HIT or Miss

October 2009
HealthLeaders Magazine;Oct2009, Vol. 12 Issue 10, p58
The article anticipates a shortage of qualified information technology (IT) workers once the electronic health record (EHR) is implemented in the U.S. A survey done by a member of the American Hospital Association (AHA) found that 25% of respondent hospitals do not have the capability or expertise to deal with the IT issue. Rick Wade, senior vice president of communications at AHA, commented on the impact of the larger issues in the healthcare reform debate on health information technology (HIT) staffing.


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