More IT Jobs in Health Care – Business Interruption Planning

Information Management Magazine and Insurance Networking News both report that there was significant growth in the Health Care field in the number of IT jobs available.  Much of this is due to the requirement that all medical records (EHR) are required to be mechanized and new compliance requirements for the Affordable Health Care Act (aka Obama-care).

It is estimated that the Health Care IT spending will increase by up to 25% in the next two years.  Spending last year for Health Care software was was close to $7 billion and is expected to grow by over $1 Billion in the next year.  Much of that spending will be in the “small practice” physician and “small hospitals”.  The question is how protected will they be from business interruptions and security attacks.

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Author: M V Janulaitis

Victor Janulaitis is the CEO of Janco Associates. He has been a professor at the USC Graduate School of Business and has been a guest lecturer at UCLA and a Graduate School at Harvard University.