Steve Eckert, CFCHE, FACHE, is general manager of Avaap Healthcare IT, where he is responsible for all Avaap HIT operations. Steve brings more than 25 years of senior- and executive-level leadership experience in healthcare, including strategic planning, organizational operations and transformation, system selection, total cost of ownership analysis, and enterprise-wide comprehensive system implementations. He has led successful growth and operations at multiple industry-leading healthcare organizations, building effective organizations, business units and methodologies while managing complex, long-term client engagements across the U.S.
Steve is passionate about driving positive organizational culture through integrity, trust, friendships, and “all hands on deck” work ethic. Prior to Avaap, Steve held executive roles at several leading healthcare consulting and services firms. In this capacity, he managed cross-functional leadership teams and worked with provider hospital and healthcare delivery systems across the U.S. providing multi-tiered, complex HIT strategy, advisory, and implementation services.
Dedicated to improving healthcare, Steve currently serves as Director on the Foundation Board of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), and is a long-time member of Hospital Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).