Workforce Development

The HITECH Act has spurred investment in health IT throughout the country. With that expansion, the need for a workforce of the size and skills to understand, implement and use that technology is undergoing a corollary expansion. This is affecting clinicians including nurses, physicians, pharmacists and others as well as managers and IT professionals. The wide range of skills and specialties in health IT and of the educational initiatives to meet the workforce needs are the subject of this section of the HIMSS Body of Knowledge.