Bisk Education Partners with USF Health to Conduct Health IT Survey, Research to Assist Professionals Considering Career in this Field
TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bisk Education, Inc., a worldwide leader in online education, today released a groundbreaking survey about health IT professionals—an evolving field that links information technology, communications and healthcare to improve the quality and safety of patient care—addressing new data correlating education and experience with salary and job satisfaction in the field.
Bisk Education and USF Health Morsani College of Medicine at University of South Florida partnered for the first of its kind survey, which provides crucial new information on subjects such as:
- Growth in health IT
- The relationship between education and salary
- How credentials can boost salaries
- Job stability
The survey was conducted in collaboration with HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society), a global organization dedicated to better healthcare through information technology.
"We are excited and honored to collaborate with USF Health and HIMSS on this very important health IT survey," said Mike Bisk, president at Bisk Education. "This new data proves the value that continued education has on a health IT professional's career. We look forward to continued growth of this profession."
The survey is vital for both health IT professionals and those considering a career in the field. The profession is so new that reliable statistics are few and far between. The survey, which will be conducted annually, aims to become the known source of information on the field.
"This research will be a great reference for future professionals looking to get into the field," said Dr. Charles (Charly) J. Lockwood, senior vice president of USF Health, Dean of USF Health Morsani College of Medicine.
The survey comprises of information from 404 respondents with 51 data points from 7 countries and 42 U.S. states.
Other categories covered by the survey include years of experience, job opportunities and overall job satisfaction.
The survey's results were compiled and analyzed by Dr. Joseph Verducci, Emeritus, Statistics, The Ohio State University. To view the survey, please click here.
Concluded HIMSS about the survey: "This survey is a valuable product that shows how people in this field are enjoying what they do and are proud of making a big difference in healthcare."
About Bisk Education, Inc.
Founded in 1971, Bisk Education is one of the largest and most respected facilitators of online education. The company's innovative, student-focused technology and support services power the delivery of degree and professional certificate programs from the nation's leading traditional and accredited universities. Bisk is committed to transforming lives by supporting the lifelong learning goals of adult learners. For more information, go to www.Bisk.com.
About USF Health
USF Health's mission is to envision and implement the future of health. It is the partnership of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine; the College of Nursing; the College of Public Health; the College of Pharmacy; the School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences; and the USF Physician's Group. The University of South Florida is a global research university ranked 50th in the nation by the National Science Foundation for both federal and total research expenditures among all U.S. universities.
HIMSS is a global cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through IT. HIMSS is a part of HIMSS WorldWide, an enterprise producing health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS WorldWide encompasses more than 52,000 individuals who share this cause, more than two-thirds of whom work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations, plus more than 600 corporations and 250 not-for-profit partner organizations. HIMSS WorldWide, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia.
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