Jerry Shuster, MD, Joins USC Consulting Group's Health Care Practice

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Renowned ophthalmic consultant created electronic medical record system.

Jerry N. Shuster, MD, MBA, has joined the USC Consulting Group, LLC (USCCG) health care practice as senior health care consultant.

tDr. Shuster, 54, was an ophthalmic consultant in clinical practice in Orlando, FL, for more than 20 years, during which time Orlando Magazine recognized him as one of central Florida's "Top Doctors" for four consecutive years. He was department chairman and a member of Florida Hospital's Medical Executive Committee and served as director and assistant professor at the University of Florida's Glaucoma Division.

tDr. Shuster is best known in professional circles for developing an electronic medical record (EMR) system designed to improve practice efficiency. The system has been in use for over ten years and serves as a prototype on which future versions can be based. Armed with the understanding of how such an instrument will impact practitioners, Dr. Shuster is well positioned to help with the expected explosion in EMR implementations.

tAccording to John D'Alesandro, USCCG's health care practice leader, "Dr. Shuster has a rare combination of operational, technology, and business acumen and medical training that can help hospitals deal with the imperatives they face today."

tAfter earning his Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences at the University of Florida, Dr. Shuster received his medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine and his MBA with an emphasis in finance from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society and the Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary Business Society. He resides in Orlando.

About USC Consulting Group (USCCG)
USCCG is an independent operations management consulting firm with nearly 40 years' experience in the area of business performance improvement. It combines extensive subject matter expertise, gained in the course of successfully completing over 1,300 engagements, with enabling technology to drive and sustain superior results. The firm offers an array of services that include Six Sigma/Lean enterprise transformation, supply chain optimization, process improvement, project management, value stream mapping, training and facilitation, blended learning solutions, modeling and simulation, and asset performance management. USCCG is a Microsoft Managed partner headquartered in Tampa, FL. It also has offices in Chicago, Montreal, and Toronto. For more information, visit http://www.usccg.com.

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