Healthcare IT Consultant Demand Fails to Recover in Q4 2015

Posted by Joann Hoxha on Nov 20, 2015 7:30:00 AM

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The Oxford Index for Healthcare IT increased from last quarter, from 94 to 98 in Q4 2015, but still remains below 100, indicating a decrease in demand for healthcare IT consultants.

Results of our study for Q4 2015 are based on 43 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 Q4 2015:

  • 21 percent of respondents expect an increase in their use of healthcare IT consultants while 23 percent anticipate a decrease.
  • 42 percent anticipate no change in their use of healthcare IT consultants, while the remaining 14 percent are unsure
  • Epic is the only EMR vendor that is expected to have a boost in demand in Q4 2015, with an index of 117.
  • Demand for McKesson consultants is anticipated to be flat. 

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Demand appears to increase based on hospital bed capacity, where hospitals with 2,000 beds or more reflect a strong boost in demand, while demand for hospitals with 1-499 beds is anticipated to be flat.

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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