Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Health IT consultants in growing demand

There's a growing need for health information technology experts and consultants who can work with hospitals, physician offices, and other health care organizations that are trying to achieve "meaningful use" as defined by the HITECH Act.  According to a KLAS report titled, "Shifting Demand for Consultants: Who's Hot, Who's Not, and Why," nearly 70 percent of the 118 healthcare providers interviewed expect to hire a professional services firm to help with the demands of achieving meaningful use.

Here are some of the top health IT consulting firms mentioned in that report:
  • CSC
  • Vitalize
  • Dell Perot
Other firms highlighted in the KLAS report include Accenture, ACS, Beacon Partners, Dearborn Advisors, Deloitte, IBM, maxIT Healthcare, and Navin, Haffty & Associates (NHA).

Read the story on HealthCareITNews (which is published in partnership with HIMSS).

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