updated 10/20/2010 8:16:14 AM ET 2010-10-20T12:16:14

CHICAGO, Oct. 20, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- To address the recent growth in demand for electronic medical records (EMR), Hudson IT today announced the launch of a new healthcare information technology (HIT) practice. With an emphasis on staffing mid-to-senior level healthcare roles, the practice is designed to help hospitals and related agencies identify the appropriate resources necessary to fulfill meaningful use requirements, as well as implement prevailing software solutions such as Eclipsys©, MEDITECH©, McKesson©, Siemens©, Cerner© and Epic©.

The practice is led by Evan Keene, vice president of consulting services, and includes a tandem recruiting team with more than 20 years of combined experience in healthcare IT, recruiting and consulting. Services are provided locally in the Chicago area, as well as any of Hudson's U.S.-based offices including: Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Minneapolis, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Raleigh and Tampa.

"With the recent changes in healthcare compliance, the need for highly-skilled and multi-disciplined HIT professionals has never been greater. Hudson's team of expert healthcare recruiters can quickly identify top talent ranging from project managers and HIT software specialists to programmers and security risk analysts resulting in value and time savings for organizations looking to augment their staff and ramp up quickly for critical EMR initiatives," said Keene.

Hudson's HIT practice also provides staffing, recruiting and project management services for projects such as HIPAA compliance, patient accounting and hospital billing, facilities management, IT strategy, systems integration and applications management and implementation. Healthcare IT case studies are viewable on the company's website at http://us.hudson.com/IT .

About Hudson IT

Named to Inavero's "Best of Staffing" list for 2010, Hudson IT provides solutions necessary for IT leaders to deliver business value. Hudson IT consulting services deliver expertise to implement critical initiatives, while staffing services provide specialized professionals on an as-needed basis, allowing companies to maintain IT service levels with reduced costs. Backed by global recruitment resources, Hudson draws upon multiple capabilities to design the best solution for each company's need. More information is available at http://us.hudson.com/IT or follow @HudsonIT on Twitter.

About Hudson

Hudson is a leading provider of permanent recruitment, contract professionals and talent management services worldwide. From single placements to total outsourced solutions, Hudson helps clients achieve greater organizational performance by assessing, recruiting, developing and engaging the best and brightest people for their businesses. The company employs approximately 2,000 professionals serving clients and candidates in more than 20 countries. More information is available at www.hudson.com .

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