Electronic Health Records (EHR) Workforce Training Program
Estimates based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Education, and independent studies indicate a shortfall over the next five years of approximately 50,000 qualified health IT workers required to meet the needs of hospitals and physicians as they move to adopt electronic health care systems.
Become a qualified worker for the federal mandate to implement a national Electronic Health Records system.
- Train in six months or less
- Online classes with flexible schedule
- Advanced placement with qualified work experience
- Tuition refunded after successful completion of program ($100 tuition, $50) registration fee
EHR Technical/Software Support
- Maintain systems in clinical and public health settings
- Diagnose IT problems and implement solutions
- Support systems security and standards
- Provide one-on-one help-desk support
- Be able to use a range of health IT applications
- Communicate both health and IT concepts
- Assess training needs and competencies of learners
- Design lesson plans
Practice Workflow & Information Management Redesign Specialist
- Conduct user requirements analysis to facilitate workflow design
- Integrate information technology functions into workflow
- Document health information exchange needs
- Design processes and information flows that accommodate quality improvement and reporting
- Work with provider personnel to implement revised workflows
- Evaluate process workflows to validate or improve practice’s system
Section 3016 of the HITECH Act authorizes the creation of a program to assist in the establishment and/or expansion of education programs designed to train a highly skilled workforce of health information technology (health IT) professionals to effectively put in place and enable the use of secure, interoperable electronic health record systems.
As part of the HITECH Act, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) established the Community College Consortia to Educate Health Information Professionals to help address the growing demand for highly skilled health IT specialists.
An increased workforce of skilled health IT specialists will be important in supporting providers as they transition to electronic health records.
Hinds Community College is part of the Community College Consortia to Educate Health Information Professionals. Each community college in this consortium has created training programs designed to be completed in six months or less for trainees who already have either Information Technology (IT) or medical backgrounds or experience. Hinds Community College is offering this education on-line.
The curriculum for this training was developed through federal funding by five of the foremost academic centers in the country, including Oregon Health & Science University, Duke University, Columbia University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Johns Hopkins University.
Key Points of this Training:
Health Information Technology professionals, among other capabilities, support the implementation and maintenance of electronic health records that make information exchanges possible between health care providers and public health authorities and thereby improve the quality and efficiency of medical care.
This on-line training will be flexibly implemented to provide each trainee with skills and competencies that he/she does not already possess. The program is designed for:
- individuals who have already acquired Information Technology education and/or experience who need further education in the clinical/medical or Information Technology knowledge, skills, and aptitudes necessary to implement an electronic health record system.
- individuals who have already acquired clinically-related education and/or experience who need further education in the clinical/medical or Information Technology knowledge, skills, and aptitudes necessary to implement an electronic health record system.
Hinds Community College is offering training in the following health/IT priority workforce roles:
For more information regarding enrollment in this six-month online training, contact Penny Carter.
Print the application, complete it, and e-mail it to Penny.Carter@hindscc.edu, or mail it, along with all supporting documentation, to the following address:
Office of AdmissionsNursing/Allied Health Center1750 Chadwick Dr.Jackson, MS 39204-3490