Health Informatics Jobs
There are multiple reasons we are seeing interest in the Health Informatics field. Healthcare is one of the last industries to automate and digitize. As a result, we are playing catch up and creating educational courses to keep up with the advances in technology and new federal support for health informatics. As a result of recent legislation, such as the HITECH and Affordable Care Acts there is financial support for electronic health records, health information exchange and health informatics workforce enhancement.
A Certificate in Health Informatics is most helpful if you already have some experience in healthcare. Employers and technology vendors would like to see job candidates that are bilingual in technology and medicine. This implies some prior experience in healthcare or an internship at a hospital or healthcare organization. The other important requirement for job success is good people skills coupled with good problem solving and some experience in project management. The figure to the right shows this relationship.
In 2014 UWF became a member of the HIMSS Veterans Career Services to support veterans seeking jobs in the informatics realm.
Local Health Informatics-related Jobs and Recruiters
- UWF Career Services helps students find employment and includes JasonQuest, a mutual space for employers and potential employees.
- Dr. Sutton's Career Planning site has valuable links and comments for students.
- Be sure to contact the IT departments of West Florida, Baptist and Sacred Heart Health Systems.
MED3000 is a national medical technology company that specializes in electronic health records and practice management systems with an office in Pensacola. They are now McKesson Business Performance Services.
Actigraph is a world leader in activity and sleep monitors, used primarily for research. Their technology involves tiny accelerometers and inclinometers and algorithm development.
Computer Programs and Systems, Inc (CPSI) has been serving the information technology needs of community healthcare providers for over 32 years. Headquartered in Mobile, Alabama, the company provides a complete health information and patient care system that encompasses the full spectrum of financial and clinical applications. The CPSI System provides the most comprehensive single-source electronic medical record (EMR) available and allows the realization of a true enterprise-wide EMR.
Headquartered in Panama City, iSirona helps clinicians make more informed decisions about patients by providing an easy to use approach to medical device integration. Using iSirona's software solution, hospitals can connect virtually any medical device to their clinical information system (CIS), providing clinicians with faster access to more accurate patient information. In 2011, iSirona was ranked #1 by KLAS for medical device integration systems. In 2014 they were acquired by NantHealth, a healthcare IT company.
TEKsystems, Inc. is a leading provider of strategic staffing and managed services for the Information Technology and Communications (IT&C) community. Ranked number one in the industry by IT Services Business Report and as the nation’s largest IT staffing firm, we leverage our core competencies to offer a wide array of IT services including deployment; support; and Engineering, Furnishing and Installation (EF&I) telecommunications services.
TEKsystems is continuing to build our business in the Panhandle area of Florida and southern Alabama. We are currently servicing clients in Panama City, Pensacola, Destin, Mobile, Fort Walton Beach, Dothan and continue to expand. We are looking for clients in the area who are hiring as well as Technical Professionals in the area looking for opportunities or looking to relocate to this area. Further information is available on their website.
CED Technical Services is a boutique staffing and recruiting firm. We specialize in finding talented Information Technology professionals and matching them with job opportunities in the Gulf Coast area. Occasionally, we have engineering and IT positions in other regions.
National Health Informatics Job Links
- American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) posts a variety of job openings at www.amia.org
- Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is a vendor-centric organization with job postings available at http://www.himss.org/jobmine
- American Nurse Informatics posted at http://www.allianceni.org
- Healthcare IT News has a health IT Job Spot http://jobspot.healthcareitnews.com
- American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) http://www.ahima.org