Lantana Consulting Group helps government agencies, hospitals, technology companies and insurance providers achieve clinical information exchange to support continuity of care and information-driven policy and decision making. The company has been expanding steadily, keeping pace with new federal standards for digitizing medical records, patient demand for portable information, the growing recognition that data is needed to drive change, and hospitals’ need to identify cost savings.
In healthcare, patient data is not widely shared or available. Patients often must re-create their medical histories for every new doctor, specialist and hospital they visit, which is inefficient and can lead to medical errors. Electronic health records are not easily accessible and transferable because even when computerized, doctor’s offices, hospitals and health clinics are not using the same standard to collect and preserve data. Lantana's core competence lies in the solutions to this challenge.
Lantana consultants have been leading in the health information exchange space since the early 1990’s, leading the development of internationally adopted data standards that support exchange and data reuse. Lantana's services are in even greater demand now that there are national (and international) incentives to move toward health information exchange.
Lantana's client list includes Fortune 100 companies and organizations in the public and private sectors, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the National Cancer Institute, and the National Quality Forum. (Full client list.)
Lantana is a full-service consulting company well-positioned to help healthcare providers, government agencies and insurance providers achieve clinical information exchange and derive benefits from electronic health data management.
Lantana was originally formed as Alschuler Associates, LLC in June 2005 and rebranded as Lantana on January 1, 2011. Lantana operates in a distributed environment, currently with more than 30 consultants positioned throughout the U.S., Australia and Canada.