Federal government announces health IT training program

Posted on Tuesday, July 20th 2010 at 11:40 a.m.

Via Computerworld , I read of a plan by the federal government to provide training to prepare 50,000 IT workers for the electronic medical records (EMR) program.

The program is designed to train existing IT workers in the intricacies of health records, rather than train new workers with no IT experience.  The government will provide $144M in grant money to 80 community colleges and universities.  A large portion of the money is expected to be spent on rural hospitals that currently have very little EMR operation. The grant money may be used by some colleges to reduce tuition costs to students.

In New England, the colleges are:

So if a little training and career change is something that appeals to you, get out there and start researching.
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