Digital Health Leader at The Chartis Group, unpacks what these changes mean for physicians and patients.

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Michael Topchik in Modern Healthcare

In the News
January 22, 2021

Health Suffers as Rural Hospitals Close

Rural hospitals continue to close, putting both the affiliated healthcare delivery system and rural communities at risk. Michael Topchik, National Leader for the Chartis Center for Rural Health, talks about the precipitous implications of losing rural hospitals and how leaders can address this challenge.

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News Release
January 11, 2021

The Chartis Group Repositions Brand Ahead of Healthcare’s Next Chapter

The nation’s hospitals, health systems, and providers are facing unprecedented operational, clinical, and financial challenges while also being presented with unlimited opportunities for disruption and innovation. The new brand identity, Next Intelligence, aims to meet the moment as health systems navigate what’s next.

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Tom Kiesau in Modern Healthcare

In the News
December 30, 2020

How Hospitals are Building on COVID-19 Telehealth Momentum

Tom Kiesau, Digital Health Leader, shares insight on how healthcare executives can build sustainable telehealth programs into their future care delivery strategies.

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Chartis’ Medicare Advantage Analysis Cited in Healthpayer Intelligence

In the News
December 23, 2020

How Non-Profit Medicare Advantage Plans Can Improve Growth

Using Medicare Advantage data from CMS spanning January 2017 to January 2020, as well as fee-for-service Medicare data from 2014 to 2018, we explore the source of the widening gap between for-profit and not-for-profit plans in Medicare Advantage.

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Michael Topchik and Dr. Roger Ray in Modern Healthcare

In the News
December 18, 2020

COVID-19 Stretches Rural Health Safety Net

Michael Topchik, National Leader for the Chartis Center for Rural Health, and Roger Ray, Chief Physician Executive, comment on the challenges rural hospitals face with the recent surge in COVID-19 cases.

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Chartis’ Medicare Advantage Analysis Cited in Becker’s Healthcare

In the News
December 4, 2020

For-profit Medicare Plans Growing Much Faster than Non-Profits, Advisory Group Says

Using Medicare Advantage data from CMS spanning January 2017 to January 2020, as well as fee-for-service Medicare data from 2014 to 2018, we explore the source of the widening gap between for-profit and not-for-profit plans in Medicare Advantage.

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Dr. Roger Ray in Fierce Healthcare

In the News
November 13, 2020

Rural Hospitals Struggle to Find Places to Transfer Patients Amid COVID-19 Surges

Roger Ray, Chief Executive Physician, sheds light on increasing costs and surging COVID-19 cases, which have rural hospitals calling for another round of COVID-19 relief funding.

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News Release
November 12, 2020

Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock Joins The Chartis Group

The acquisition of the award-winning healthcare firm brings a depth of strategic communications and change management expertise to The Chartis Group and the U.S. healthcare providers it serves.

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Eric Mayeda in MarketWatch

In the News
October 24, 2020

It Took a Pandemic for Americans to Use This Healthcare Innovation

Eric Mayeda, Director in the firm’s Private Equity Advisory practice, comments on telehealth’s potential impact on providers in the long run.

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News Release
October 15, 2020

Greg Benton Joins the Chartis Group as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Practice Leader

His expertise includes alliance and channel development, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and material requirements planning (MRP), mid-market sales and marketing, and solutions architecture and delivery across the healthcare and public sectors.

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Michael Topchik in The Washington Examiner

In the News
October 08, 2020

Hospitals Are Running Out of Staff

Michael Topchik, leader of the Chartis Center for Rural Health, discusses the staffing challenges rural hospitals face while handling the coronavirus pandemic.

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Chelsea Wyatt in HealthsystemCIO’s Partner Perspective Podcast Series

In the News
September 22, 2020

Partner Perspective Interview: The Rush is On to Achieve Compliance with Information Blocking Requirements

Chelsea Wyatt, Principal in Informatics and Technology at The Chartis Group, shares insights on interoperability compliance deadlines and challenges ahead.

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News Release
August 31, 2020

James Green Joins The Chartis Group as a Director in the Firm's Revenue Cycle Practice

His experience includes more than 25 years of leading and advising hospitals and health systems through the entirety of the revenue cycle.

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News Release
August 20, 2020

The Chartis Center for Rural Health Research is Cited in the CMS CHART Model

The Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model is designed to increase financial stability, remove regulatory burden, and enhance access to care in rural communities.

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Eric Mayeda in AiThority

In the News
August 11, 2020

Analysis of Telehealth Visits Shows Pronounced Digital Disparities Between Urban and Rural Geographies: Chartis Group

Eric Mayeda, Director in the firm’s Private Equity Advisory practice, shares insights on the growing divide between urban and rural telehealth adoption from our Telehealth Adoption Tracker.

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Michael Topchik in Modern Healthcare

In the News
August 06, 2020

Loan Repayments Could be Tipping Point for Financially Unstable Hospitals

Michael Topchik, leader of the Chartis Center for Rural Health, sheds light on the 237 hospitals at risk of closing their doors and the realities they face due to COVID-19.

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Prashant Karamchandani in Becker’s Hospital Webinar

In the News
August 04, 2020

Improve Revenue Cycle Processes with Key Technology Investments: 5 Thoughts

During a July 29 webinar, Prashant Karamchandani, a Director in Revenue Cycle, joined digital intelligence firm ABBYY to discuss challenges in revenue cycle management, as well as how technology can help in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to virtual operations.

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Chris Regan, Rob York and Harrison Burns in Jarrard Publication

In the News
July 31, 2020

Of Pasta and Predictions…M&A Insights From 15 Industry Experts

Chris Regan, Rob York, and Harrison Burns discuss barriers health system M&A transactions face in the age of COVID-19.

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Tom Kiesau in Modern Healthcare

In the News
July 25, 2020

Hospitals Partner with Industry to Co-Create Digital Tools

Tom Kiesau, Digital Health Leader, comments on the benefits for health systems partnering with technology companies.

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Dr. Julie Massey in Modern Healthcare

In the News
July 18, 2020

Digital Stethoscopes Keep Docs at Distance From COVID-19 Patients

Dr. Julie Massey, Principal at the Chartis Group, shares how health systems are utilizing new technologies in the age of COVID-19.

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Pam Damsky in HealthLeaders

In the News
July 16, 2020

Nearly Half of Healthcare CFOs Plan to Cut Expenses by More Than 10%

Pam Damsky, Director in Performance, shares insights on key data points from our recently released Financial Recovery Survey Results.

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News Release
July 16, 2020

85% Of Healthcare Executives Planning Aggressive Cost Cuts To Lessen Financial Impact Of COVID-19

The Chartis Group, a leading provider of advisory and analytics services to the healthcare industry, announced the release of its Financial Recovery Survey, which shows the majority of the U.S. healthcare systems caught between COVID-19 recovery and ongoing financial viability.

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News Release
July 08, 2020

John Wiest Joins The Chartis Group as a Director in the Firm's Performance Improvement Practice

He is a recognized expert in performance improvement and organizational transformation, partnering with clients to realize long-term sustainable growth, process efficiencies and overall financial and operational excellence.

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Sue Atkinson in Modern Healthcare

In the News
June 18, 2020

EHR Go-Lives Move Virtual Amid COVID-19

Sue Atkinson, Principal in The Chartis Group’s Informatics and Technology Practice, comments on the virtual pivot of electronic health record go-lives in the wake of COVID-19.

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News Release
April 27, 2020

After the Surge: The Chartis Group Releases Imperatives for Health System Leaders to Address

With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, the future of healthcare delivery fundamentally changed. Now as providers look to restart broad-based care delivery, few will return to their prior clinical operating or business models. They must put in place a plan that both recaptures short-term volume and restructures their cost base, while strategically positioning themselves for the long-term. The Chartis Group provides healthcare leaders with an initial roadmap to achieve these objectives in the paper, "After the Surge: Five Health System Imperatives in the Age of COVID-19.

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Michael Topchik in The Wall Street Journal

In the News
April 22, 2020

Small Hospitals Stumble Over Rules for Federal Coronavirus Loans

Michael Topchik, leader of the Chartis Center for Rural Health, sheds light on the financial pressures rural hospitals face as they make preparations for the pandemic.

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Dr. Roger Ray in New Orleans Public Radio

In the News
April 20, 2020

COVID-19 Crisis Threatens to Bankrupt and Close Struggling Hospitals in the Rural South

Dr. Roger Ray, Chief Physician Executive, comments that while urban hospitals had up to 400 days of cash on hand before COVID-19, many rural hospitals had around 30.

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Dr. Roger Ray in Modern Healthcare

In the News
April 09, 2020

A Quarter of Rural Hospitals are at Risk of Closing

Dr. Roger Ray, Chief Executive Physician, emphasizes the importance of access to care, especially in vulnerable rural areas, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tom Kiesau in Modern Healthcare

In the News
April 04, 2020

Automated Chatbots Screen Patients, Employees for COVID-19

Tom Kiesau, Digital Health Leader, comments on the benefits and challenges ahead with the rapid shift to adopt chatbots.

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Dr. Roger Ray in Forbes

In the News
April 04, 2020

Calm Before the Storm: Hope Lies in How Rural Hospitals are Banding Together to Combat Coronavirus

Dr. Roger Ray, Chief Physician Executive, comments on how rural hospitals are utilizing their communities for support in preparing for COVID-19.

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Dr. Roger Ray in Forbes

In the News
April 03, 2020

Calm Before the Storm: Rural Hospital Workforce Pushed to the Breaking Point When Treating Coronavirus

Dr. Roger Ray, Chief Executive Physician, quoted saying: “If you have a hospital with 25 beds and one ventilator, but you have seven patients who are critically ill and going to die without a ventilator, that's not a supply you can meet."

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Dr. Roger Ray in Forbes

In the News
April 02, 2020

Calm Before the Storm: Years of Financial Neglect Have Left Rural Hospitals Vulnerable When Preparing for Coronavirus

Dr. Roger Ray, Chief Executive Physician, brings attention to the indispensable nature of our rural health systems and hospitals.

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Dr. Roger Ray in Vox

In the News
April 02, 2020

The Coronavirus May Hit Rural America Later — and Harder

Dr. Roger Ray, Chief Physician Executive, comments on the impact of COVID-19 on rural areas.

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Michael Topchik in Associate Press News

In the News
April 01, 2020

Rural Areas Fear Spread of Virus as More Hospitals Close

Michael Topchik, leader of the Chartis Center for Rural Health, shares insights on how the pandemic could hasten more rural hospital closures.

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Michael Topchik in Modern Healthcare

In the News
February 18, 2020

Rural Hospitals' Margins Erode, Sparking Financial Instability

Michael Topchik, leader of the Chartis Center for Rural Health, sheds insight on the financial instability of rural hospitals as operating margins decline.

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News Release
February 11, 2020

New Research from The Chartis Center for Rural Health Reveals Scope of Hospitals Vulnerable to Closure

-At the National Rural Health Association’s Rural Health Policy Institute conference, The Chartis Center for Rural Health today released research findings that reveal more than 450 rural hospitals are vulnerable to closure. This analysis sheds new light on the stability of the rural health safety net and the challenges associated with delivering care within rural communities.

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News Release
February 05, 2020

Chelsea Wyatt Joins The Chartis Group as a Principal in the Firm's Informatics and Technology Practice

Her comprehensive EHR implementation, change management, clinical transformation and process improvement experience adds to Chartis I&T capabilities.

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News Release
January 31, 2020

The Chartis Group Ranks #1 for "Clinical Optimization" in 2020 Best in KLAS: Software & Services Report

The Chartis Group received the top ranking in the "2020 Best in KLAS: Software and Services Report" for Clinical Optimization.

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News Release
January 29, 2020

The Chartis Group Releases Whitepaper: "M&A Due Diligence: Seven Things the C-Suite Should Know about IT"

IT's impact on the success of an acquisition is significant and will only continue to increase.

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