Online Training: Health IT Foundations for Physician Practices

This health information technology training program was designed for physician practices to help equip them to meet Meaningful Use (MU) criteria and to increase staff capacity for the design, configuration, use, and maintenance of EMR systems. The content is derived primarily from the national Health IT curriculum developed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). This 40-hour, 8-week course covers varied health IT-related topics such as clinical decision support, workflow analysis and redesign, change management, teamwork, and project management. Educators and physician practices are free to use these materials to train staff in their regions/organizations. 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.


The material in these guides and tools was developed from the experiences of Regional Extension Center staff in the performance of technical support and EHR implementation assistance to primary care providers. The information contained in this guide is not intended to serve as legal advice nor should it substitute for legal counsel. The guide is not exhaustive, and readers are encouraged to seek additional detailed technical guidance to supplement the information contained herein.

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Practice Role
Health Info Mgmt Medical Records RHIA
IT Professionals
PSR, Schedulers, Front Desk, Med Secretaries
Providers & Professionals
Resource Topics
Staff Development

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