The pool of capable IT workers is rapidly draining as providers, insurers, pharmaceutical companies and other health-related organizations compete for the same brain power, according to a new study by PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute. The study, "Solving the Talent Equation for Health IT" found that 67 percent of providers were experiencing IT staffing shortages. Those findings mirror results from HIMSS' most recent leadership survey, which found that 21 percent of respondents ranked a lack of staffing resources as their top barrier to implementing IT systems. Limited financial resources came in second at 15 percent.