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A new survey from online jobs search firm HealthITJobs.com reveals that work in health IT results in above-average salaries for many positions in the field, depending on experience, location and gender.
Many of the jobs also come with bonuses.
[Infographic: 2014 HealthITJobs.com salary survey.]
Some of the key survey findings are:
The data in electronic health records may be structured, but the usage patterns of the doctors who interact with them is anything but, according to research from Weill Cornell Medical College.
[See also: When EHR design is a 'what not to do']
After getting acclimated to EHRs, physicians tend to fall into their own personalized usage patterns, according to the research – leading to a huge variability to how the systems are put to work.
The newest iPhone operating system was released yesterday, but the hotly anticipated HealthKit technology wasn't part of it. Nonetheless, even tight-lipped Epic has begun to offer details about what the platform will look like when the kinks are finally ironed out.
A coding snafu discovered in Apple's new wellness platform has developers in Cupertino, Calif., rushing to fix it – but it could be some time before that much-discussed piece of iOS 8 is ready for prime time.
Daniel Nigrin, MD, CIO at Boston Children's Hospital, describes his experience dealing with a cyberattack at the hospital by notorious hactivist group Anonymous.Thumbnail:
HIMSS delegates from states across the country are heading up Capitol Hill Thursday with three "asks" for health IT. They've discussed in several private committee meetings how they would approach the lawmakers – or in several cases – the lawmakers' staffers.
Congressional staff can be influential, notes Tom Leary, vice president of government relations for HIMSS.
Healthcare has had a reputation for being one of the strongest industries for generating new jobs. But recent changes in reimbursements and a shift to accountable care models have changed the dynamic in some quarters.
There’s growing buzz around Apple’s HealthKit, billed as the latest and greatest in data aggregation. Rather than living in separate databases, information about blood pressure, sleep, fitness, nutrition and lab results will be funneled into HealthKit, providing a single health dashboard from which users, and hopefully clinicians, can make better decisions.
Texas Health Resources CIO Ed Marx and chief information security officer Ron Mehring circled the boardroom table handing out envelopes.
Within the package that every member of the senior management team received were their passwords, and how long it took Marx and Mehring to figure out that sensitive piece of information -- “which in every case was less than a second,” Marx explained.
“We got their attention and ever since have gotten the resources we need for security,” Marx said.
The American Medical Association, which represents more than 200,000 members, says its time to fix poorly designed EHRs so doctors can use them more effectively and better serve their patients.
The demand follows an AMA study with RAND Corp. confirming that physician frustration with EHRs is taking a significant toll not only on them, but also on their patients.
Who knew 25 years ago where we’d be today?
Me, I was boarding a Greyhound bus in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with two suitcases and a one-way ticket to start a new life in the United States. I had completed a graduate degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas in 1988 and had moved back to Canada, where I was settling into a promising market research job. Then, my life took an interesting turn when I received a letter from the U.S. Consulate informing me that my application for permanent residency was selected.