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A Retrospective on the HITECH Workforce Development Program

William Hersh | March 10, 2014

For those of us involved in educating the workforce of health information technology (HIT) professionals and leaders, the past few years have been quite a journey. While funding for the HITECH Workforce Development Program has ended, the longer-term goal of creating the experts who develop, implement, and evaluate health IT across the health care system goes on.

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Helping Students Launch Health Information Technology Careers: A Look at the Oregon Health & Science University-Based Training Program

William Hersh | December 15, 2011

I was amazed at the enthusiasm and interest the instructors and staff all showed. Everyone genuinely wants to make a difference in the lives of patients by providing clinicians with better tools. —Lorraine Bessmer, Applications Systems Analyst, Legacy Health Systems, Portland, Oregon
The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) health information technology (health IT) training program is among the nation’s oldest. One of nine institutions funded through the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) Program of Assistance for University-Based Training (UBT),

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