Ninety percent of health care professionals surveyed said they strongly agree or agree that health IT employers are more likely to hire IT workers with health care industry experience and knowledge, according to a recent American Society of Health Informatics Managers survey.
Ten percent of survey respondents said they did not agree and that only IT skills matter when hiring to fill health care IT positions.
Meanwhile, 96% of respondents said they believe that 50,000 to more than 200,000 new jobs for health IT workers will be created between now and 2015, according to the survey.
Results are based on a survey of 135 health professionals.
Source: ASHIM, "HIT Jobs Survey"