Hiring IT in the Healthcare Industry



When times are tough, we all want to help each other in ways we are able. Although EDI Staffing does not directly provide front-line workers to serve hospitals and communities, we are here to lend a hand in ways that we can — one way is through sharing information technology resources. Healthcare is a growing industry, but it is coming up short with staff to supply the extreme demand.


Here are some ways technology resources can be used to help the healthcare industry:


Healthcare information technology (HIT) requires dual involvement between healthcare and technology professionals. From storage and retrieval, to transmission of health data and documents, to communicating and making informed decisions; without a doubt, there is a need for information technology in healthcare to promote the quality communication and safety of patients. From simple charts to advanced integration, HIT can greatly reduce human error and provide diagnostics while tracking data over time. 


Accessing plans, scheduling appointments, reviewing private information, and other forms of interaction between healthcare employees and patients are made seamless by technology specialists. It is important to keep patients’ safety and privacy top priority. In doing so, there are ever-evolving needs to meet regulatory mandates such as:



  • Code
  • Requirements
  • Electronic records
  • Complex internal integration
  • Data exchange 
  • Time sensitivity
  • Security
  • Business processing 
  • Testing


The list goes on, and the appetite for HIT is almost as insatiable as the need for front-line workers. That is where we come in with our particular experience. EDI Staffing can provide resources with practice in all commercial EDI translators, EAI platforms, and ETL software; as well as help with quality assurance resources that write test plans; perform end-to-end testing and validation, create documentation, and more. We also provide subject-matter experts, consultation resources, and project managers to help clients achieve HIPAA/EDI and regulatory compliance. It costs you nothing to have us search our database for candidates that fit your needs. Our areas of expertise include:



  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
  • Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)
  • HIPAA/EDI Compliance
  • ERP Professionals (functional & technical)
  • IT Staffing
  • Quality Assurance
  • Integration Architects
  • Data Architects


Taking advantage of temporary services can also benefit the healthcare industry. Resources like these can be just as effective for quick projects or for those spikes in healthcare demand. One advantage of temporary staffing is flexibility and support. This prevents burnout and still gets the project done efficiently. Think about this as a trial run, if it works out well — great! If not, then you have benchmarks to move on with in terms of preference and next hiring steps. Temporary employees are easy to find too, just ask a staffing company who specializes in what you are looking for. This can help you save money while improving the hiring process. 


Healthcare information technology is important. To all of you in the field, thank you. We are here to help fill your gaps in the workplace by placing vetted information technology professionals in respected roles that need support. For opportunities ranging from short-term to long-term and remote to in-person, we have specific resources on-hand to fill your HIT roles. 


Schedule a conversation today for your healthcare information technology needs. We are happy to help where we can.


Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5787626/

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