HQ: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA.
Divurgent is a nationally recognized
company committed to healthcare
evolution and the strategies and processes that make it possible. The firm
helps clients evolve in payment and
delivery reform, as well as patient engagement, providing higher quality
and lower cost of care, and healthier
communities. Focused on the business
of hospitals, health systems and affiliated providers, Divurgent believes
successful outcomes derive from
powerful partnerships. Steve Eckert,
President and COO, spoke with
Consulting about the firm’s 203 percent
growth rate and No. 13 ranking.
Consulting: What were the main
factors that contributed to your
firm’s exceptional growth?
Eckert: We’ve worked hard to maintain a consistently strong, upward
growth instead of just aggressively
chasing after numbers. It has always
been important to us—and especially
to our Team Members—that we pay
special attention first and foremost
to the quality of our foundational elements by thoughtfully and strategically developing solutions and teams
that match both the industry’s needs
and our company’s culture.
Consulting: How is this year
shaping up for your firm?
Eckert: This year, we have been fo-
cused on assessing and improving
our infrastructure to best support our
current size and prepare for expected
growth. We have made some excit-
ing additions to our leadership teams
and offerings that show our commit-
ment to being a flexible, proactive,
and forward-thinking organization.
Consulting: How would you
describe your firm’s outlook for
2017? Where do you see the
Eckert: In preparation for a successful 2017, we have taken some huge
steps to show our clients that we are
both capable of and committed to
providing the right solutions to their
top-of-mind challenges. By remaining privately owned, we are becoming a rarity in the industry—we have
the client-focused, responsive characteristics of a boutique consulting
firm paired with the benefits of a
company designed to provide complex, scalable solutions to both small
and large healthcare organizations.
Consulting: What are your
firm’s biggest challenges in
Eckert: I can almost give you
the same answer for 2017 that we
had for 2016, which is anticipating and planning for the unknown.
The healthcare IT industry has not
stopped changing. It is a dynamic
and reactive industry. We have to
continuously monitor legislation
and regulations, and stay not only
on top of trends, but in front of
them. We remain mindful of how
our advisory and strategic teams
collaborate with and complement
our tactical and operational teams,
and we continue to hire the most
experienced and knowledgeable
people in the field to help our com-
pany navigate the many challenges
we—and our clients—face.
Consulting: What does being
named one of Consulting’s
Fastest Growing Firms mean to
your firm, your employees and
Eckert: It’s a huge honor and a reflection of our Team’s hard work,
dedication, quality, and talents. It all
circles back to the best people on the
ground doing the best work they can
do. We’ve seen many companies succeed. We’ve seen many companies
fail. The ones who are leaders in their
industries are always the ones with
the strongest culture and commitment
to their Team. Our clients experience
it and our competitors see it.