Survey Takes Pulse on New Jobs in Health IT

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The American Society of Health Informatics Managers (ASHIM) collects public opinion on new Health IT Jobs to better survey the growing needs of the healthcare industry, the health information technology profession and interests of the engaged American public.

“ASHIM believes it is important to understand and support the evolving needs of the health care community and will continue conducting this survey, adjusting questions, to inquire about them.”

The American Society of Health Informatics Managers (ASHIM) today published results of it survey on Health IT Jobs. ASHIM conducted this survey in response to data from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, which indicated a national deficit of qualified Health IT (HIT) workers. Its purpose was to provide an early stage snapshot of the jobs activities taking place around HIT in the United States.

“While employers are ramping up to adopt Electronic Health Records (EHR), IT workers are looking to augment their skills to meet those needs and to effectively communicate their qualifications,” said ASHIM Senior Vice President Stephanie L. Jones. “ASHIM believes it is important to understand and support the evolving needs of the health care community and will continue conducting this survey, adjusting questions, to inquire about them.”

Survey results show that the hiring public is most interested in HIT professionals with both health care industry and IT experience. Participants of the survey believe Consultants and IT Application Trainers will fill most new positions; followed closely by new sales and technical IT positions. Responders also believe IT professionals will seek additional skills to work in HIT and that specialized HIT certification by working level IT professionals is valuable in the hiring process.

For a complete copy of the ASHIM HIT Jobs survey results and for more information about ASHIM visit the organization’s Web site, http://www.ashim.org under the "Featured News" page.

About the American Society of Health Informatics Managers (ASHIM, http://www.ashim.org)
The American Society of Health Informatics Managers (ASHIM) is a professional member association for IT professionals who specialize in Health IT. ASHIM is non-profit, non-governmental organization that sponsors a credentialing exam to certify the healthcare industry knowledge of working level IT professionals, known as the Certified Health Informatics Systems Professional (CHISP) exam.

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