Data Scientists in High Demand for Healthcare Providers, Payers

Healthcare providers and payers are competing furiously with health IT vendors to secure experienced data scientists and machine learning experts in a highly competitive job market, says a study published this month in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA).

Health systems, insurance companies, and vendors are all angling for data scientists with knowledge of common programming languages and machine learning development, the examination of the job market revealed. Organizations of all types are eager to leverage their big data assets more effectively, says study author Melanie Meyer, a health informatics expert from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and they need to secure talented staff in order to meet their analytics goals.

Author: Jennifer Bresnick

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