The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) created the Community College Consortia to Educate Health IT Professionals in Health Care Program to increase the workforce of skilled health IT specialists that can help transition health care providers to electronic health records (EHRs). The Community College Consortia Program includes 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. This data provides key performance indicators by U.S. state. The data is provided beginning in September, 2010 and through September, 2013: the duration of the program. This data is an artifact of ONC's performance measurement for the Recovery and HITECH acts.
*This data is API accessible. See /api for documentation and guidance on how to use the API.
|Data Field||Data Description||Additional Information|
|region||Region // The region name for the data. This includes all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and its territories.|
|region_code||Region Code // The abbreviation code for the region name. This includes all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and its territories.|
|period||Time Period // Time period for the data. The first four digits correspond to the year of the data, and any other digits refer to the month of the data, beginning with "01"/January and ending with "12"/December.|
|students_trained_period||Community College Students Trained // The number of students who completed training during the time period.||The number of students since the end of the previous quarter that completed training.|
|students_trained_cumul||Cumulative Community College Students Trained // The cumulative number of students who completed training during current and prior program periods.||The rolling number of students who completed training in the state.|
|students_trained_target||Community College Students Trained Target // The program target for number of students trained.||Only a NATIONAL target was forecasted. No STATE targets were planned. States will, therefore, have no target. Parse the data by the "National" data to track the program's progress to its goal over the duration of the program.|
|students_enroll||Community Colleged Students Enrolled // The number of students who enrolled in program during time period.||The number of students since the end of the previous quarter that enrolled in a training program.|
|students_enroll_trained||Enrolled Community College Students who Completed Training // The number of students who enrolled in the program during time period, and then completed training by September 2013.||This metric allows tracking the proportion of registered students who completed training.|
This data set collects several key performance indicators (KPI), including student matriculation and training data, that track the performance of the program to train students in health IT specialties. The data is provided as a quarterly time series by state from September 2010 through September 2013, the duration of the program.