Navigant Healthcare Strengthens Leadership Team

  Navigant Healthcare Strengthens Leadership Team

Strategic senior hires expand client offerings and support continued growth of
the practice

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- April 10, 2014

Today, Navigant (NYSE: NCI) announced the addition of four senior strategic
hires – Jonathan Baker, Michael D’Eramo, Patrick Maher and Amol Navathe – to
the Firm’s growing Healthcare practice.

“Jon, Mike, Patrick and Amol have joined our team at a critical period when
our clients across the healthcare industry are trying to figure out how to
deliver improved outcomes and patient satisfaction at a lower cost,” said
David Zito, Managing Director and practice leader for Navigant Healthcare.
“Today’s healthcare landscape demands innovative solutions that all four of
these leaders bring to our clients.”

Collectively, these professionals further expand the capabilities and
strengths of Navigant Healthcare with their experience and deep expertise in
the areas of delivery transformation, operational improvement, payment reform,
managed care, and data analytics.

“Our strategic investment in this talent augments the practice’s ability to
anticipate challenges and opportunities and to work closely with our clients
to develop a vision and strategic options for their future,” said David Burik,
Managing Director and head of payer and provider consulting for Navigant

Jonathan Baker, BSc.N., RN, Managing Director, Atlanta, GA – Clinical
Transformation Expert

As a Managing Director, Jonathan Baker plays an integral role in advising
healthcare clients on strategic and transformational matters. With more than
17 years of experience in healthcare management, clinical practice, academia
and management consulting, Baker delivers engagements to a broad spectrum of
healthcare clients, including providers, payers and technology solution
companies. He consistently enables clients to gain new insights and develop
renewed competitive success with his strong clinical operations and business

Michael D’Eramo, Managing Director, Chicago, IL – Academic Expert within PES

As a Managing Director, Michael leads the academic practice within Navigant
Healthcare’s Physician Enterprise Solutions (PES) practice, which provides
objective, practical, results-oriented assistance to address the business
challenges facing healthcare executives and their organizations. With more
than 20 years of experience in healthcare and physician practice management,
D’Eramo has worked with large hospital systems to implement management best
practices, data planning and data automation. In his most recent role, Michael
provided long-term management, interim management and consulting services to
hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers and large, independent
physician practices.

Patrick Maher, Managing Director, San Francisco, CA – Profitability Expert

Maher brings expertise in the both U.S. and European health systems and leads
a team of professionals to create more efficient and effective health plans
for Navigant clients. With more than 25 years of experience in management
consulting, banking and private equity focused on healthcare, Maher is a
trusted advisor to health system and payer executives on topics including
payment reform and strategy, reimbursement methodologies, managed care
contracting, revenue management, new product and service development and
strategic capital planning. His expertise in strategic and value growth issues
for health systems will deliver optimal cost outcomes for Navigant
Healthcare’s provider and payer clientele.

Amol Navathe, MD, PhD, Managing Director, Boston, MA – Healthcare’s Triple

As a physician, health economist and engineer with expertise in the
utilization of advanced health data analytics and technology to improve
delivery of care, Navathe leads a team of Navigant Healthcare professionals to
leverage data analytics to help clients thrive in the changing healthcare
landscape. Navathe has applied managerial innovation to improve healthcare
delivery, focusing on utilization of advanced health data analytics and
technology. His experience includes care redesign, federal policy for
comparative effectiveness research and data infrastructure development and the
study of physician and hospital economic behavior. He specializes in the areas
of delivery transformation, data infrastructure and system-level policy
design. He is regarded as one of the chief architects of the nation’s
comparative effectiveness research and data infrastructure strategy. His work
has been published in numerous academic and industry publications including
the Journal of the American Medical Association, Harvard Business Review, and
Health Affairs.

For more information about Navigant’s Healthcare Practice, go to

About Navigant

Navigant (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global expert services firm dedicated
to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical
business risks and opportunities. Through senior level engagement with
clients, Navigant professionals combine technical expertise in Disputes and
Investigations, Economics, Financial Advisory and Management Consulting, with
business pragmatism in the highly regulated Construction, Energy, Financial
Services and Healthcare industries to support clients in addressing their most
critical business needs. More information about Navigant can be found at


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