On February 17, 2009, the President signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). This statute includes the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (HITECH Act) that sets forth a plan for advancing the appropriate use of health information technology to improve quality of care for each individual in the United States and establishes a foundation for the electronic exchange and use of health information. The HITECH Act also establishes a number of incentives to eligible professionals and hospitals for the meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs), which in turn will assist in achieving the goal of EHR utilization for all Americans by 2014.
To achieve the vision of a transformed health system through the use of electronic health records, one critical short-term prerequisite is the availability of a skilled workforce that can facilitate the implementation and support of an electronic health care system. Under the HITECH Act, the purpose of the TCC Health IT training (http://www.tcc.edu/healthIT) program is to help develop a skilled workforce that can facilitate the implementation and support of meaningful use of EHR systems among healthcare organizations and healthcare professionals.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grant will continue to offer free of cost the below training until September 30, 2013. So, time is running out to take advantage of this grant program for Health IT training.
The training is an Intensive Professional Development program. Classes are held on the Virginia Beach Campus.
The Health IT Specialist class is now full. At this time there will not be any additional courses offered.
Classes begin Monday, August 5, 2013 and will be held weekly in the Regional Health Professions Center, Room MN206 from 6-10pm. Application, resume and cover letter must be received at the below email no later than July 31, 2013.