Health IT Workforce Training Program
The federal government is requiring all health care providers to have electronic health records (EHR) by 2015. The work required to reach this goal is expected to create a high demand of qualified Health IT (HIT) professionals.
Health information technology allows comprehensive management of medical information and its secure exchange between health care consumers and providers. Broad use of HIT has the potential to improve health care quality, prevent medical errors, increase the efficiency of care provision and reduce unnecessary health care costs, increase administrative efficiencies, decrease paperwork, expand access to affordable care and improve the overall health of the population.
TCC is the only college in the state awarded the federal grant to offer this Health Information Technology certificate program designed to provide a pool of qualified workers with both medical and information technology (IT) knowledge to ensure the adoption and implementation of electronic health records.
Full-time students can complete this intensive, non-degree program within six months. TCC offers training for the following workforce roles/positions:
- Practice Workflow and Information Management Redesign Specialist
- Clinician/Practitioner Consultant
- Implementation Manager
Implementation specialist and technical/software support staff roles have been delineated and interested parties can contact the TCC Allied Health Division office at 918.595.7002 for additional information where training is available.
Questions about the the TCC HIT programs can be directed to Program Director, Sandy Smith.