Tim Tolan, CEO of Sanford Rose Associates® – The Tolan Group, Authored “Information Security Professionals in Hot Demand” in Healthcare Informatics

Tim Tolan is currently the CEO and Senior Partner of Sanford Rose Associates® – The Tolan Group, an executive search firm located in Tampa, Florida that specializes in hospitals, healthcare IT, healthcare services, health plans/payers and the software and services vendors that support the healthcare continuum. The following is his article published in Healthcare Informatics.

Dallas, TX | 7/25/2016

I have been writing about the shortage of healthcare IT (HCIT) workers for a number of years, and it’s finally more than a prediction—it’s a reality. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, working in HCIT is the place to be. HCIT as a sector is forecasted to grow at a staggering 15 percent, to 37 percent by 2020, which is significant.

When the markets crashed in 2008, the number of Americans predicted to retire slowed down significantly as much of their retirement savings took a nosedive, and their grand plans to retire were put on a shelf. Well that’s changed. The oldest boomers—all 2.5 million of them—turn 70 years old this year. While many are still working because they have to, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) predicts that only 25 percent of older boomers will still be working by 2022. Do the math.

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