Thursday, July 14, 2011

How to find a local Health IT Workforce Development Program: Community College Consortia to Educate Health IT Professionals in Health Care

If you're looking for a local community college that is a part of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Health IT Workforce Development Program, start by looking at the Community College Consortia to Educate Health IT Professionals in Health Care Program.

Community College Consortia to Educate Health IT Professionals in Health Care Program

The Community College Consortia Program includes five regional groups – Regions A, B, C, D, and E – of 82 member community colleges representing all 50 states. The member community colleges received funding to rapidly create Health IT academic programs or expand existing health IT training programs that can be completed in six months or less.



The programs are designed for professionals with an IT or health care background and focus on training students for the following professional roles:
  • Practice workflow and information management redesign specialists
  • Clinician/practitioner consultants
  • Implementation support specialists
  • Implementation managers
  • Technical/software support
  • Trainers
You can find a local program by looking at this map and finding a program in your region.

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