In Which Areas Do Organizations Plan To Hire Staff for the Transition to E-Health Records?

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"


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