HPG, a leader in EHR technology integration, acquires HIT consulting provider HDS

SPRING HILL, Kansas, July 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Healthcare Performance Group, Inc. (HPG), which has provided industry-leading EHR technology consulting expertise since 2002, announced today that it has acquired Health Data Specialists, LLC (HDS). With expertise in Epic, Siemens and Cerner platforms, HDS provides health information technology consulting services to more than 300 hospitals and health systems – making it an excellent match with the services offered by HPG.

With deep experience in Oracle Cerner and Epic systems, HPG consultants provide comprehensive strategic and support services to optimize clients’ health IT, maximize EHR platform capabilities, and drive higher productivity across the enterprise. Services offered by HDS in support of clients’ HIT initiatives – including project management, optimization, legacy systems support, managed services and more – will be integrated into HPG’s service offerings as a single company.

“We are thrilled to have HDS join the HPG family as we expand our ability to deliver results-driven solutions for healthcare IT systems, applications and workflows,” said Andy Flynn, president and co-CEO of HPG. “As we grow together under the HPG name, we believe HDS customers will benefit from our extensive background and customized strategies to maximize their EHR capabilities – driving increased efficiency, better financial health, increased patient safety and better health outcomes.”

CEO Bob Hayden, who co-founded HDS with partner Brent Budke in 2003, said of the acquisition: “HDS has had a strong relationship with HPG management for many years, and we have long respected the company’s vision and success. We are extremely excited to join this partnership and know that our customers and teammates who join HPG are in great hands.”

HPG’s consulting team includes IT and informatics experts, as well as nurses, pharmacists, laboratory technicians, radiology experts, certified revenue cycle professionals, medical executives, program managers and project managers. This experience—combined with an average of more than 22 years of HIT/clinical experience for each consultant—allows HPG to deliver what clients need in a trusted partner.

“This acquisition is indicative of our full investment in HPG’s growth and our response to the increased demand for consulting expertise in the rapidly changing HIT industry,” said Flynn. “As we expand and strengthen our company, HPG is well positioned to provide even more comprehensive services to our clients as well as support our associates as they pursue their professional careers.”

About HPG

For hospitals and health systems with Cerner and Epic enterprise technologies, HPG offers unparalleled knowledge and experience, partnering to integrate and optimize technology across the continuum of care. By collaborating with its customers, HPG delivers higher productivity, greater efficiency, improved financial health, increased patient safety and better patient health outcomes. For more information, visit hpgresources.com.

About HDS

HDS is a privately held health information services company that has provided exceptional consulting services, valued professionals and trusted advisors to healthcare organizations nationwide since 2003. As we provide valuable and proven solutions to our clients’ IT initiatives, we help them achieve their goals in a cost-effective, efficient manner. For more information, visit hds-llc.com.

CONTACT: Kara Gartland Healthcare Performance Group, Inc. [email protected]

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