ATLANTA, September 22, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Georgia’s Ministry of Education appealed to the Institute for Healthcare Information Technology (IHIT) to revamp their high school curriculum for digital health and health informatics. As the digital healthcare and healthcare IT market continues to grow at a rapid rate, so do employment opportunities. According to Statista, in 2019 the global digital health market was worth ~ $ 175 billion. With an expected CAGR of around 25% from 2019 to 2025, the digital health market is expected to grow six-fold. By 2025, the digital health market will be ~ $ 660 billion U.S. dollars.
Hospital systems, digital health, and healthcare IT organizations are continually looking for talent to fill the growing void in jobs ranging from implementation specialists, medical billing and security analysts to registry coordinators. cancer and health care coaches. It will be imperative for students in Georgia to get the right training in order to compete for these high paying positions. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital technologies, which will require skilled HIT workers to support many of the new technologies used by hospitals and providers.
“As Georgia continues to be a leader in health informatics and digital health, we must ensure that our industry partners work closely with our academic institutions to ensure that what students learn is relevant, up-to-date and immediately marketable, ”said Kirk barnes, member of the board of directors of the Institute for Healthcare Information Technology. Barnes leads the team of the IHIT Education Subcommittee made up of Marie Beth Marchione of WIPFLI and member of the board of directors, GA HIMSS President Sepi browning.
About the Institute for Healthcare Information Technology (IHIT)
IHIT is a non-profit organization of technical, academic and business professionals in digital health and health informatics dedicated to connecting resources for the advancement of health care through information technology. . IHIT started as a small group of healthcare IT companies and organizations in Atlanta who wanted to work together to grow our economy, expand employment opportunities, and ultimately improve health care in Georgia thanks to the advancement of technology. Today, more than 50 providers, health systems and educators actively participate in IHIT programs, such as the Annual Workforce Needs Research Study, HIT Day in the state capital and cities. interactive round tables with state legislators to ensure Georgia maintains its leadership position as our nation’s largest healthcare IT community. To learn more, visit https://instituteforhealthcareit.org/.
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