DIVURGENT Joins CHIME Foundation

Membership a key strategic step in company's growth

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- DIVURGENT, a national healthcare consulting firm with offices in Dallas, Texas, and Virginia Beach, Virginia, is pleased to announce that it has joined the Foundation of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). CHIME Foundation member firms are provided the opportunity to work with member healthcare chief information officers (CIOs) and other senior health information technology (IT) leaders in shaping the future of the industry.  

"We are extremely honored to be afforded membership to such a prestigious organization," said Colin B. Konschak, managing partner at DIVURGENT. "In today's rapidly changing healthcare IT marketplace, the ability to reach today's leading healthcare CIOs is critical to the growth of our organization and the development of our services. We look forward to the opportunity to work together with today's leading healthcare CIOs and to having meaningful discussions about the future of healthcare and its supporting technologies and services."

DIVURGENT's strong allegiance to thought leadership in the industry has differentiated their core practices from competitors. "We believe our announced CHIME membership will allow us to continue to be thought leaders for our clients, our company, and the industry. With access to the foremost CIO leaders in the industry, we will collaborate in new ways to provide the highest quality knowledge to our clients," said Philip Felt, managing partner of DIVURGENT.

CHIME is a non-profit organization that exclusively represents the interests of the healthcare CIO and other senior health IT leaders, serves their professional development needs, and promotes the more effective use of information management in healthcare.

The CHIME Foundation, established in 1994, allows providers of healthcare information technology services the opportunity to support the educational initiatives of the CHIME organization. As a member of the CHIME Foundation, DIVURGENT will support CHIME's mission by participating in the sharing of industry-best practices, delivering educational programs, and advocating for the use of information technology in healthcare.

About DIVURGENT: Founded by a team of consulting veterans, DIVURGENT is a national healthcare consulting firm focused solely on the business of hospitals and other healthcare providers. DIVURGENT provides advisory, interim management, revenue cycle management, project management, clinical transformation, and modeling and simulation services to help improve patients' lives. DIVURGENT is currently engaged with multiple clients providing direction related to the incentives available to physician and hospital providers through the HITECH / American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. To learn more about DIVURGENT, visit http://www.DIVURGENT.com.  

About CHIME: The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 1,400 CIO members and 70 healthcare IT vendors and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professionals and industry leaders to collaborate, exchange best practices, address professional development needs, and advocate the effective use of information management to improve health and healthcare in the communities they serve. To learn more about CHIME, visit http://www.cio-chime.org.  

About The CHIME Foundation: The CHIME Foundation enables suppliers of HIS products and services the opportunity to directly support the educational initiatives of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives organization. In return for their significant support, Foundation members receive special access to members via such mechanisms as focus groups, committee involvement, and elevated participation and recognition at events. To learn more about The CHIME Foundation, visit http://www.chime-foundation.org.  

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