Thursday, October 17, 2013

Health IT Staff Shortages a Big Problem

Thirty-one percent of healthcare providers are putting IT initiatives on hold owing to staffing shortages; and another 19% have not done so but are considering the option.

These findings are from an online survey conducted by the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

"31% of healthcare providers are putting IT initiatives on hold owing to staffing shortages; 19% have not done so but are considering the option." - HIMSS
To maximize use of existing staff or respond to interim or long term shortages, healthcare organizations are utilizing services, especially those that are SaaS and on-demand. These include low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services to proactively detect privacy breaches and for user access compliance and attestation reporting.

Is your organization putting IT initiatives on hold because of staffing issues? Are you utilizing or considering utilizing services to meet your requirements?

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Sources:
(a) Are Health Providers Putting IT Efforts on Hold Because of Staffing Shortages? - www.iHealthBeat.org, 10/17/2013

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