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Health providers can't find, keep IT staff

Lucas Mearian | March 5, 2013
Many hospitals don't expect any immediate ROI on their investments in electronic health systems.

Stephen Fanning, vice president of healthcare industry strategy for CRM and ERP vendor Infor, said an aging IT workforce at the same time the health care industry is under the gun to implement ICD-10 code standards by Oct. 2014.

"We're concerned with ... a 30% loss in productivity as you make the transition [to ICD-10] in addition to an aging workforce where some of those skilled laborers in coding are deciding to retire," Fanning said.

 

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