Why EMR Positions Are The Hot New Medical Jobs

With the announcement of president Obama’s electronic medical record mandate, which states that all medical records in the United States must be digitzed by the year 2014, technicians and medical records specialists became the hot new sought-after talent in the medical industry. With private practices and large community medical centers alike scrambling to become compliant with the mandate and to take advantage of the many benefits of electronic medical records software, professionals who are prepared to aid in the implementation of these advanced systems stand to be handsomely rewarded in the near future.

Demand for salaried positions that are directly responsible for managing EMR systems and their installation is booming. If you have a background or strong interest in electronics and technology as well as experience or certification working with patients’ medical records, you can start positioning yourself now for a lucrative career in this rapidly advancing field.

These are hot new medical jobs that show no signs of becoming over-saturated anytime soon. The reasons for this are many. For one thing, practices and medical professionals all over the country will be pouring money into electronic medical records as they move themselves into compliance with this mandate. Secondly, general interest in applying cloud-based computing strategies to the medical industry is at an all-time peak.

More software development companies than every before are investing heavily in producing advanced programs that can take, track, archive, look-up, share and secure sensitive personal and medical data. The race to produce the most attractive EMR software for small and medium practices is definitely on. In many cases, you can become certified in the use of a specific program so that you can present your credentials to prospective employers.

Aside from the mandate for compliance with digitizing medical records, medical professionals from chiropractors to dentists have already had a strong impetus to begin implementing EMR systems for the purpose of qualifying for medicaid credits and tax-write offs. These bonuses can be very motivating; some of them allow for up to $44,000 in tax credits or medicaid credits for practitioners who can prove they have made a meaningful implementation of a digital medical records program in their office.

With savvy practitioners encouraged to implement EMR systems into their private practices, there’s nothing but indications that this will result in an equally strong demand for technologically competent employees who can apply their skills to the newest generation of medical record management, billing and insurance claim processing.