This week, we celebrated National Health IT Week, where leading professionals in the healthcare industry recognized the importance and accomplishments of IT professionals within healthcare. Nationwide, public and private healthcare constituents have worked in partnership to educate industry and policy stakeholders on the value of this profession within the U.S. healthcare system. National Health IT Week highlights the incredible accomplishments made with technology in recent years, including precision medicine and telemedicine, as well as celebrating job creation and making communities healthy.
Earlier this week, President Obama issued a statement commemorating Health IT Week, stating, “During National Health IT Week, we recommit ourselves to improving the health of our citizenry using breakthrough technologies of our time and reaching for the next frontier of innovation.” He goes on to add that 97% of the nation’s hospitals now use electronic medical records; in an effort to comply with regulations set by the Affordable Care Act, this has led to an increasingly high demand for healthcare IT professionals.
“We know firsthand the value of a healthcare IT professional,” says David Yoo, a Senior Director within The Execu|Search Group’s Health Services division. “With healthcare facilities either moving to electronic records or upgrading software, the demand is high for such an important skillset. It is incredible to meet these professionals and now see how their accomplishments are valued throughout the healthcare community and around the country.”
To learn more about Health IT Week, visit healthitweek.org.