I was reading through this blog post describing the staffing challenges that face the healthcare IT and EMR industry in the coming years. I’ve read and written quite a bit about the looming crisis in filling qualified healthcare IT and EMR jobs. However, the above blog post does a nice job of looking at it from a number of different angles. Not the least of which is the challenge of retaining staff as demand for those qualified staff members increases.
I’d love to hear more about what companies are doing to retain the good, qualified and experienced healthcare IT people in their organization.
While we’re at it, let’s hear what EMR vendors are doing to prepare for the EMR implementation/training backlog which is likely to happen. In this regard, you might read the response by SOAPware’s president to my interview question about this subject as well. I’d love to hear about other unique training and implementation models that EMR vendors are employing.