Chicago-based Huron Consulting Group is continuing a shopping spree by announcing its intent to acquire a healthcare information technology consultant whose clients include Allscripts, Athenahealth, Cerner and Epic Systems.
Terms of Huron's fifth pickup in less than a year were undisclosed but the current target is Quincy, Mass.-based Healthcare Services Management, or HSM.
Privately held HMS, founded in 2005, provides installation support for eight ambulatory and five major inpatient EHRs, according to the firm's web site. The company also has experience in informatics and revenue cycle management.
"As hospitals and health systems continue the transition to value-based care, the drive toward improving cost, quality and the consumer experience is intensifying," said James Roth, Huron president and CEO, in a statement.
Roughly 100 of the company's senior consultants will join Huron, according to the company.
Last August, publicly traded Huron placed fourth on Modern Healthcare's list of the top 25 healthcare management consulting firms, with $554.4 million in healthcare revenues in 2014.
In January 2015, Huron gobbled up healthcare consultants, The Studer Group, of Pensacola, Fla., for a reported $325 million.
In October, it acquired Cloud62, a Buffalo, N.Y., consulting firm specializing in implementations of customer relationship management software and related cloud-based applications. Terms weren't disclosed.
In February this year, Huron acquired MyRounding, developer of a mobile app for physicians, for an undisclosed amount.
In May, it acquired ADI Strategies, San Francisco, a specialist in Oracle applications and analytics consulting.