IT staffing shortage a chronic issue for health industry

The healthcare industry continues to face a greater deficit than ever in terms of qualified professionals to fill its ever-expanding information technology staffing needs.

Via Modern Healthcare:

Many U.S. healthcare companies – about 67% — report that they’re struggling to attract experienced information technology workers, according to a survey.

That’s compared with 10% that said they have problems attracting all workers, according to the “Towers Watson 2013 Healthcare IT Survey” (PDF).  Meanwhile, 38% of healthcare companies reported problems with retaining experienced IT workers, compared with 8% reporting problems retaining all types of workers.

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