A Tennessee healthcare IT company is expanding in Hohenwald, Tennessee by adding more than 100 additional jobs at its 2-year-old service center.
HCTec, a Franklin, Tennessee-based staffing, consulting and support company, announced today it will invest another $500,000 to expand its back-office operations in Wilson County to provide around the clock tech support for its clients.
HCTec helps hospitals nationwide reduce operating costs, improve quality and optimize labor forces with highly specialized healthcare IT skills staffing, project-based consulting and application-managed services support. Opened in 2017, HCTec's Hohenwald service center offers troubleshooting of electronic health record applications such as Epic, Cerner, Meditech and Allscripts to hospital staff, patients, physicians and clinicians.
"Our hospital IT executive clients rely on us to provide highly skilled people who are trained and knowledgeable in today's modern EHR software and systems," HCTec CEO Bill Grana said in a statement today.
Grana said Tennessee's Workforce Development Grant program has helped the company staff its operations, which have grown by 60 employees in the past 18 months.
"We look forward to continuing our partnership and growing our Hohenwald operations during the next several years," he said.
HCTec is among more than 900 healthcare and life sciences companies which have located in Tennessee since 2010.
As the home of HCA Healthcare, the nation's biggest privately owned hospital chain and a host of HCA spinoff and support companies, Middle Tennessee is a hospital hub. Despite the closing of 10 rural hospital in Tennessee during the past decade, employment in healthcare and life sciences continues to grow across the state.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development estimates that healthcare practitioner jobs comprise 6.6% of Tennessee's workforce and healthcare support occupations represent nearly 2.5% of all jobs in the state.
Tennessee's healthcare industry continues to see major growth with more than 360,000 Tennesseans employed in the healthcare and life sciences sector," said Bob Rolfe, commissioner of the state's Department of Economic and Community Development.