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This presentation will detail out the problemwith insufficient health informatics jobtracking, the background of the field, itsdevelopment and the different career paths forhealth informaticians.
One problem in the field of heath informaticscareers is the lack of proper job tracking. The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics currently onlytracks one type of health informatics occupationwhich is medical records.• However this one field only accounts for 60% of healthinformatics jobs.• The remaining 40% of jobs in the heath informatics field arenot tracked.
Health informatics is the study ofcommunication systems and information inhealthcare.The field of health informatics has beennicknamed the ‘logic of healthcare.’Health informatics is documented as far backas the 1800s.
Working with the U.S Bureau of Labor toexpand the surveillance system for healthinformatics.It is important that this missing data becollected and added into the surveillancestatistics for health informatics jobs in theUnited States.
Health informatics is a board term that cantranslate too many different career areas. As stated before the only jobs that are tracked aremedical record positions which account for 60%of the health informatics workforce. This 40% includes: Heath informationsupervisors, managers, auditors, compliancereview staff, clinical documentation andimprovement specialists ("A growing jobs,"2012).
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To conclude, the major take away points forthis white paper include:• The history and development of heath informatics, theimpact that the field of heath informatics has on theUnited States heath care system, the urgent need forsufficient career tracking in the field of healthinformatics.
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