Study: Texas needs 10,000 HIT workers

The state of Texas will need to hire an additional 10,000 healthcare information technology workers through 2013, a study released this week by the Department of Health Information Management at Texas State University-San Marcos determines. Previous estimates have determined that the Lone Star State will need to hire only 3,500 HIT workers between 2010 and 2015, a number now deemed insufficient to improve the quality of care for patients, according to the study's authors. "To bridge this gap and reduce the disparity will require a collaborative effort between employers, educational providers, public organizations and others to develop and implement a plan of action," they add. Announcement

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