More Than 50K HIT Jobs Created Since Enactment of HITECH Act

The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that more than 50,000 health IT-related jobs have been created since the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act was enacted in 2009, according to a fact sheet released by CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

In addition to providing incentive payments for meaningful use of electronic health records, the HITECH Act calls for the development of a properly trained health IT workforce to support providers in becoming meaningful users of certified EHRs.

The fact sheet lays out the following statistics regarding the health IT workforce:

•    Community colleges had trained 17,049 professionals in health IT as of January 2013.
•    Universities had graduated over 820 post-graduate and masters-level health IT professionals as of September 2012.

This is the result of ONC-supported workforce development programs that help train new health IT professionals, according to the fact sheet.

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More Than 50K HIT Jobs Created Since Enactment of HITECH Act


The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that more than 50,000 health IT-related jobs have been created since the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act was enacted in 2009, according to a fact sheet released by CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.


In addition to providing incentive payments for meaningful use of electronic health records, the HITECH Act calls for the development of a properly trained health IT workforce to support providers in becoming meaningful users of certified EHRs.


The fact sheet lays out the following statistics regarding the health IT workforce:


  • Community colleges had trained 17,049 professionals in health IT as of January 2013.
  • Universities had graduated over 820 post-graduate and masters-level health IT professionals as of September 2012.


This is the result of ONC-supported workforce development programs that help train new health IT professionals, according to the fact sheet.


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5 Go-To Strategies for Hiring Health IT Workers During a Shortage

https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/healthcare-information-technology/5-go-to-strategies-for-hiring-health-it-workers-during-a-shortage.html

HIMSS, Human Resources Group Collaborate to Drive Health IT Workforce Initiatives

https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/healthcare-information-technology/himss-human-resources-group-collaborate-to-drive-health-it-workforce-initiatives.html

CHIME Reports Shortage in Health IT Workforce

https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/healthcare-information-technology/chime-reports-shortage-in-health-it-workforce.html

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