Where hospital IT departments are adding staff

A majority of healthcare providers plan to hire at least one full-time IT staffer in the coming year, according to a survey from HIMSS Analytics.

A majority of these new hires will work in clinical application support, according to the survey. The top 10 areas for planned IT hires over the next year include:

  • Clinical application support (58 percent)
  • IT security (35 percent)
  • Help desk (34 percent)
  • IT management (32 percent)
  • Project management (27 percent)
  • Financial application support (23 percent)
  • Clinical informatics (21 percent)
  • System design and implementation (20 percent)
  • Systems integration (17 percent)
  • Database administration (17 percent)

Survey results are based on responses from 200 IT executives.

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