Health Information Management

HIM directors' salaries on the rise, but profession isn't exempt from poor economy

HIM Briefings, October 1, 2009

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HIM stimulus funds are also likely to put the profession in the spotlight. “Health information technology [HIT] is a prominent aspect of the ARRA [American Recovery and Reinvestment Act] legislation with $220 million set aside for HIT education to prepare workers for careers in HIT and related areas,” says Peterson.

The survey revealed that 33% of respondents are members of a work group or committee that oversees the meaningful use prerequisite for EHR incentive funds required by ARRA.

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