For the past decade there has been lots of talk about the coming boom in healthcare IT spending, but little to show for it. Now the money is actually starting to flow. As a result, the healthcare industry has developed an insatiable appetite for hard-to-find skilled IT workers.

Sunny Singh, CEO of health IT company Edifecs (an RH client), writes in Xconomy: “Despite the huge demand for our services nationwide, we must compete fiercely with our neighbors to recruit talent to our corporate headquarters in Bellevue. And we are not alone. Hospitals, physician groups, health plans, and technology companies throughout the region are actively seeking IT workers to usher them into a new era of technology-infused healthcare.”

With 50,000 healthcare IT jobs up for grabs by 2014, the region that can attract skilled talent the fastest will enjoy the economic rewards. Read the full article here.