Accenture buys Victoria health-care consulting firm Gevity

Victoria-based health-care consulting firm Gevity has been acquired by Accenture, as the multi-national firm continues to expand its reach.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Accenture is in acquisition mode — within the last week, it purchased a French product management firm, a European cloud-technology services company and a creative services studio in South Africa.

Accenture said it intends to spend $4 billion on acquisitions this year, with 39 closings so far this year.

“The addition of Gevity will expand our capabilities in delivering health transformation services in Canada and other global markets,” said Jeffrey Russell, Accenture’s Canadian president. “Gevity’s talented team and track record of success combined with Accenture’s national leadership in transformation services and strong ecosystem partnerships will strengthen our capabilities from coast to coast. Moreover, the acquisition positions Accenture to lead the wave of tech-enabled health innovation that places people’s health at the centre to improve access, experience, and outcomes.”

Accenture’s Jane Kerr oversees the company’s work with provincial and public health bodies in Canada. She said the pandemic has forced health organizations to modernize technology systems and restructure operating models to reduce costs and be more efficient.

“Gevity’s experienced team of professionals will significantly enhance our ability to harness the power of technology and human ingenuity to lead change for Canadian public and private health organizations as they look to complete large-scale transformations,” she said.

Gevity, which has about 100 employees in offices across Canada, works with health-care organizations to improve health-care delivery through technology.

“Over the last 25 years, Gevity has been focused on delivering on its mission to enable a healthier world by helping clients modernize for the future,” said Gevity chief executive Marc Koehn. “By joining Accenture’s global health practice, with its leading capabilities in digital, design, cloud, security and customer experience, we can together have a greater impact on the transformation of Canada’s healthcare industry and open up exciting career opportunities for our team ­members.”

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