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Employees constantly need to adapt to rapidly changing technology, including medical devices and electronic medical records. For this reason, the need for IT skills has increased. Technology is also changing the delivery of care, and many employers predict a movement to telemedicine and electronic visits, also known as e-visits.

Employer Quote Region
"We are getting some of the older workers, but our technology is advancing. So, they don't just need just the clinical training, they need the technology training, too." Central
"Some of it's the computer. Some of it's just the equipment that they are using now that maybe they weren't using before." Central
"Telemedicine, e-visits, all of that is what we will be seeing more of in the future, I think." Central
"There's a rapid rate of change in our organization, and I'm assuming that's happening in other health care organizations as well. And for people to be able to adapt to that change is not a bad thing. Change is a good thing. And, so, it's somewhat of a mindset. I think that as people have been on, let's say, electronic health records longer, they can and do learn. And it's not the new students that have trouble with technology, it's the existing employees because the new physicians, the new nurses, they are like: click, click, click. All good to go." Central
"You see a lot of the technology coming in, and you see the need to learn new systems." Central
"In the metro areas it's really the thing that's happening—even in St. Cloud—the doctors are doing things by email from what I'm hearing. But, in our area, we can't even get an email address for our doctors. So, there's a lot of training on the physician-level that needs to happen before any of that is going to happen. And they're the same way I was—I'm at that age where I didn't grow up with computers. I didn't learn about them until I had to. And I didn't want to, and I bucked it. That's exactly what we are seeing with the physicians, the attitude of, 'Nope, I don't want to do that. I don't know how to do it, and I don't need to learn it.' So, it's going to depend somewhat on the setting, on the location, and on the readiness of other professionals in that setting to accommodate." Central
"Just like the workers have to adjust to the ever-changing environment, I would guess that people who graduated from nursing school with their degree even eight years ago, it's radically different—or from lab or whatever it is. Everything becomes old school in a matter of months." Metro
"I think part of the challenge is that—with things changing so fast and technology changing so fast—you could create a program today that could be stale in a year. So, this is a fundamental challenge. The whole thing in health care is how fast things are changing, and what we're asking health care workers to do in regard to the changing environment around them." Metro
"Yeah, five to eight years from now—I mean, right now, we've got about 2,000 lab tests. And the physician providers probably know about 100 of those really well. And now we're moving closer to 5,000 different lab tests out there with all the different types of genetic testing and molecular testing. So, the laboratory will take more of a collaborative role with the care team to determine what the appropriate lab test is for the diagnostic situation. It's really going to move in that direction just because of all of the advances in laboratory testing.

Question: You're going from 2,000 to 5,000 different lab tests?

Employer: It's reported that we have as many as 5,000 out there right now. And in this day, with the internet, patients are going online and looking up lab tests and saying, 'I want this one.'"
"Another industry trend, some clinics are still paper-based, but there's a push towards electronic medical records. And now, there's even a push that wherever you go, no matter which institution, wherever you receive care as a patient, that your medical record follows you, so that we can have easy exchange of this health information." Metro
"Another thing is the new technologies that are coming down the road. We're sitting here talking about electronic medical records, but ten years from now that's going to look like we were on tricycles or something. There will be the use of telemedicine and the use of—I don't know—maybe robots and the use of Smartphones to treat people. I mean, who knows what's going to happen? So, it's keeping pace with that kind of progressive and innovative technology. And keeping up with that curve and those developments—it would be a lovely thing if it could be built into the curriculum." Northeast
"The technology has really gone crazy as far as the equipment that nursing is using now. And people are living longer, and they're more critical, and the technology—what's out there—you need experience in using it." Northeast
"Employer 1: We need to be open and ready and willing for those technological changes because it may be that people will eventually be using their phones to take pictures of their arm and then showing those photos to their doctor via their television.

Employer 2: They're already doing that."
"When we look at the official trends of health care, as we integrate more technology into the health care system it kind of sets the stage." Southeast
"But training doesn't stop at an orientation when you're hired, it's ongoing because we do upgrades and changes all the time. And we get new pieces of equipment. So, that's always an ongoing thing—with the technology part of it." Southeast