Chitra Mohla

Portrait of Chitra Mohla

Chitra Mohla is currently the Director of the Community College Workforce Program in the Office of Provider Adoption Support (OPAS), in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Ms. Mohla is responsible for administering the Workforce Community College cooperative agreement programs. These programs are designed to create or expand existing health information technology programs at community colleges. Professionals trained through these programs will provide key support to HITECH Act directives such as the Regional Extension Centers, the Health Information Technology Research Center, and the State Health Information Exchange Program.

At ONC, Ms. Mohla was also the lead for the Consumer Empowerment Workgroup, which involved coordinating the development of strategies and recommendations regarding personal health information management tools and their effect on health information technology.

While working at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health she managed a Biomedical Computing contract for the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics. She also coordinated the design and development of an intranet and internet website for the division.

Prior to that, Ms. Mohla worked at the Children’s National Medical Center as the Supervisor/Team Leader of the Clinical Virology Laboratory. During her tenure at Children’s she was involved in the implementation of the Sunquest Laboratory Information System, including the implementation and installation of “Dr.Chart” an electronic data transfer system for hospital laboratory outreach programs. She also developed and evaluated new procedures and equipment for use in the clinical laboratory; the findings were published in peer reviewed journals and presented at scientific meetings.

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Health IT Workforce Development Program Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary

Chitra Mohla | April 26, 2012

March 2012 marked the two-year anniversary of the Community College Consortia Program, which is part of ONC’s Health IT Workforce Development Program. The Consortia Program is enabling community colleges across the country to train a skilled workforce of health IT professionals. To date, an impressive 12,000 students have completed health IT training at 82 community colleges funded by the Consortia Program.

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