Online Course: Health Information Technology Foundations for Rural Health Clinics & Community Health Centers

This 8-week, 40-hour Health IT training program is designed for clinical and non-clinical staff in varied roles at rural health clinics and community health centers. The training focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to advance health IT initiatives and meet Meaningful Use criteria. Though originally designed as online, cohort-based (a group that begins and completes training together), and instructor-led, the program can be adapted for any instructional format. This program was developed with instructional resources from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. This project was funded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ARRA Grant # 90CC07701 This material is freely available for use by others as stipulated under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.


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Practice Role
Care Coordinators
Health Care Mgmt - Practice Mgrs Admin
Health Info Mgmt Medical Records RHIA
IT Professionals
PSR, Schedulers, Front Desk, Med Secretaries
Providers & Professionals
Setting/Practice Type
Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Hospital
Public Health Clinic
Public Hospitals
Resource Topics
Staff Development

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