According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare jobs are expected to see a strong growth in the future. Now is a better time than ever to consider a career in healthcare IT. Worried you don’t have enough experience? Follow these steps: 1. Check out some of the bigger EMR vendors. Many of them do not hire their EMR software implementation specialists based on experience. They just hire intelligent hard-workers who can be trained and [...]
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 [...]
Health care IT is No. 1 among the top 10 hot jobs for college graduates, according to a report by the University of California San Diego Extension. The report “2011 Hot Careers for College Graduates” aimed to reveal the top jobs for both recent grads and those in mid-career. Researchers compiled the data based on college enrollment figures, national employment statistics, and interviews with executives in San Diego. The federal mandate to implement EHRs (electronic [...]
Healthcare spending will represent nearly one-fifth of the U.S. gross domestic product by 2019, and much of that money can be attributed to new regulations requiring better health information technology and mobile health apps, according to a report by consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. For example, in 2010, health providers spent $88.6 billion on developing and implementing electronic health records (EHRs), health information exchanges, and other health IT initiatives, making healthcare a rich market for healthcare IT [...]
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Healthcare information technology tops the list of top 10 ‘hot careers’ for college graduates in 2011, according to a new study from the University of San Diego Extension. Due to government initiatives in recent years, the study states, the healthcare industry adopted an advanced technology system for managing and utilizing health information, medical establishments have the goal of transferring all healthcare information to an advanced technology-driven database within the next decade. “This fueling a demand [...]
Patients are supposed to be the ultimate beneficiaries of the federal government’s electronic health records incentive programs. But there is another group that is benefiting from the EHR push — IT professionals. In fact, even as the unemployment rate went up throughout the past few years, local health care organizations were creating well-paying jobs for those who were both tech-savvy and had health care experience. The problem, however, was that the pool of candidates with [...]
When Ashley Downing began looking for a career, the health care industry caught her eye — but she had one stipulation. “(I) wanted nothing to do with blood,” Downing said. The 26-year-old Wausau woman found a way to make that work. She now works as the supervisor of medical records at Aspirus, one of the few health care fields that doesn’t include patient contact or require her to deal with bodily fluids. And there are [...]
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