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Growth Spurs Need for Healthcare Informatics Specialists

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Some 50,000 jobs in healthcare informatics need to be filled within the next five to seven years, according to the University of Illinois at Chicago. In an infographic, The Intersection of Healthcare and IT, the university also projects a 21 percent increase in healthcare IT jobs between 2010 and 2020. Health informatics is defined as “the science behind the convergence of healthcare, information technology and business.” Put another way, it’s about IT-based innovations that can help with management, planning and… continue…

What Healthcare.gov and GTA Online Have in Common

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When you launch an online service for millions of people, expect some glitches. continue…

GE Healthcare Devoting $2 Billion to Analytics Development

GE Healthcare’s effort is part and parcel of GE’s larger “Industrial Internet” initiative. continue…

Rising to the Challenges of Healthcare BI

Improving patient outcomes is an obvious key goal of healthcare—and one that BI can help. continue…

GNS Healthcare, Aetna Team on Analytics to Combat Metabolic Syndrome

GNS Healthcare and Aetna will use a data-analytics platform to model which individuals are at risk of developing metabolic syndrome. continue…

Healthcare IT Is Feeling Just Fine

No matter how America’s great healthcare debate finally ends (if it ever does), one thing’s for sure: regulations that are forcing health records to go electronic should yield an almost total transformation of electronic health records (EHR) within about five years. With organizations looking to EHR to cut costs and improve the coordination of patient care, as well as a recent Supreme Court decision that upholds the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the path is clear for… continue…

IT Braces for a Huge Healthcare Overhaul, Job Opportunities Rise

Healthcare IT industry is about to undergo a big change, as the deadline looms to revise the medical classification list for coding everything from diseases to external causes of injuries. And as a result of this federally mandated ICD-10 revision, which has an implementation deadline of Oct. 1, 2014, IT specialists with a background in hospital billing and electronic health records may find job opportunities open up. And those with experience in ICD are likely to find themselves in high… continue…

Healthcare and Finance Need Specialists in Virtualization, BI

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IT job hiring is picking up in the healthcare and financial services industries, due to regulatory compliance and the explosion of data, according to management consulting firm Janco Associates. It also expects healthy IT hiring in life sciences, telecom, transportation, infrastructure and energy. The most in-demand skills according to the report are: virtualization; business intelligence; app development, especially for mobile devices; .Net; Java; PHP; Silverlight and SharePoint. Sales application engineers, CRM specialists, security experts, backup and recovery technicians, service/help desk support specialists, service technicians and… continue…

Healthcare IT Leaders Need Qualified Staff

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For the first time in a decade, healthcare CIOs say that lack of staffing resources is the most significant roadblock to successful healthcare IT implementations. Twenty-one percent of 302 CIOs have that complaint, while only 14 percent say budgets are their biggest problem, according to a survey conducted by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Kay Hix, vice president and CIO of Carillon Clinic in Roanoke, Va., said in an InformationWeek interview that healthcare providers are competing against vendors… continue…

Apple’s iPad Not Ready for Healthcare

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Apple’s iPad isn’t ready for healthcare yet. Though physicians apparently are as wild about the iPad as anyone else, they don’t consider it ready for clinical use. In a survey of 100 “early adopter” physicians by Spyglass Consulting Group,  83 percent said they still use desktop computers most often to access clinical information, whether they’re in their offices, at the hospital or at home. While 80 percent said the iPad has a “promising future in healthcare,” Gregg Malkary, managing director… continue…