Informatics In The Healthcare Industry Is A Booming Business!
A recent CNBC article has shown the tremendous growth of the health informatics industry. Health Information Technology is doing brisk business globally. The adoption of electronic health records (EHR), the use of mobile medical apps, and new patient portals has revolutionized an industry to surplus $100 billion a year, worldwide.
Standardizing patient health information has long been of utmost important to health care professionals, and as technology expands and improves, they’re getting close to their goal. Evidence of this is seen in the widespread use of programs and applications, throughout universities and hospitals alike.
Today patient data is easier than ever to monitor, organize and measure. From simple diagnosis via a mobile app to tracking epidemic diseases, health IT, provides important solutions for patients and professionals. EHRs are the most pervasive use of informatics where standard records become multi-dimensional views of a patient.
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But with this new peak of informatics comes problems for the healthcare industry itself, especially staffing informatic positions. Where emphasis was once placed on hiring the best and brightest doctors and nurses — now, IT managers, analysts, developers and medical information officers are lured from other medical and non-medical professions. Colleges have even began to offer health IT programs – for aspiring students.
Constant adaption to new technology, however, is a leading cause of burnout in the industry. Burnout aside: in 2017, up to 50,000 informatics jobs are predicted to be added in the U.S. alone.
Since the 2009 HITECH Act, which promotes “the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology,” 96% of all hospitals now use EHRs. Government funding and general interest, have lead to America spending more than $45 billion on informatics alone.