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4 Health Plan Trends for 2012



What’s in store for health plans in 2012? Look for health insurers to be acquired by hospitals, Medicare Advantage to stay hot, Medicaid insurers to get hot, and the spending spree to continue.



1 comments on "4 Health Plan Trends for 2012"
Jodene Gilman (12/28/2011 at 12:12 PM)

As a recent graduate of a clinical informatics program, I am finding that the healthcare IT current job market requires some or all of these skills: a RN degree, years of previous IT experience, or a HIMS certification. A laboratory technologist and a masters degree in instructional and Human performance Technology does not pigeon-hole my experience into the above mentioned requirements. So my question is thus: Wouldn't people with different background knowledge such as engineering principles, manufacturing, etc... as well as medical knowledge, would be invaluable to the healthcare arena by offering new methods and ideas that may be significantly better than how things are currently being done? Yet these people, especially new graduates (graduates funded by the government monies associated with HITECH), are not being considered for informatics jobs. I would like to hear other ideas and experiences that people (both graduates and employers) are experiencing in the hiring and job arenas.