In a recent HDM blog, "Get a Job," Rob Tholemeier generated considerable feedback when he argued that health care vendors and organizations complain of a health I.T. talent shortage but often don't pick the right candidates.

"The best I.T. people tend to not be credentialed," he wrote." If they have degrees, they're typically in music or the visual arts--lines of study that require being aware of the rhythm of things and non-verbal communications. Computer science degrees are particularly bad fits for I.T. careers--CS degrees should remain in academia. Software engineers work for the I.T. vendors.

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