Simply put, HIT bridges the gap between IT and healthcare, and the recent, rapid computerization of healthcare created a desperate need for experts versed in both fields. This new field is on the front-end of an employment market experiencing explosive growth. Government incentives and technological advances have created critical need positions across the board to be filled by professionals who not only understand healthcare regulations and best practices but possess the technical means to implement them.
“Additional records, coupled with widespread use of electronic health records (EHRs) by all types of healthcare providers, will lead to an increased need for technicians to organize and manage the associated information in all areas of the healthcare industry.” – U.S. Department of Labor
Before the recent introduction of the HIT specialization, technical and healthcare professionals came from different worlds and couldn’t understand one another. As an HIT professional you’ll be able speak both language, effecting and communicating the solutions and best practices to make these advances in technology profitable and effective to employers. Fluency in HIT means being indispensable to any medical practice and forward-thinking IT company.