As more and more providers in the health care community make the transition to electronic health records (EHRs), the demand for trained Health IT professionals will dramatically increase. Community colleges and other educational institutions have begun to offer Health IT certificate programs designed to train their students to meet this new demand in the health care industry. PA REACH is here to help our providers connect to these trained Health IT professionals to meet their ongoing IT needs.
Community College of Allegheny County
Health Information Technology Certificate Program
The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Health Information Technology (Health IT) Certificate Program is a 6 month program offered in an effort to meet nationwide goals to make patient data accessible through Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems. The program is designed to enhance existing education within the IT or health care fields. Additional information and the enrollment application are available on the CCAC Web site. The Health IT Certificate Program can be completed entirely online through tailored Health IT topics such as:
The online format provides Health IT knowledge and skill set enhancement without adversely impacting work schedules. Program instructors, many with 20 or more years of Health IT experience, offer real world perspective and understanding. Also, the program prepares students for HITPRO, the national Health IT certification exam, administered by PearsonVue.
You can view additional information about this Federal program at www.healthit.hhs.gov. Search for HITECH Programs, then search for Community College Consortia. For Health IT Certificate Program registration instructions visit CCAC and complete the Health IT application.
Are You In Search of . . .
Experienced employees cross trained in IT and health care?
Federally funded training to prepare your staff for the EHR?
Free advertising of EHR and Health IT positions?
Download this flyer to learn more.
Health IT Workforce Training - flyer.pdf