Health Information Technology Workforce Development Program
For Immediate Release
May 30, 2012
Government Health Information Technology Training Program Set to Expire.
The government sponsored electronic health record specialist training funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology will be expiring soon. Only a few months remain to take students into this program. Up to 50,000 vacancies are projected nationwide as a result of the federal mandate for all hospitals and healthcare providers to switch to electronic health records by 2014.
This will make Electronic Health Record Specialist one of a fastest growing and most dynamic career tracks in healthcare. The trend is expected to continue long into the future.
Thad Sparkman, the Director of Health Information Technology at Catawba Valley Community College says this an unprecedented opportunity in times when many other industries and career tracks are experiencing serious uncertainties.
The training is intense, but can be completed in six month. It is offered in on-line format. available at students convenience 24 hours a day 7 days a week, anywhere high speed internet is available. It is intended to train individuals to take on a significant role in implementation and / or operating electronic health record systems.
Catawba Valley Community College is a member of the Community College Consortia to Train Health Information Technology Professionals. Its service area includes the 37 counties in Western and Northwestern NC.
For more information see www.cvcc.edu/hitwd or call 828-327-7000 x 4701