Christiana Care Health System selects Huron Consulting Group’s Research Administration Software

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of business consulting services, today announced that Christiana Care Health System has selected its Click® Portal and ecrt® software to implement a comprehensive grants management and effort reporting solution. The new system will help Christiana Care comply with processes required to manage government grants and comply with the reporting terms on awardees by agencies such as the National Institutes of Health.

“Applying for a grant and then managing the award throughout its lifecycle requires meticulous attention to detail and unfailing accuracy in reporting,” said Rob McMurray, vice president and controller, Christiana Care. “We needed an automated system that could not only ensure accuracy and facilitate accountability, but also streamline these complex processes for our system users.”

“Huron’s Click and ecrt products will make reporting easier for our investigators and administrators and increase administrative confidence that award-related processes are flawless,” said Nicholas J. Petrelli, M.D., medical director, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, Christiana Care. Christiana Care Health System is one of the country's largest health care providers. Christiana Care is also a major teaching hospital with two campuses and is a regional center for excellence in cardiology, cancer, bone and joint health and women's health services. Research at Christiana Care encompasses every medical specialty with hundreds of national, regional and locally based studies in progress led by Christiana Care investigators.

Huron’s research software solutions will automate all grants award processes, including proposal creation, budget review and electronic submission to Grants.gov, proposal tracking, and comprehensive award management. In addition, the solution facilitates a compliant approach to effort reporting through integration of various financial, payroll and research administration systems. The automated interplay of these business processes will produce compliant effort reports and efficient awards management.

“We are pleased to play a part in advancing Christiana Care’s research processes,” said Nathan Haines, managing director, Huron Consulting Group. “Researchers want to spend their time on delivering results, not on administration. At the same time, administrative staff members need to balance increased responsibilities more productively. Huron’s research solutions address these burdens across the board for all stakeholders.”

Christiana Care Health System and many other leading research institutions use Huron’s research software solutions to automate a wide range of administrative and compliance processes, including those associated with Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), COI, Grants, Effort Reporting, Clinical Trials, and F&A management.

About Christiana Care Health System

Christiana Care Health System, headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is a major teaching hospital with two campuses and more than 250 Medical-Dental residents and fellows. Christiana Care is recognized as a regional center for excellence in cardiology, cancer, bone and joint health and women's health services. The system is home to Delaware's only Level I trauma center, the only center of its kind between Philadelphia and Baltimore. Christiana Care also features a Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit, the only delivering hospital in the state to offer this level of care for newborns. For more information about Christiana Care, visit www.christianacare.org/whoweare.

About Huron’s Research Software Solutions

Huron’s research software solutions include a comprehensive portfolio of applications designed to make the management of sponsored research easier and more compliant with governing regulations. With particular focus on improving the business processes that support growing research enterprises, our solution consists of ecrt® effort reporting software; efacs® software for facilities and administrative (F&A) cost rate management; and Click® Portal solutions for grants management, conflict of interest, human and animal research oversight, clinical trials, and other research areas. Huron Education’s professionals have worked with more than 90 of the top 100 research universities in the U.S. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com/ResearchSoftware.

About Huron Consulting Group

Huron Consulting Group helps clients in diverse industries improve performance, reduce costs, leverage technology, process and review large amounts of complex data, address regulatory changes, recover from distress and stimulate growth. Our professionals employ their expertise in administration, management, finance, operations, strategy and technology to provide our clients with specialized analyses and customized advice and solutions that are tailored to address each client's particular challenges and opportunities to deliver sustainable and measurable results. The Company provides consulting services to a wide variety of both financially sound and distressed organizations, including healthcare organizations, leading academic institutions, Fortune 500 companies, governmental entities and law firms. Huron has worked with more than 90 of the top 100 research universities, more than 400 corporate general counsel, and more than 385 hospitals and academic medical centers. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com.