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The Computer Merchant Ltd. (TCM) Demonstrating Strength and Agility of Response in Healthcare Information Technology (IT) Staff Augmentation

The Computer Merchant Ltd. (TCM) Demonstrating Strength and Agility of Response in Healthcare Information Technology (IT) Staff Augmentation

Health care organizations want to demonstrate "meaningful use" and collect government incentives in time, yet budgets don't allow for full time headcount additions. TCM can help with staff augmentation.

Norwell, Massachusetts (Vocus/PRWEB) January 21, 2011

In his letter of December 27, 2010, Dr. David Blumenthal, the National Coordinator for Healthcare Information Technology, pointed out that starting January 3, 2011, eligible professionals and eligible hospitals could apply for Electronic Health Record (EHR) incentive programs. These programs can yield up to $44,000 from Medicare, or $63,750 from Medicaid for physician practices. Hospitals may receive “millions of dollars for implementing and meaningfully using certified EHR technology.” Right now TCM is assisting organizations from Regional Extension Center-approved implementation firms for physician practices to the largest teaching hospitals in the largest US cities.

TCM is recruiting and providing consulting staff on contract for these organizations to reach the point where they can self-certify meaningful use and receive the incentive payments.

TCM is the natural choice for healthcare providers seeking new vendors of seasoned consultants and the ability to revise current systems and processes to meet new regulatory requirements. Since its inception over 30 years ago, TCM has demonstrated the ability to respond to urgent client and industry market demands coupled with exceptional customer satisfaction. TCM’s proprietary database contains over 6 million IT professionals, enabling delivery of a broad spectrum of seasoned IT professionals for client projects and staff augmentation requirements. TCM is recognized as one of the premiere privately held IT staffing and solutions firms in the United States, and stands ready to help the healthcare industry meet its stringent and time-sensitive Federal compliance mandates.

In a recent interview, John Danieli, President/CEO and founder of TCM, said “TCM has a long history of IT support in the healthcare industry as well as many other private and government sectors that have faced demanding challenges, and has never failed to deliver the highest quality resources available in the labor market today.” TCM’s database currently has thousands of IT consultants that are experienced project managers, business analysts, application developers, and clinical implementation and integration specialists. These seasoned consultants are experienced with Allscripts, Athenahealth, Greenway, and many other systems for physician offices. For hospitals, TCM consultants are likewise experienced with some certified in Epic, Cerner, MEDITECH, Siemens, and McKesson systems, among others.

By providing contract healthcare IT staff, TCM supports the Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) for New York State and for several other states. In the Federal healthcare IT marketplace, TCM handles desk-top programs at the headquarters of the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs and many other agencies.

Daniel Webster, Senior Vice President, has taken the lead in TCM’s current initiative in its healthcare practice. He is very knowledgeable of the specialized needs under HIPAA 5010, ICD-10, and Stage 1 Meaningful Use of EHRs. Contact him by phone at 800-617-6172 or by e-mail at dwebster(at)tcml(dot)com

For more information about healthcare IT staffing from TCM go to http://www. tcml. com/employers/staffing_services/healthcare_it_staffing/.

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