UCF College Of Medicine HIT Program Selects Tews Company

The REC, a program of the Central Florida Health Information Organization, was established by the UCF College of Medicine. The initial phase of employment and consulting services includes the creation of 25-40 new REC jobs in the Central Florida area with salaries ranging from $25,000 - $75,000, and with the potential for more job creation in the coming months and years.

The UCF College of Medicine (COM) received a $7.6 million federal grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to create and deploy a workforce of skilled staff who will assist a minimum of 1,400 primary care physicians in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Brevard, Volusia and Polk counties with implementing and effectively using electronic health records.   The defined purpose of the grant was to mprove the quality and value of healthcare by achieving widespread, meaningful use of health IT and providing use of an electronic health record to every person by the year 2016.  The newly established Health IT Regional Extension Center will fulfill the purpose of the grant by providing physicians with technical assistance, guidance, and best practices in electronic health records.

We are very pleased to be working with the Tews Company.  We are confident they will provide excellent support in recruiting, training and managing our Regional Extension Center teams stated Karen van Caulil, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Central Florida Health Information Technology Initiative.

Newly created positions include senior project managers, clinical analysts and systems implementation specialists.  According to John R. Gill, a Tews Company Managing Director, "The creation of jobs such as these, right here in Central Florida, is just another example of how the UCF College of Medicine is fulfilling the role of economic driver in our community.  It is very exciting and I believe we are just seeing a glimpse of how our economy will continue to prosper and how our lives will be impacted by the health and wellness benefits of our hometown medical school.

In addition to jobs creation, the benefits of electronic medical records will impact the overall health care of Central Florida residents.  According to Jeanette Schreiber, Associate Dean of Special Projects and Chief Legal Officer for the UCF COM, Health information technology will be a critical tool for advancing quality, safety, efficiency and convenience of patient care.   Benefits will include ease of sharing records among providers, helping doctors provide the best care.

Tews Company is a Central Florida-based professional services firm that partners with businesses, non-profits, governments and other organizations to provide flexible staffing and consulting solutions.  Their team provides temporary, temporary to permanent, full-time, and senior level project professionals through four divisions, Administrative, Accounting and Finance, Information Technology, and Professional Services.   Tews Company was founded in 1995 with a focus on creating a better staffing/consulting experience for clients; business clients and individual candidate clients.  This client focus has resulted in a strong reputation as a great company with which and for which to work.   Tews Company is headquartered in downtown Orlando and works with the leading and most recognized organizations in the Central Florida region.