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KLAS: Healthcare IT Consultants in High Demand

May 25, 2010
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A new report from Orem, Utah-based research firm KLAS shows that as the healthcare industry moves towards meaningful use, the demand for skilled consultants is high.

The report, Shifting Demand for Consultants: Who's Hot, Who's Not, and Why, is based on interviews with 118 healthcare providers and finds that nearly 70 percent of those interviewed expect to hire a professional services firm to help with the demands of achieving meaningful use. The study also notes that, in 2007, just five firms enjoyed significant provider mindshare, while today thirteen do.

The KLAS report also details which consulting firms are being considered the most by providers looking to hire outside help, with CSC (formerly FCG) topping that list and being considered in 17 percent of deals. The study notes that the number of firms enjoying significant provider mindshare has incread from five in 2007 to 13 in 2010.

Firms highlighted in the KLAS report include Accenture, ACS, Beacon Partners, CSC, CTG, Dearborn Advisors, Deloitte, IBM, maxIT Healthcare, and Navin, Haffty & Associates (NHA).



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