These are health care’s most demanding positions

Health care is in the midst of a huge transition period. Switching from paper hospital charts to electronic health records or implementing the latest form of medical coding for the first time in 30 years—on top of complying with the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—may leave executives feeling overwhelmed by the changes they have to face.

Human resources’ role in alleviating worker shortages that are expected to emerge in 2014 is going to be more important than ever. Around the nation, medical centers, private doctor offices and hospitals are going to do their best to lure recent graduates and international medical professionals to their practice.

How can recruiters compete with the many others doing the same thing? Through the use of HR software solutions, this program allows recruiters to add filters to flesh out the most qualified job seekers.

Hiring managers are going to have to look for job candidates that meet their facility’s strategy, and that largely depends on where the shortages are. Business Insider recently released its list of health care’s most popular jobs, giving insight on what human resources will have to look out for when looking for people to fill these valuable and demanding positions.

Informatics officers

Because health care record keeping is important to determine if overall care has gotten better, these positions have been popping up more often. Typically informatics officers have a background in statistical data in the health care industry.

“These are the MDs who take the data from patient, physician, and staff surveys and make the quality changes needed for the organization to run smoothly,” Robin Singleton, executive vice president at DHR International, told the source.


Nurses were always valuable, but with more people sitting in the waiting room once ACA rolls out, the demand is higher than ever—growth is projected to reach 26 percent by 2020. DHR’s managing director in Nashville, Tennessee told Business Insider if demand cannot be met, practices will have to consider help from nurses overseas.

Chief medical officers

This position was created by private businesses that want to keep the cost of health care low. Instead of making employees visit their own primary care provider, the chief medical officer would help establish a clinic that meets the health care industry’s compliance and care standards. This also reduces the time employees spend waiting for an appointment because the clinic is available in-house.

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