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What companies involve health information technicians?

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Ryan’s Answer

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Great question - the name "health information technician" is a bit broad and that's ok. Sometimes these people focus on data management, or are Informaticists, or health information technology specialists, or healthcare analysts. There are more names, but you get the point. This is a hugely popular field and set of skills to have. So many companies are focusing on healthcare. Traditional companies like hospitals, academic medical centers and universities, clinics, health insurers and health technology companies all have huge demands for these people. In addition, because healthcare as an industry will continue to grow for the foreseeable future because of how many people in our country are getting old and need more services, people in private equity, technology (think Google, Apple, facebook), emerging tech like drones, IoT, sensors, and AI, and others all want to get into healthcare. Because of this huge influx of "new players" - there is a new wave of demand for these skill sets.

Becoming involved in this field - HIT or healthcare information technology - is a very good choice for job security in the future, with tremendous opportunities for growth and upward mobility. Good luck!

Ryan recommends the following next steps:

  • You should consider looking at schools who are building programs and degrees focused in this area
Thank you very much! Have a great day! Sofia G. Translate
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Shilpa’s Answer

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Health Informatics (or Medical Informatics) is a critical field that is really evolving and growing as a need in the industry. I got my undergrad in Premed and went on to get my Masters in Health Informatics which provided a really broad foundation. From there on, there are fields within hospitals, medical device companies (Medtronic, Boston Scientific, St. Jude) and pharma (Merck, Pfizer, GSK etc) companies that focus on data management of healthcare data so lots of large fortune 500 companies that look for this skill. There are also large IT companies entering the healthcare digital market including Apple, Google, IBM. Its a really niche and valuable field that many companies you wouldn't normally expect are starting to embark on and look for talent.
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