"workforce" Posts

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New ONC Grant Funding Opportunities Help Advance Health IT in Communities and Workforce Training

Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo | February 3, 2015

ONC has released a funding opportunity announcement designed to strengthen the health IT workforce and build on work done by the 17 Beacon Communities to innovate health care delivery with the goal of building a learning health system, as outlined in the recently posted Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap. These initiatives are part of the Department of Health and Human Services’ efforts to achieve better care, smarter savings and healthier people.

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Department of Veterans Affairs Leverages ONC Curriculum to Educate Staff and Improve Patient Care

Elizabeth S. Chapman, MS | March 18, 2014

Using online training tools based on the ONC funded health IT workforce curricula, more than 700 Veterans Affairs staff logged thousands of course hours over eight weeks in health informatics training in an effort to improve the way care is delivered to and managed by Veterans.

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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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Health IT Workforce Training Programs: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Chitra Mohla |

If you want to get out of medicine the fullest enjoyment, be students all your lives.
David Riesman (1867- 1940)

Funding for the ONC Health IT Workforce Training Programs, first awarded in March 2010, ended on September 30, 2013. The goal of this program was to train a workforce that would be ready to usher in the digital information age in health care.

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ONC and ORHP: Working to help rural health providers leverage health IT to improve quality and fuel economic development

Leila Samy | November 21, 2013

This is one in a series of blog posts to coincide with National Rural Health Day. To follow the conversation on Twitter, look for #RuralHealth.
Since the summer of 2010, ONC and HRSA’s Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) have teamed up in support of rural health and rural economic development, with a focus on helping rural providers and hospitals leverage technology to optimize their communities’ health systems. Our goal is simple but not easy: improve care quality across the spectrum of care for rural communities.

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