Nationwide Health IT Expansion Could Create Jobs
As unemployment rises, the medical world prepares to create thousands of jobs as part of an industry-wide effort to transfer paper health records to electronic medical record systems, CBS News (Chicago) reports. "With the initiative of electronic health records, we expect that there will be new types of jobs," a spokeswoman for the American Health Information Management Association, an industry group that predicts the initiative will create 75,000 jobs, told CBS. People with two year associate degrees will be eligible for many of the jobs, which can carry a starting pay of $25,000 to $45,000, the spokeswoman said (Tucker, 6/18).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.