Employment Opportunities in Healthcare Informatics

Healthcare Informatics is such an exciting field and the opportunities are limitless. The movement towards electronic heath records, clinical documentation, application integration, smart pumps, decision support tools, etc. has spawned companies, education, specialists, technology tools, and identification of security needs, among other things.

Multiple opportunities exist for those in the Healthcare Informatics field; clinical analysts, data analysts, project managers, educators, directors, consultants, etc. Additionally, the work environment is vast; pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, information technology companies, and small businesses, to name a few.

It is very exciting to read the job postings for Informatics Specialists. There are many choices and challenges in the postings. It is also very thrilling to consider the demands that the positions will place on the intellect and ideas of an individual. The opportunity for growth, personally and professionally is another benefit to Informatics employment.

Within acute care facilities, the need for Nursing Informaticists is great. Many types of technologies are deployed for nurses to use and the technology does not meet the needs of the staff. Also, the technology is not all integrated which requires different logins, double documentation, changes to workflow, and sometimes changes to nursing practice. The growth of technology in Healthcare Institutions is to support the care of the patient but it is imperative that the tools work for the end users.

The future of informatics is not clearly defined. It is an open field; driven by the needs of the consumer, the developing technologies (medical and informatics), and the cost of the advancements. The direction of Healthcare Informatics can be guided by the leaders in the field. Experts with a vision and an open mind to embrace the changes that are bound to come will lead the future of Healthcare Informatics.

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2 Responses to “Employment Opportunities in Healthcare Informatics”

  1. Admin Says:

    Anonymous:
    I wonder that also, will the cost of using new technology be to high?  We already have problems with people’s jobs being eliminated through technology.  I don’t think that happens often enough in the health care industry.  Health care workers are in high demand.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    It is great to read about most everything these days becoming electronic, but yet I do not know if I agree with this. “The movement towards electronic heath records, clinical documentation, application integration, smart pumps, decision support tools, etc. has spawned companies, education, specialists, technology tools, and identification of security needs, among other things.” It is crazy to read about all of this but yet I am wondering what will all this electronic availablity will take away from the working people, the people who need jobs. How much will everything cost and to keep it up and working? We will only find out by trial and error.

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