Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Jobs - Growth ahead for federal IT services contracts

Jobs! IT services contracts could nearly double by 2015, report forecasts
 

While budgets are tightening across the federal government, the outlook for information technology service contractors serving federal agencies is surprisingly upbeat ; moreover,  the segment is likely to grow during the next four years, according to a new report today.

Demand for federal IT contracting services is expected to increase from $38 billion in 2010 to $52 billion in 2015, according to the report from Input Inc. market research firm in Reston, Va.

"What we are seeing is a fairly minimal short-term impact in the IT services contracting sphere relative to other areas of contracting," Slye said. "Due to contemporary demands, including data center consolidation, enhancements in cybersecurity and national trends toward cloud computing, the IT service industry will be equipped to bear the force of federal cuts better than others."

"The ensuing reduction will become a huge propellant for the IT marketplace, requiring an increase in the need for systems operations upgrades in addition to consulting services," Slye wrote.

The report said IT services will be needed to manage growth in cybersecurity, business intelligence, process automation, data proliferation, and mobility and service-oriented architectures.

 

Content Courtesy of W a s h i n g t o n  T e c h n o l o g y.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

How to build a healthcare IT provider service

 

What Do You Need to Build a Viable Healthcare IT Practice?

 

Much like cloud computing and managed services, healthcare IT has become an attractive practice for many IT service providers. Attention is on the rise due to the passing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), which provided incentives for the implementation of health information technology. In turn, the tech community is responding to meet the demand.

IT providers with experience supporting physicians' offices, clinics and hospitals are using these incentives to fuel their growth, while those new to healthcare technology sales are getting themselves up to speed. From EHR (electronic health record) and clinical workflow software solutions, to mobile devices and other specialized hardware, each solution provider has to understand which skills, knowledge and business acumen are required to be successful in this growth vertical.

That's why healthcare IT practice resources are in demand, but where do you find them without making a major investment in training or materials? We designed a program for IT solutions providers to help them get up to speed on medical technology, including the development of a number of tools, easy-to-follow instruction guides, videos and best practices. This training and education portfolio is targeted to help channel partners build or improve their own healthcare practices.

As a CPHIT/CPEHR certified professional you will have the credentials and the know-how to effectively plan, select, implement and manage Electronic Health Records (EHR), as well as other related Health Information Technology (HIT).

When you take CPHIT/CPEHR Certification Boot Camp, you will live, learn, and take the exams in one of our state-of-the-art education centers. This blended-learning course employs outcome-based (Lecture | Lab | Review)™ delivery that focuses on preparing you with the real-world skills required to pass the certification exams and will empower you to take the next pivotal step in your career.

What does having this crucial certification mean to you, your employer, or potential employers?
Federal initiatives are catapulting Health IT Professional Certification to the top of the healthcare industry's priority list.
With fewer than 5% of hospitals (excluding Veterans Administration facilities) and less than 20% of clinicians currently using electronically integrated systems—due in large part to a highly publicized skills shortage—the demand for knowledge-equipped and professionally certified health IT professionals is sky-rocketing.


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