Shortfall of HIT workers forecast

Michigan Live, December 16, 2010

Hospitals and physicians face a mandate to switch to electronic medical records by 2014. The Recovery Act provided $49 billion to help health care organizations meet that deadline, and the investment has spurred industry growth in the Electronic Medical Records fields.

The industry is growing so quickly that it is expected there will be a shortfall of 50,000 health IT workers in the next five years, reports Wanted Analytics.

In 2009, the health information technology sector experienced 11 percent growth in 2009, outpacing all other segments of the health care market, according to Scientia Advisors of Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

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