Technical Background Provides Easier Transition into HIT

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Speaker: Carter Groome, CEO of First Choice Professionals

Summary: Having a technical background or understanding provides an easier transition into HIT rather than a clinical background.


This is more of an informatics-type crowd, and then maybe even clinically focused, but there’s a whole segment of what we do, the technical segment. When you talk about engineers, you talk about architects, you talk about people that understand data, that crosses over from other industries into healthcare. If you’ve been working in financial institutions or manufacturing, and you understand the service-oriented, architecture or integration and things like that, that crosses over a lot better than a clinically-related subject matter expert position or something like that.