Modern Healthcareincluded commentary from a conversation with CTG Managing Director Hamish Stewart-Smith in an article titled, "M&A Drives Health Systems' EHR Consolidation." In this piece, based on the merger between Advocate Health Care and Aurora Healthcare, Hamish notes that often times, the conversation about EHR consolidation does not come until late into the merger. EHR consolidation is not necessarily a big topic of conversation during M&A talks.
"The integration of IT systems may not even be discussed all the way through the due diligence step of the acquisition or merger," said Hamish Stewart-Smith. "It's not an initial consideration," he continued.
Hamish Stewart-Smith is the Managing Director of Client Partnerships at CTG, where he applies his extensive sales experience to lead a team of business development client partners and has responsibility for sales strategy and execution in North America. He works with sales, delivery, and marketing leadership to develop collaborative client relationships and broaden CTG market reach. Hamish plays a key role in diversifying the company’s capabilities and offerings to help healthcare clients strategically address their business challenges with innovative IT solutions and services. He is a healthcare IT industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience leading teams in healthcare organizations, Fortune 500 companies, and the United States military. Prior to joining CTG, he was Director of Sales, Eastern Region, at Encore Health Resources and a Partner at Greencastle Associates Consulting, and served in the United States Air Force for 11 years.