Gist Healthcare, a healthcare consulting firm, has joined Kaufman, Hall & Associates, a healthcare and higher education management consulting and advisory services firm.

Gist Healthcare is an independent strategic advisory service that offers guidance to healthcare systems, physician groups and other healthcare organizations on market direction, system strategy, care transformation, payment reform and physician alignment. The firm was founded and is led by Chas Roades and Lisa Bielamowicz. Gist Healthcare will retain its brand and be referred to as “Gist Healthcare, a Kaufman Hall company.”

“Partnered together, Gist and Kaufman Hall will have a unique platform to drive change in the healthcare industry that combines management consulting and performance improvement with a foundation of experience-based, independent thought leadership,” comments Roades.

 “Our combined reach, extending across tens of thousands of healthcare executives, innovators, clinical leaders, and policymakers, allows us to draw insight from all corners of the industry,” adds Bielamowicz.