Fifty-eight percent of surveyed health IT professionals believe their organization will need to hire clinical informatics professionals as the industry transitions from paper-based records to electronic technology, according to a Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society survey.
Meanwhile, 51% think their organization will need to hire implementation experts, 35% expect their organization will need to hire consultants and 31% think their organization will need to hire system security specialists.
Two-thirds of survey respondents indicated that their organization has the budget to hire additional full-time IT staff in 2011.
Results are based on a survey conducted in January 2011 of 136 health IT professionals.
Source: HIMSS, "HIT Industry Staffing"