Updated: Healthcare IT Staffing – How Will We Meet the Need?


This month, we turn our attention to jobs in healthcare IT. Analysts have pointed out that the demand for trained IT workers in the healthcare sector is looking like it will exceed the supply. How will this affect you? Is it an opportunity for you as a skilled professional? A limiting factor on your organization’s ability to comply with regulatory requirements and grow? A safety concern for you as a patient?

“A significant and growing shortage of health information technology workers appears greater than previously estimated, according to a new analysis by PwC's Health Research Institute.” (http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/health-it-worker-shortage-looms).

Several factors are driving the need for healthcare IT workers. These include incentives to adopt and demonstrate “Meaningful Use” of Electronic Medical Records, tightened HIPAA privacy and security requirements, requirements for Health Information Exchanges, the shift from ICD-9 to ICD-10 codes for reporting diagnoses and procedures, and increased use of mobile devices and mobile apps, to name a few. Also see http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/health-it-leaders-face-hiring-woes.

Our panel will discuss this important topic on May 14th. They will provide perspectives on the demand for healthcare IT workers, training in this area, and how they see things shaping up for the future.

Need to hire people? Bring copies of your postings.

Looking for a new position? Bring copies of your resume.

Please register so we know how many will be attending.

6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration / Networking / Refreshments
7:00 - 7:15 p.m. Announcements and Introductions
7:15 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation and Discussion
8:30 - 8:45 p.m. Wrap-up / Networking

$20 at the door for non-SVForum members
No charge for SVForum members



DJ Mauldin, Account Manager, TEKsystems

DJ joined TEKsystems in 2010 as a technical recruiter focusing in Network Infrastructure and Data Warehouse talent management. After eight months of recruiting, he joined TEKsystems Healthcare Services’ sales team and has spent the last year working with healthcare organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. His focus is on consulting with organizations to improve their technology roadmaps and resource plans. An additional focus is helping to identify top HIT talent and supporting organizations to achieve the required criteria and standards for technology adoption and Meaningful Use. DJ is a member of the Northern California HIMSS Board. He is also a member of the Mission College HIT Advisory Board where he works with local healthcare professionals to make improvements to the HIT Program’s curriculum and job training.

DJ earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Organizational Development while playing four years of Varsity Baseball at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Deborah Medeiros, RN, MSN, Senior Director of Clinical Systems & Informatics, El Camino Hospital

Ms. Medeiros has been a healthcare professional and clinical technology leader for 13 years with a unique skill set consisting of extensive integrated clinical and information systems experience. She has been an innovations & technology lead at Kaiser Permanente (South Bay), Carson Tahoe Hospital (Nevada), Seton Family of Hospitals (Texas), and El Camino Hospital (California). Ms. Medeiros currently works at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA. El Camino Hospital has the distinction of having the first inpatient Electronic Medical Record and Clinical Physician Order Entry System implemented in 1971. Ms. Medeiros and her team are responsible for the inpatient clinical computer systems in a highly complex IT environment across a two-campus hospital system.

Mark Carroll, MPH
Assistant Director, Health Informatics Graduate Program
Lecturer, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Division of Pathology Informatics
Public Health Informaticist
Faculty, UC Davis Health Informatics Certificate Program
University of California Davis – School of Medicine
Mark’s career began in the Biotech and Pharmaceutical fields working for some of the largest companies in the sector. After becoming involved with several Pharmaceutical Informatics projects, he became a Public Health Informaticist. Mark has worked on several Informatics grants at both the State and Federal levels. Mark began working at the University of California, Davis for a State grant and has since moved into both a leadership and faculty role within their graduate program in Health Informatics. Mark is on the Board of the Northern California chapter of the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and has been an active member of HIMSS since 2001 nationally and a member of both the Illinois and California affiliates.

Mark earned his B.A. in Health Science Administration from St. Mary’s College of California, his M.P.H in Public Health Informatics from the University of Illinois, Chicago and holds a graduate certificate in Field Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

EVENTS WORTH NOTING (including some with a special discount!):
Friday & Saturday, May 10 & 11, 2013
MedHelp's Healthy Hack Day Hackathon

Interested in hacking for health? Have a talent for designing simple, beautiful apps?

Come hack with us!

MedHelp.org, the largest online health community, will be hosting a health hackathon at MedHelp HQ in downtown San Francisco on May 10 and 11.

Hackers/designers will be asked to build a health app in twenty-four hours to make the world a happier, healthier place to live. We'll be providing free food, beverages, and APIs and tools help build their apps quickly. $1k in cash prizes will be given to the top teams.

A few details are below :

What: MedHelp's Healthy Hack Day Hackathon
When: May 10 6:30pm - May 11 7:00pm
Where: MedHelp HQ, 929 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94109
Why: Cash prizes, free food and beverages and to build awesome apps that keep people healthy.
Price: FREE

Signups here: http://healthyhackday.eventbrite.com/

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Northern California Chapter of HIMSS

California State HIT Day
9:00am-4:30pm + reception
Sacramento Hyatt ♦ Sacramento, CA

The California State Health IT Day will promote the California health IT projects  to state legislators, their staff, federal agency staff and state executives.  Come make your voice heard and:

  • learn about California's current and future health IT initiatives and how HIMSS Advocacy at the State and National level support these initiatives.
  • demonstrate to the California State Legislature, their staff and other officials how California health IT initiatives will assist California's health care providers in their significant use of health information technology.
  • foster candid dialogue between state government officials, their staff, federal agency staff, and other state private and public sector stakeholders in furtherance of the mission of the Chapter as an advocate for health IT issues

Details at http://www.nocalhimss.org/

** Special 25% Discount!! **

Monday and Tuesday, May 20 and 21 in San Francisco
HealthBeat 2013 — is taking a deep look at how technology is transforming health care. Unlike other events, HealthBeat is putting the long-established and respected giants of the health care world (Geisinger Health System, Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, AARP, etc.) on stage with CEOs of the nation's most disruptive health tech companies.

Together, they'll debate how IT can drive out inefficiencies on the hospital, practice, and patient levels. They'll share insights, analyze trends, highlight solutions, and showcase breakthrough products.

The program (http://venturebeat.com/events/healthbeat2013/agenda/) is packed with over 60 industry-leading speakers, high-level chats, breakout sessions, networking initiatives, and a brand new health-tech startup competition.

Register at http://healthbeat2013.eventbrite.com/ with code "Forum" and save 25%!

** Special 10% Discount!! **

Wireless Life Sciences Alliance

Convergence Summit 2013
May 28, 2013:  WLSA Member Meeting & Reception  
May 29-30, 2013:  Convergence Summit Conference Sessions
Omni San Diego Hotel, Level 4
675 L Street
San Diego, 92101

See http://wirelesslifesciences.org/what-we-do/convergence-summit/

Use code CS13WLSAD for 10 percent discount.

WLSA's 2013 Convergence Summit features some of the most influential though leaders in Connected Health.  It has been quoted as a “Must Not Miss Event”!  Join WLSA for quality networking, new ideas, the Qualcomm Life “Connected Health Zone” and much, much more! 

Confirmed speakers include (partial listing):

• Daniel Kraft, MD - Singularity University
• Dean Kamen - DEKA Research and Development Corporation
• Ralph Simon - Mobilium International
• Bakul Patel - Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
• Li Qun Xu, PhD - China Mobile Communications Corporation 
• Harry Greenspun, MD - Deloitte
• Christine Robins - Body Media
• Joseph C. Kvedar, MD - Center for Connected Health
• Yulun Wang, PhD - InTouch Health

To view the full line-up of speakers, view the published agenda here.
[http://wirelesslifesciences.org/what-we-do/convergence-summit/agenda/ ]  

The Convergence Summit will SELL OUT.  We encourage you to register now!

Omni San Diego will book solid near the event due to Padres Baseball season so please BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOMS NOW!
[http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/SanDiego/MeetingFacilities/WLSA8thAnnualConvergenceSummit.aspx ]

Sponsorships and exhibits are still available – email Jack Florio
[mailto:[masked]?subject=Summit%20Sponsorship ] for more information.

Technology Frontiers Collaborative

Regulations and Standards for Medical IT Networks & Connected Med Devices

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Triple Ring Technologies
39655 Eureka Drive
Newark, CA

Triple Ring TechnologiesDiscounted Registration: $80 until May 17th
(after May 17th, email [masked] for discount)

Details and registration at: http://www.meetup.com/Technology-Frontiers-Collaborative/events/118226842/

Increasing numbers of traditional medical devices are being connected to information technology networks at hospitals and other health delivery organizations. At the same time, many home-use and consumer technologies are being deployed for patient care. The resulting wide-ranging and complex networks are covered by a patchwork of regulations. If you are a hospital IT professional or work with medical technologies that are networked or connected to the cloud, this symposium will provide insight on current thinking from the FDA and emerging international standards in this space.



Healthcare It SIG July 9th Meeting - SAVE THE DATE!

Working title: Implications of the New HIPAA Rule for Healthcare Startups and Business Associate Agreements

"The Omnibus rule became effective on March 26, 2013; impacted vendors have six months from that date to become compliant with the new standards. Vendors can also continue to operate under existing agreements – as long as they are HITECH compliant – until March 26, 2014. But itʼs clear that this new ruling will force many vendors to transform both their agreements and their compliance practices. Smart vendors will begin adapting now." -- http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/new-omnibus-rule-how-will-it-impact-healthcare-it-vendors

See the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services press release about the rule at http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2013pres/01/20130117b.html




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  • Jeff P

    Attended the evening session of HIMSS California Day event in Sacramento the second day after the meet-up as mentioned by David and Mark. I liked the way HIMSS had with a lot of time (more than 2 hours after the sessions) for participents to talk to each other.

    May 19, 2013

  • Christine O.

    Good mix of speakers. Loved the different perpsectives.

    May 15, 2013

  • John H.

    very much enjoyed the presentations and also networking with the other attendees.

    May 14, 2013

  • Ron B.

    Good speakers with varied backgrounds.

    May 14, 2013

  • Gilbert Y.

    Arthur Picazo as guest

    May 13, 2013

  • Ron B.

    Currently seeking Director of Customer Support opportunities on he west coast.

    May 6, 2013

  • gary

    seeking tech (ruby, PM, and designer) help interested in using tech to help couples succeed at long lasting happy relationships. We're in mvp with proof of concept

    May 6, 2013

  • Ram M.

    Interested in impact of mHealth apps on the HealthcareIT infrastructure - both technology & people

    May 6, 2013

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