Community College Consortia

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A Retrospective on the HITECH Workforce Development Program

William Hersh, MD | 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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White House Rural Council’s Health IT Initiative Helps Community Colleges Tailor Programs to Workforce Needs

John White | June 27, 2012

With a major workforce transition underway in many rural hospitals and health clinics, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted a conference call with staff from nearly 80 rural community colleges recently to discuss federal resources available to expand training for health information technology workers.

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How the Region A Community College Consortia Is Training Health IT Professionals

Patricia Dombrowski | June 7, 2012

In late 2009, educators in the 10 northwestern states banded together to answer the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) call for the nation’s community colleges to help train the health IT professionals needed to help providers and hospitals make the transition to adopting and meaningfully using certified electronic health records (EHRs).

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How One Community College Is Providing Health IT Training to the Nation’s Workers

Sunny Ainley | May 25, 2012

When Normandale Community College was first selected by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) as a Community College Consortium Program grantee—one of the nation’s critical hubs for health information technology (health IT) training—we were honored and excited to help develop the workforce of today and of the future that would help providers and hospitals all over the  country make the transition to using electronic health records (EHRs) and health IT to improve the health of patients.

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