HITECH Workforce Program to Educate Healthcare and IT Professionals
Delgado will not offer additional training sessions through the HITECH federal funding, and Delgado's participation in this program will conclude on March 31, 2012.
Several community colleges in Region D will continue to offer grant-funded online HITECH training after March 31, 2012. Information about these programs is available at http://hitregiond.pittcc.edu
Louisiana applicants who are interested in the program are encouraged to apply to these colleges. Please check the Region D website listed above as information about program offerings will continue to be updated.
Following is a description of the grant funded HITECH program offfered by Region D:
By 2015, everyone will be required to have electronic health records (EHR). The work required to reach this goal is expected to create a demand for more than 50,000 Health Information Technology professionals by 2015. Delgado is part of the nationwide Community College Consortia to Educate HIT professionals, and is an awardee of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Several colleges in the Southeastern United States (Region D) are offering this program. Region D is led by Pitt Community College in North Carolina.
This intensive non-degree education program is designed to provide a pool of qualified workers with both medical and Information Technology knowledge to ensure that electronic health records will provide quality and efficiency benefits, while maintaining privacy and security of medical information. The training options are designed for healthcare and IT professionals to enhance skill sets, not students interested in beginning this career path. Students who receive HITECH funded training at a community college are not eligible to receive training at a university offering the HITECH Program of Assistance for University -Based Training.
The six available certificates are for HIM/HIT, IT and Healthcare professionals. These certificates will help fill positions for the Regional Extension Centers, software vendors, and other healthcare positions as the nation moves forward with the Electronic Health Records conversion. Certificate classes are designed to be taught on-line and completed in approximately six months.
If you are interested in Health Information Technology and would like to obtain an Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology, please visit the Delgado Associate degree Health Information Technology webpage at http://www.dcc.edu/campus/cp/ahealth/health_info/ or contact the Program Director, Jackie Jones, RHIA at email@example.com
Contact Information for the HITECH program:
Delgado Community College
HITECH Workforce Program
500 N. Theard St.
Covington, LA 70433
Enquiries may be made Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM-- 4:30 PM
This grant award is issued under the authority of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, 2009 (P.L. 111-5), Title XIII. The issuing agency is the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. This award is issued as a cooperative agreement, a financial assistance mechanism in which substantial ONC programmatic involvement is anticipated. The award number for the PCC project is 90CC0078.
HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT