What Do Health Care Providers Say Are The Most Important Skills To Achieve Their IT Priorities?

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Thirty-seven percent of surveyed health care providers say that clinical informatics skills are the most important to help their organization achieve its IT priorities, according to a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute.

When asked about the skills that are most needed to help their organization achieve its IT priorities, 28% of surveyed health care providers cited systems and data integration skills, 10% cited technology and architecture support skills and 9% cited data statistics and analytics skills. Fifteen percent of surveyed health care providers provided a different answer or said they did not know which skills are most needed to help their organization achieve its IT priorities.

The report is based on 20 in-depth interviews with IT and human resources executives at health care organizations, health IT educational programs and federal health organizations. The report also is based on a telephone survey of 130 such executives conducted in September and October of 2012.

Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute, "Solving the Talent Equation for Health IT"


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