Regulations Lead to Demand for Health Care IT


With government regulations such as the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the health care industry will need IT personnel more than ever before, according to an article from eWEEK, which provides enterprise technology news and reviews.

“It’s reached a perfect storm stage and is one of the last industries to go through a total IT transformation,” Eric Marx, vice president of health care IT for Modis, an IT staffing subsidiary of Adecco Group, said.

Health care organizations are looking for IT workers with vendor-specific experience, he says. That means the skills to operate EHR platforms from companies such as Cerner or Epic.

In addition, security, business intelligence and data warehousing professionals will be the most demanded, he notes.

“There’s a premium on security folks and on folks that can take large amounts of information and get some value out of it, so business intelligence and data warehousing are significant,” Marx says.

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