Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) Workforce Study: Final Report. Table V. Workforce Estimation Tool

09/19/2007

NHIN Workforce Assessment Tool, 9/24/07, final version

FIXED ASSUMPTIONS:

  • 250 Business Days/Year
  • 12 Months/Year

VARIABLE ASSUMPTIONS:

  • 5 Yrs to Implement NHIN
  • 400,000 physicians
  • 4,000 hospitals
  • 300 communities
Level Descriptor Minimum Average Maximum
PHYSICIAN OFFICE EHRs FTE days per physician 12.00812 23.68577 35.36343
  FTE years per physician 0.04803 0.09474 0.14145
  TOTAL FTEs NEEDED 3,843 7,579 11,316
HOSPITAL EHRs Avg Implementation Time NA 17.3 NA
  N Implementation Cycles NA 3 NA
  FTE Years per hospital NA 21.46 NA
  TOTAL FTEs NEEDED NA 28,620 NA
COMMUNITY HEALTH NETWORKS Avg Implementation Time NA 15 NA
  N Implementation Cycles NA 4 NA
  FTE Years per community NA 5.55 NA
  TOTAL FTEs NEEDED NA 416 NA

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