Electronic medical records, compliance, and other initiatives are driving demand for health IT pros. But according to InformationWeek's 2012 Salary Survey, their compensation still trails that of IT professionals across all industries.
Electronic heath records still lack the tools necessary to carry out population health management, including the ability to generate work lists, says Health IT guru Shahid Shah. Some of those missing tools might be required in stage 3 of Meaningful Use.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's new registry of registries would provide access to data from observational trials, quality improvement programs, and perhaps accountable care organizations.
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