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HIMSS14: Clinton Lauds EHRs, Underscores Data-Driven Decisions

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During the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s annual conference on Wednesday, Hillary Rodham Clinton underscored the importance of electronic health records, the changing responsibilities of the health IT industry and the need for health care decisions and policy to be guided by strong data, Health Data Management reports (Kalish, Health Data Management, 2/26).

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80% of Healthcare Providers Outsourcing Some IT Services

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Enabling Healthcare Providers to Focus on Outcomes Most healthcare providers leverage outsourcing for some level of IT function and redirect critical human and capital resources to primary business objective. This is according to a recent white paper by Allscripts, titled “Enabling Healthcare Providers to Focus on Outcomes.”

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Healthcare IT Hiring: No Summer Doldrums

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Healthcare organizations outpace the overall economy in hiring Economic recovery might be slow, but demand for healthcare IT professionals continues to grow as organizations seek technology expertise across a spectrum of specialties and responsibilities.

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Health IT Worker Shortage Looms

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PwC report warns shortage could slow industry progress A significant and growing shortage of health information technology workers appears greater than previously estimated, according to a new analysis by PwC’s Health Research Institute. The report, Solving the talent equation for health IT, finds that the healthcare industry is vying for a limited number of IT […]