Denver Staffing Agency – New Career Opportunities in Electronic Medical Records
- 3/30/12 |
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Top Denver staffing agencies are always looking to attract successful talent to enhance and increase their candidate pool with educated, skilled, qualified and trained staff.
Likewise, as a staffing agency, if we are truly invested, it is also incumbent upon us to stay abreast of legislation at all levels that may impact our nation’s jobs and careers. At J. Kent, our research team, Staffing Managers and Recruiters continually assess new career and Denver job opportunities.
Federal EMR Electronic Medical Records Mandate 2014/2015 Deadline Creates New Denver Jobs
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, signed into law on February 17, 2009, to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology, is an excellent example, spurring new Denver job opportunities and careers in Electronic Medical Records (EMR). This legislation is aimed at creating more funding and a network of incentives that can be directly resourced towards healthcare professionals or physicians who are ready to adopt EMR, and abide by the concept of "meaningful use" of Electronic Medical Records by 2014.
Bureau of Labor Statistics Projects 21% Growth in EMR Technicians Jobs
With such a large economic stimulus package behind it, the EMR market is expected to grow in major ways with a $20 billion infusion from the Health Information Technology Act, enacted as part of ARRA. As a result, the EMR market for job growth will run the spectrum from entry level opportunities, support specialists, project managers, technicians, technical sales, training and programming. For example, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, says employment for electronic medical records and health information technicians is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations. The projected rate of change in employment for the 10-year timeframe between 2010 and 2020 is 21% according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average growth rate for all occupations is 14 percent.
Impending Explosion of EMR – Will We Have the Available Qualified Professionals?
The government of the United States is very serious in terms of ensuring that the conversion rate to EMR technologies is moving in the right direction. Therefore, that is why, along with grants, massive federal funding and more college-level programs aimed at creating trained Health Information Management professionals are likely to be introduced. As we head into 2014, more ERM career opportunities will become available, ensuring that the impending explosion in electronic records numbers is addressed and managed with the availability of qualified professionals.
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Understand The Difference – Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Electronic Health Record (EHR), Personal Health Record (PHR)
Many people in the US healthcare industry, our government, and the press use the terms electronic medical record (EMR) and electronic health record (EHR) interchangeably. Many also get confused when hearing the term Personal Health Record (PHR). However, these terms describe completely different concepts and should be understood by anyone considering a career in EMR. The National Alliance for Health Information Technology (NAHIT) has established the following definitions:
- Electronic Medical Record (EMR): An electronic record of health-related information on an individual that can be created, gathered, managed, and consulted by authorized clinicians and staff within one health care organization.
- Electronic Health Record (EHR): An electronic record of health-related information on an individual that conforms to nationally recognized interoperability standards and that can be created, managed, and consulted by authorized clinicians and staff across more than one health care organization.
- Personal Health Record (PHR): An electronic record of health-related information on an individual that conforms to nationally recognized interoperability standards and that can be drawn from multiple sources while being managed, shared, and controlled by the individual.
Source: US Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Alliance for Health Information Technology