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The sucking sounds of jobs going overseas – Obama care side effect

[preamble]Side effect of Obama care – jobs being shipped overseas.  Companies scramble to meet government demands to cut costs, save money and produce. Where do they go? India and abroad because labor is lower cost. Did anyone try to ever deal with India? Bad English, Culturally unaware of us, impossible to understand and a ridiculous time zone difference.
Hence a consequence of Obama care and its reliance on IT is less jobs in the US. Wonderful news.
Perhaps a few pages of mandates should have been added where companies providing IT MUST use American labor and stationed in America – lets be realistic – your private medical record data is now overseas in a 3rd world country.

Should have given tax breaks to companies that followed this policy – would maybe have created jobs – but our president does not know about creating jobs does he……….[backtopost]

Global health IT outsourcing market to reach $50.4 billion by 2018
By Susan D. Hall

The U.S. and Canada lead in the global healthcare IT outsourcing market, with North America accounting for the largest share at 72 percent, according to a new report from RnRMarketResearch.com. The global market is expected to reach $50.4 billion by 2018 from $35 billion in 2013, with health insurance, healthcare systems and the pharmaceutical industry driving growth.

All three rely on outsourcing to reduce operational and maintenance costs, increase access to IT staff and quickly implement new technologies. Lack of in-house IT expertise, increasing need to integrate disparate systems, and growing pressure to meet Meaningful Use criteria and implement ICD-10 are among the factors at play, according to the report.

However, factors such as the fragmented nature of the business, growing concern for data security and cultural and language barriers restrain growth of the market.

IT hiring remains difficult in healthcare. In a recently published HIMSS Analytics survey, hospital respondents said they outsourced at least one IT function rather than hiring in-house. Ninety-three percent said they plan to outsource a function within the next year.

Health information exchanges, too, are relying on outsourcing for positions when they don’t have the required skills in-house, HIMSS and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) reported.

Despite pressure to measure and analyze data for quality reporting, a report published this week found budget woes and a skills gap holding back many healthcare organizations from fully harnessing the potential for analytics.