Health Imaging and IT have published the results of their Health Informatics salary survey:
CMIO/CMO salary- $230-250K
CIO salary – $130-150K
VP/Director/Manager, Information Systems salary – $110-120K
Director/Manager, Radiology Informatics salary – $85-100K
Director/Manager, Cardiology Informatics salary – $80-95K
Director/Manager, Medical Informatics salary – $70-85K
PACS Administrator salary – $70-80K
Systems Administrator, Project Manager, Programmer/Analyst salary – $60-65K, $70-75K (Tie)
Lots of other information from the salary survey – read it on the Health Imaging and IT website.
An indication that Health Informatics is really taking off as a profession and research area:
BALTIMORE – The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine will offer a new degree program in informatics this September.
The one-year Master’s degree program is designed to prepare graduates for informatics leadership positions in clinical, public health and scientific settings.
The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) approved the new program in June.
According to program literature, graduates “should be capable of developing or leading innovative applications of information technology and information systems that address biological, clinical or public health priorities, studying how information is organized and used and evaluating this work to contribute to the scientific field.” Program requirements include core, selective and elective coursework, grand rounds and a capstone project.
Source: Healthcare IT News
Gwen Darling has set up a great new resource for Health IT professionals called Healthcare IT Central. The site is an expansion of her Healthcare IT Jobs website and in addition to the Job Board, it also features content, news, and a blog roll.
Newt Gingrich talks about the “Paper Kills” book edited by David Merritt:
Peter Murray has put together an excellent new online news and information service for the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA).
You can subscribe to the site by RSS or Email to keep to do date with IMIA activities and Health Informatics generally:
Click here to visit the site: IMIA News
The Health Informatics Research & Evaluation Unit (HIREU) located within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney, was established in 2006 with a mission to provide an evidence-base regarding the effective use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the health sector. Such research requires a multi-method, multi-disciplinary approach which spans quantitative measurement of changes in health outcomes associated with ICT use, to understanding organisational cultural and work practice changes. Research methods applied are diverse with direct and video observational studies, social network analyses, measurement of error rates, work and communication patterns, and organisational cost and performance indicators.
The HIREU currently has opportunities available for suitably qualified and experienced researchers in health informatics. Please follow the link below for further information.
Senior Research Fellow and Research Fellow HIREU
Neil Versel reports on a new magazine to be launched shortly called ‘CMIO’. The digital version will be available from 2 April. You can read more about it here.