Direct Consulting Associates (DCA) provides a wide variety of IT and Healthcare IT staffing and consulting solutions for hospitals and health systems across the country.

Our goal is to contribute to the success of our clients by providing top talent solutions for healthcare IT initiatives that improve patient care as well as provide a supportive culture for our consultants and employees.

At DCA, we match your HIT needs and requirements with our vast network of candidates including:

  • Executives
  • Directors
  • Report Writers
  • Project Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Analysts
  • Report Writers
  • QA Engineers
  • Trainers
  • Network System Administrators
  • System Administrators

Our capabilities include IT staff augmentation, project management, temp-to-perm placement, and direct placement services.

DCA uses a quality-focused approach to service delivery and is networked to the highest caliber healthcare IT professionals in the market. DCA helps our clients successfully plan, build, and run their critical technology initiatives.

DCA supports systems with the following vendors:

  • Epic
  • Cerner
  • Meditech
  • Allscripts
  • McKesson
  • NextGen
  • Siemens
  • eClinicalWorks
  • GE
  • And More...

In addition, we focus on General IT staffing including: Executives & Directors, Program Managers, Project Managers, Software Developers, System Administrators, Network Administrators, Clinical Application Specialists, Report Writers, and Web Developers. For more information, contact Tom Clark, VP of Operations, 440-996-0874 or

DCA's sister company, Direct Recruiters, Inc. helps healthcare IT software vendors align talent strategies with business strategies through Healthcare IT executive direct placement services. For more information, contact Mike Silverstein, Managing Partner & Director of Healthcare IT, at 440-996-0594 or


ProMedica says DCA has a quick turn-around on highly qualified candidates:

"At ProMedica, we were implementing Epic and needed several partners to provide build resources throughout the project to fill gaps created by turnover and also to provide general build knowledge to our internal staff.

We found that Direct Consulting Associates has very quick turnaround times on qualified candidates and thus far, the resources have been high quality. Also, having the attention of the president of the company throughout the ramp-up period put us at ease.  It was nice to see the personal attention from the highest ranking officers in the company.

DCA has a very simple process of requesting and engaging consultants.  Their follow-up is among the best of our consulting partners. We highly recommend their services."

Dustin Hufford, Director of Revenue Cycle & Business Systems, ProMedica

MetroHealth System is pleased that DCA provided candidates not proposed by other firms:

"We have reached out to Direct Consulting on multiple occasions to solicit their help
for facilitating conversations with their client, industry best practices, and linking to resources, when needed. I'm very content with the level of support and help DCA staff have provided. 

DCA seemed to be able to provide candidates that were not proposed by the other 'contractor firms' that we work with. Frank was able to do so in a relatively short period of time. I know the two interface engine folks we used were good. Manager was happy. DCA was also open to reducing rates when we were constrained by budgets."

Don Reichert, Vice President Associate CIO, MetroHealth System

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