Posted February 06, 2018 08:51:53In this Feb. 6, 2018, file photo, a patient’s blood test is placed on a computer monitor at the medical center in Louisville, Ky.
Health systems are increasingly relying on artificial intelligence to diagnose and manage patients.
(Photo: Jeff Roberson/AP)More than 60% of all healthcare workers in the U.S. are now in computer systems, according to a new study by the healthcare information tech company InVision.
In a new report released Friday, the research company found that, over the past five years, computer systems accounted for 70% of the workforce in the healthcare sector.
That’s up from only 18% in 2014, and from 6% in 2006.
According to the report, there are nearly 200 million workers in healthcare in the United States.
And, of those, about 80% are in the information technology sector, which includes health care information technology systems (HITES).
Health IT systems have been used by healthcare providers to diagnose, manage, and provide quality care to patients, as well as provide information on the patients’ health status, including vital signs and symptoms, to patients.
The systems provide information for more than a million healthcare professionals and employees, including physicians, nurses, doctors assistants, pharmacy technicians, technicians, dentists, optometrists, pharmacists, pharmacology technicians, lab technicians, pharmacy managers, pharmacy clerks, pharmacy salespeople, and pharmacists.