Consumer technology is unarguably advancing faster than any other application of modern technology. Although humanity’s collective health, life expectancy, and ability to ward off ailments and diseases is certainly more important than the market of smartphones, tablets, social media platforms, and tablets – a market that appeals to the wants of individuals, rather than the needs of humanity and its future generations.
Fortunately, the fields of healthcare and information technology – combined known as healthcare IT – are attractive to people seeking solid career paths. Thanks to the talent drawn to the field’s consistently-high pay, healthcare IT is steadily increasing the complexity and usefulness of technology regularly used across healthcare.
Drew Madden is a well-seasoned, career-long member of the healthcare information technology field. He currently works for Evergreen Healthcare Partners, a consulting firm that provides hospitals, private practices, regional networks of various healthcare facilities, and even nationwide nexuses of the United States’ hottest hospitals networks with everything these clients need to know about the construction, implementation, use, and maintenance of their respective information technology systems.
Evergreen Healthcare Partners both advises and implements the systems they develop, rather than simply providing ideas to clients and leaving them to kick such infrastructure into action.
Organizations like Evergreen Healthcare Partners – companies involved in the juxtaposition of healthcare and IT are also called healthtech organizations – are built out of frustration that the industry simply doesn’t already have in place.
Here’s a big reason why people with careers in technology don’t come running to healthcare
While nurses and nurses’ aides don’t have to attend school for too long – CNAs don’t have to attend school for their jobs, LPNs typically don’t have to go longer than one-and-a-half years, and registered nurses typically earn a bachelor’s degree to practice – physicians, physicians’ assistants, and nurse practitioners do; this is why many people in the tech industry don’t hop over to healthcare – it’s too intimidating and they feel like they wouldn’t understand the business for years.