Adds Physician Practice Performance Improvement Consulting and Analytics Software to Firm’s Global Healthcare Capabilities
West Palm Beach, Fla., March 27, 2012 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced further expansion of its Global Healthcare Solutions group through the addition of 17 professionals from Think First. Founded in 2005 and based in Danvers Mass., Think First serves as a resource for hospitals and physician practices to enhance patient access, streamline clinic operations, align physicians, increase productivity and accelerate the revenue cycle.
These professionals, including industry expert and Think First Founder and CEO Chris George, will join FTI Consulting in its Global Healthcare Solutions group, effective immediately. This team of healthcare executives and consultants works with clients to optimize organizational performance and implement best practice solutions and software to help sustain improved performance in complex provider environments, academic medical centers and multi-hospital systems.
FTI Consulting also takes ownership of Think First’s proprietary software, Instant Informatics, an innovative performance tracker for physicians. Instant Informatics analyzes raw data and benchmarks key performance indicators against industry standards in order to ensure that clients make the best decisions in managing the organization.
Carlyn Taylor, Senior Managing Director and Leader of Industry Initiatives at FTI Consulting, commented, “We are pleased to expand our Corporate Finance and Healthcare capabilities. Chris George and his team have developed an innovative technology with a proven track record of sustaining long-term results. Globally, physicians are closely monitoring the current healthcare environment, and there is an increasing demand for practice performance consulting. Think First’s Instant Informatics platform arms physician leaders with best practice business intelligence software tools to quickly and easily isolate and act on the business issues impacting healthcare professionals’ collective and individual performance, freeing them to focus their energies on growth and clinical integration strategies to expand networks with health system partners.”
Chris George commented, “FTI Consulting is a leading consulting firm across a wide number of industries. We have had the opportunity to collaborate with the Global Healthcare Solutions group on behalf of a number of our clients, and we look forward to joining the group’s team of experts and to delivering the highest level of service to clients.”
About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 3,800 employees located in 24 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The company generated $1.56 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2011. More information can be found at www.fticonsulting.com.