About CharlesRiver Advisors

CharlesRiver Advisors (CR)  is a national, healthcare consulting firm specializing in Information Technology (IT) services and operations management consulting for healthcare organizations.  CR assists healthcare entities to integrate their operations successfully with Information Technology in order to achieve healthcare excellence. In order to do so, we combine our business, healthcare and technology skills to deliver timely, practical results with a “hands-on”, personal approach on a fixed-fee basis.

We have a proven track record, using well-defined methodologies, assisting our clients at any point in their IT Planning or Selection processes --- from the beginning with an IT Assessment or Strategic Plan to Contract Negotiations to many levels of Implementation Assistance.   These services today are currently coordinated with the ARRA Meaningful Use (1,2 and 3) requirements from a potential assessment of your current status in meeting them to selecting the systems that best meet these needs while not neglecting other aspects of your IT operations.  We are well-versed and bring our experience to bear in dealing with established vendors' contracts as well as keeping aware of newer vendors in the HIS marketplace. We are also experienced using our methodologies in the Practice Management, Behavioral Health and ERP marketplaces.

Our goal is to educate through formal, quantifiable, timeline-based methodologies to enable you to assess, select and implement effective IT solutions. While this often includes replacing some existing technologies, CharlesRiver Advisors strives to protect your current IT investment, if possible. We examine approaches that can layer on new technology to better use existing systems and enhance your ROI. We do this in a manner that makes it affordable for you to augment your knowledge and skill sets in IT-related areas.

CharlesRiver Advisors' approach distinguishes itself from other consulting firms itself in multiple areas:

  • Healthcare Industry Veterans – No learning on the job
  • Vendor Autonomy – No conflicts of interest
  • Structured Methodologies – No superficial reviews
  • Clarity of Process – No wondering what is next or who does what
  • Fixed Fee Approach – No open-ended costs
  • No Commitment of Days – We bear the risk to keep you satisfied
IT health care consultants

CharlesRiver Advisors assisted us with strategic planning, vendor selection, contract negotiations and data conversions with great success.

With regards to contract negotiations, they handled all the typical contract issues and saved us valuable time and effort in the process. They pushed for various protections on our behalf, some of which we would not have thought of.

By the time we had to be more directly involved, 80% of the work was done.

Adirondack Medical Center

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