SPOTLIGHT: Health IT to fuel job growth for consultants, recent grads

As expected the stimulus-fueled push to adopt EMRs and achieve meaningful use of the technology is having a profound effect on the job market for recent college graduates as well as established IT professionals. Health IT research firm KLAS Enterprises reports that nearly 70 percent of healthcare providers nationwide expect to hire outside consultants firm to help them achieve meaningful use and thus qualify for federal EMR subsidies. Among integrated delivery networks, about 90 percent are in the market for consulting services. FierceHealthIT