It’s been overlooked — it’s received very little coverage by the popular press — but it’s worth repeating: one benefit of the health care reform legislation will be: enhanced “job mobility.” Employee mobility is one of those terms that probably most Americans have not read too much about, but in-a-nutshell it is this: the freedom of workforce participants to move into their high-value field or work in the job of their choosing. The opposite is [...]
If you’ve heard that healthcare IT is the most promising area of job growth in information technology, there’s a reason. In recent years, the job growth spotlight has often been targeted at healthcare job growth generally and healthcare IT job sector growth specifically. In fact, a recent career trend report (PDF) ranked a career in healthcare information technology the number-one “hottest” career. There are reasons for that “hotness,” and chances are you’ve read about at [...]
In spite of the economic slowdown, IT, or information technology, is just about the fastest growing markets in the United States today. Because IT has a crucial role in the smooth functioning of many other market sectors, the job options for competent IT professionals are increasing day by day. Though a graduate degree in information technology can be adequate to get a job, getting trained in specialized IT courses gives you an upper hand in [...]
Here is the third and final part of my healthcare IT skills series. This series was meant as an overview to guide an IT consultant/small business IT provider in the proper direction to get started in the healthcare IT industry. We are by no means finished on the theme of healthcare IT, but to wrap up this three part overview series here are few more areas of expertise that the savvy HIT consultant should possess. [...]
Here is part two of my Healthcare IT skills assessment enumerating the specialized skills that sets the healthcare IT technician apart from average tech. Part one detailed HL7 and IT security skills. Now we’ll get into the meat of health IT skills. Security Continued… I may sound like a broken record but security knowledge and experience cannot be overstated. In my opinion, I think it’s still very lax in many healthcare settings and there is [...]
I once read a blog post that said “Healthcare IT is neither ‘healthcare’ nor ‘IT’.” It sounds strange and even a bit funny, but it’s true. Healthcare IT (HIT) is its own branch of the information technology world. Yes, basic IT skills are necessary, but when working in a healthcare environment everything you do has to meet regulation compliance, right down to your communication and how you act on-site. In addition to the knowledge and [...]
Interesting story by Jay Greene in Crain’s this week about IT professionals in the health care biz…. A shortage of highly specialized health care information-technology workers has led several health care systems to forge relationships with community colleges and universities to offer Health IT job training to nurses and medical technicians. “We are finding it is challenging to find experienced IT workers to do electronic medical record (system implementation) or physician order entry in the [...]
A move to electronic heath records has spurred Rasmussen College and other educational institutions to develop programs that train students for careers working with those systems. Digitization of medial records has been part of larger health care reform initiatives at both the state and national level. A federal bill mandates digitization of all medical records by 2014. The bill, including $838 billion in stimulus funding, was part of the impetus for Rasmussen College to offer [...]
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