A hiring spree is under way to employ health informaticists who have
both clinical and technical skills, U.S. health information technology
Officials of the PwC US Health Information Technology practice said
during the annual conference of the Healthcare Information and
Management Systems Society said that health organizations plan to
increase informatics — medical records and health information
technicians — staffing levels over the next two years, with particular
emphasis on people to help with the technical aspects of electronic
health records implementation, and data integration.
Later this month, PwC’s Health Research Institute is scheduled to
publish a comprehensive report on the state of clinical informatics in
the health industry. In developing the report, PwC’s Health Research
Institute conducted a survey of 600 health organization professionals
from hospitals, health systems, health insurers and pharmaceutical and
life sciences companies.