Ralph Whalen

In his role as Principal, Ralph utilizes a multifaceted healthcare background to deliver comprehensive strategies that meet the clinical and technical needs of his clients while keeping a keen focus on the patient. Ralph is responsible for further developing Divurgent’s services portfolio by bringing tangible solutions to key areas of healthcare.

He has worked in nearly every area of EHR implementations, ranging from selection, planning, build, testing, access, training, change management and optimization. Ralph is a key member of projects involving data modeling and evaluation, from dashboard creation to metrics and milestone measurement across various project types. Additionally, Ralph provides onsite leadership to our current and future clients in all areas of transformation.

Ralph began his career as a program developer for a major health system, focusing on a research-based multi-disciplinary approach to promote healing in the healthcare environment. He later led part of an extensive EHR adoption for the same facility and was driven by the experience to begin a career in management consulting. Ralph has now facilitated EHR implementations in 36 states and his efforts and strategies have impacted over 100,000 end users. Ralph’s management consulting experience ranges from boutique strategy to large scale prestige consultancies. In addition, Ralph has developed solutions responding to the changing landscape of healthcare focusing on areas such as, MACRA, eCQM, and value-based care and leads the development and delivery of several Divurgent’s analytics based offerings from database quality assessments to predictive machine learning solutions.

Ralph is a graduate of Dartmouth College and currently resides in Chicago, IL.

Core Competencies

  • Technologies: Epic & Python
  • Data Modeling & Evaluation
  • Machine Learning Algorithm & Library Application
  • Change Management
  • Communication Strategy & Delivery
  • Training Strategy & Delivery
  • End User Adoption Strategy & Delivery