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Jobs in Informatics

What kind of jobs are available in the informatics field

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Although I had not thought much about the 'health field', it appears that Health Informatics is a vibrant and growing field, as stated in:  | http://www.jff.org/sites/default/files/publications/CTW_burning_glass_publication_052912.pdf... more »Although I had not thought much about the 'health field', it appears that Health Informatics is a vibrant and growing field, as stated in:  | http://www.jff.org/sites/default/files/publications/CTW_burning_glass_publication_052912.pdf   | Because Health care providers need to document everything they do, it requires increased integration and utilization of health informatics is critical.  Prior to garnering this artifact, I was not aware of the following information (as extracted from the paper) | >> The HIPAA Privacy Rule of 2007, issued under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, | spawned new types of medical records positions such as release of information specialists. | >> The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009, which requires | the switch to electronic health records, has provided financial incentives for early adopters and penalties for | laggards. | >> The bundled Medicare payment system included in the Affordable Care Act will provide a global payment to | hospitals and physicians for each episode of care. For the first time, hospitals and physicians will be financially | liable for the costs of follow-up treatment or readmission for 90 days following initial treatment. Providers will | need new systems to coordinate and monitor quality of treatment or pay a financial price. | >> The introduction of new published rating systems on hospital and physician performance provides incentives | for patients to select high-quality/low-cost providers. | >> New data mining technologies and artificial intelligence engines are able to make sense of the mass of | clinical and financial data available. The real significance of IBM’s Watson will not be winning Jeopardy but | revolutionizing clinical health care decision making.  | I found this information by doing a 'google' search for web-based articles on what types of jobs exist in the informatics area. | I believe this information is credible, as it was presented by "Burning Glass', which has been in existence since 1999 and provides a comprehensive database of on-line job postings.  They extract information from over 17,000 on-line job boards, newspapers, etc. | The artifact informed my opinion about this area, by providing extensive information, graphs, charts, and evidence-based research in the health informatics area.  | This information relates to my course of study, as it has allowed me to explore career options in the field of informatics, particularly health informatics.  | Although interesting and a growing field, I don't think this is a career choice for me. 11-30-2014 8:20pm

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsMd7dLRGx4   | This was a very interesting youtube footage explaining how Big Data is a critical aspect of providing organized information to entities, like government, in order to make key... more »https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsMd7dLRGx4   | This was a very interesting youtube footage explaining how Big Data is a critical aspect of providing organized information to entities, like government, in order to make key decisions.  The speakers talked about using algorithms and how by the year 2020, we will be dealing with exponentially large data sets that require us to 'organize' it in order for it to be useful.   | I found this seminar extremely valuable, and it opened my eyes to the informatics field in regards to the environment.  | I searched youtube to find this footage. | It is related to the coursework, as it brings light to the emerging field of informatics, but more specifically regarding environmental informatics.  | The information is valid, as it is verified back to the University's Seminar Series. | Although the information provided extensive information about environmental informatics and big data management, it did not interest me for further studying. 11-30-2014 10:22pm

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