Healthcare IT Consultant Demand Dips in Q1 2015

Posted by Joann Hoxha on Jan 23, 2015 7:30:00 AM

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The Oxford Index is a quarterly survey of projected demand for healthcare IT consultants conducted by Oxford Global Resources.

Results of our study for Q1 2015 are based on 48 healthcare IT managers’ responses from across North America.

Oxford Index values above 100 suggest an increase in demand for consultants, and values below 100 suggest a decrease in demand.

For Q1 2015:

  • 21 percent of respondents expect an increase in their use of healthcare IT consultants while 27 percent anticipate a decrease. 
  • 38 percent anticipate no change in their use of healthcare IT consultants, while the remaining 15 percent are unsure.
  • The resulting Oxford Index for healthcare IT consultants decreased to 93.8, reflecting a decrease in demand for healthcare IT consultants in Q1 2015.  

The greatest expected decrease in demand in Q1 2015 is for Meditech consultants, currently at a 2-year low of 67, followed by Epic consultants (96), and flat demand for Cerner consultants (100), as shown in the graph below.

EMR_Vendor_Graph_Q1_2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) that reflected the strongest anticipated demand for healthcare IT consultants in Q1 2015 was in Phoenix (200), followed by flat demand for consultants in Dallas/Ft. Worth and Hartford (100, respectively), and decreased demand for consultants in Denver (25).

By bed size, hospitals with 2,000 to 4,999 beds anticipate the greatest increase in demand, followed by hospitals with 200 to 499 beds. 

Bed_Size_Graph_Q1_2015

For a full report of the latest hiring trends for healthcare IT consultants, download a copy of the Oxford Index for Healthcare IT today. 

 

 The Oxford Index for Healthcare IT Consultants

 

Topics: Oxford Index, Healthcare IT