Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) Workforce Study: Final Report. C. Final Workforce Results


Assuming a 5-year time frame for NHIN implementation, results indicated that 7,579 (+/- 3,736) specialists are needed for installation of EHRs for the approximately 400,000 practicing physicians who do not have them already. For the hospitals needing EHRs (4,000), 28,620 specialists are needed. Finally, 416 people are needed to build the HII systems in communities to interconnect all these EHR systems. It is notable that there is no available data about the current number of specialists working in the three areas, so it is not clear if these estimates indicate a shortage of personnel.

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