Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of business consulting services, today announced that Jeff Wasserman has joined the Company as a managing director in its Huron Healthcare practice focused on physician practice development for hospitals, health systems and academic medical centers. “Healthcare is going through a period of unprecedented change fueled by regulations to improve quality, demonstrate measurable performance outcomes, and reduce costs. Much of this change relies upon physicians working cooperatively with other physicians, healthcare systems, hospitals, payers and other healthcare entities,” said Gordon Mountford, executive vice president, Huron Healthcare. “Jeff has a strong background helping hospitals and their affiliated physicians transform the healthcare enterprise by delivering exemplary care, improving and maintaining quality, and enhancing operational efficiencies. We are excited for him to join our strong Physician solutions team.” Wasserman joins Huron Healthcare from JW Healthcare Strategies, LLC, a firm he founded, which focused on strategy, clinical integration, ACO readiness, physician practice development and executive leadership services. He has more than 35 years of experience in large physician group practices and knowledge of healthcare strategy, clinical integration and alignment, medical staff redesign, group practice management and performance improvement. At Huron Healthcare, Wasserman will be working with the existing Physician solutions team on both operational and infrastructure improvements to deliver annual savings. He will help clients create sustainable performance improvement for academic faculty practice groups, as well as hospital-owned or managed physician practices. About Huron Healthcare Huron Healthcare is the premier provider of performance improvement and clinical transformation solutions for hospitals and health systems. By partnering with clients, Huron delivers solutions that improve quality, increase revenue, reduce expenses, and enhance physician, patient, and employee satisfaction across the healthcare enterprise. Clients include leading national and regional integrated healthcare systems, academic medical centers, community hospitals and physician practices. Modern Healthcare ranked Huron Healthcare third on its 2013 list of the largest healthcare management consulting firms. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com/healthcare or follow us on Twitter: @Huron. About Huron Consulting Group Huron Consulting Group helps clients in diverse industries improve performance, reduce costs, leverage technology, process and review large amounts of complex data, address regulatory changes, recover from distress and stimulate growth. Our professionals employ their expertise in administration, management, finance, operations, strategy and technology to provide our clients with specialized analyses and customized advice and solutions that are tailored to address each client's particular challenges and opportunities to deliver sustainable and measurable results. The Company provides consulting services to a wide variety of both financially sound and distressed organizations, including healthcare organizations, leading academic institutions, Fortune 500 companies, governmental entities and law firms. Huron has worked with more than 95 of the top 100 research universities, more than 400 corporate general counsel, and more than 385 hospitals and academic medical centers. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com.