Navigant Healthcare Strengthens Leadership Team

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

Chicago, IL – 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 Healthcare.

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 background.

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

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 Threat

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.

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