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Facts about Careers in Health Management Systems

Fact: By 2014, all hospitals are mandated to use electronic health records. This will create new HMS jobs in hospitals and vendor organizations.

Fact: Health care is one of the fastest growing markets in the computer field according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Fact: Computer management of medical records is one of the hottest fields for employment in the 21st century. There will be two jobs for every qualified person in this field.

Fact: CSpan recently had a feature on the shortage of Registered Health Information Administrators.

Fact:  The American Health Information Management Association has introduced certifications in specialty coding and data analysis; two areas with many job opportunities.

Fact: The need for people knowledgeable with medical information and computers is expected to outstrip supply by 54% during the early 2000's, according to American Health Information Management Association.

Consider a degree in Health Management Systems.