HCTec Partners Acquires HIMS Consulting Group

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Franklin, TN-based HCTec Partners announces acquisition of HIMS Consulting Group, increases market share in the HIT consulting space.

HCTec Partners and HIMS Consulting Group are now HCTec

HCTec Partners and HIMS Consulting Group are now HCTec

This is a very exciting opportunity for HCTec to grow exponentially. Adding the HIMS organization to the HCTec team will allow us to better serve our clients, enhance efficiencies, and create innovative solutions. -William Bartholomew, CEO

HCTec Partners (“HCTec”), a healthcare IT and health information management staffing and consulting company headquartered in Franklin, TN, announced that it has acquired Steamboat Springs, CO-based HIMS Consulting Group (“HIMS”). This acquisition strategically aligns two industry-leading organizations to offer collaborative solutions that meet the needs of customers and consultants in an ever-changing healthcare market.

The acquisition of HIMS expands HCTec’s presence in the western part of the United States and grows its base of consultants and service capabilities. The newly combined organization will leverage a powerful nationwide network of hospitals, hospital systems, and industry leaders to deepen current partnerships in order for customers and consultants to realize their professional and business objectives.

HCTec CEO William Bartholomew said: “This is a very exciting opportunity for our company to grow exponentially. The combination of HIMS and HCTec will allow us to better serve our clients, enhance efficiencies, and create innovative solutions.”

Erich Strotbeck, general manager of HIMS, added: "HIMS and HCTec will combine their best practices to help our customers achieve their HIT initiatives, so they in turn can better serve their patients."

The combined company will operate under the HCTec brand, however the successful strategies of both companies will continue, providing their employees, customers, and consultants with the best service and experience available.

About HCTec
HCTec’s mission is to discover, develop, and deliver dynamic people and innovative solutions to enhance healthcare services and patient care. We provide HIT and HIM resources and solutions that fit our customers’ specific needs and produce measurable results.

Our services include staffing (contract placements, temp-to-perm placements, and permanent placements), strategic services, managed services, and project work. HCTec’s HIT team specializes in application, integration and data, and infrastructure throughout the IT lifecycle - from implementation and go-lives, to optimization, training, and support, to sun setting legacy applications. HCTec’s HIM team provides coding and auditing, interim management, clinical documentation improvement (CDI), case management, and payer services (HEDIS reviews). HCTec is headquartered in Franklin, TN and has regional offices in Cincinnati, OH and Tampa, FL. To learn more, visit http://www.hctecpartners.com

About HIMS Consulting Group:
HIMS Consulting Group, Inc. is a healthcare IT professional services firm based in Steamboat Springs, CO. With over 30 years of combined workforce management experience and proprietary development of professional consulting resources, HIMS' systematic approach delivers complete EMR solutions addressing the complex demands of IT resource planning ensuring successful project implementations.

Founded in 2004 by industry experts, HIMS Consulting Group identifies and develops many of the industry’s leading Healthcare IT experts. HIMS’ network of consultants are dedicated to delivering value, guidance, and vision to any clinical, financial, and information system implementation, upgrade, or conversion.

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