Thursday, January 23, 2014

PwC: Healthcare IT Staff Shortages Hampers Initiatives

Healthcare leaders report IT talent shortages have cancelled or delayed strategic initiatives (34%) and slowed innovation (25%), according to the Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) 2014 Global CEO Survey.

The demand for more IT staff has been driven by factors including the Affordable Care Act, state and federal regulations, and electronic health records (EHRs).

"34 percent of leaders in the healthcare industry say they "canceled or delayed a key strategic initiative" due to talent constraints ."
- PwC Global CEO Report
Forty-seven percent said that recruiting has been more difficult and staffing expenses "rose more than expected." These factors have healthcare organizations augmenting in-house staff with SaaS services. For proactive privacy data breach detection and user access compliance/attestation organizations can utilize low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
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Sources:
(a) Talent shortage hampers healthcare IT initiatives - www.FierceCIO.com, 01/14/2014

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