Health IT Workforce Training Program Now Available

Start a new career in just six months!

Over the next few years, all healthcare providers will be required to convert to electronic medical records for their patients. Those with experience in health care and/or information technology, may qualify for one of the many jobs this conversion will create.

To meet the need for trained specialists, Santa Fe College has launched an intensive non-degree Health IT Workforce Training program.

The upcoming application deadline for the next cohort is Nov. 1; classes will start Nov. 15. All classes are delivered online.

The SF program is designed to be completed in six months of intense training for individuals with appropriate backgrounds in health care or IT. You may focus on one of the following opportunities:

  • Implementation Manager
  • Implementation Support Specialist
  • Practice Workflow and Information
  • Management Redesign Specialist
  • Technical/Software Support Staff
  • Trainer

Implementation Manager, Support Specialist and Workflow Redesign Specialist

Jobs such as these are mobile positions. If you work in these capacities, you will support implementation of the conversion process for a period of time, and when your work is done, will move on to new locations. Specialists in these roles might be employed by regional extension centers, providers, vendors, or state/local public health agencies, and would work in teams.

Technical/Software Support Staff

These are permanent roles and are needed for ongoing support of health IT that has been deployed in office practices, hospitals, health centers, long-term care facilities, health information exchange organizations, and state/local public health agencies.

Trainer

This is a permanent role, needed for ongoing support of health IT that has been deployed in office practices, hospitals, health centers, long-term care facilities, health information exchange organizations, and state/local public health agencies.

More information

For more information on opportunities in Health Information Technology, please call Advising Specialist Ann Tison at 352-381-3729. Or you may visit our website: www.sfcollege.edu/hit.

 

Read more about the general program in this press release.

Funding for this project was made possible through the Office of the National Coordinator, Department of Health and Human Services, award number 90CC0078/01 under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Public law 11-5: Information Technology Professionals and Health Care: Community College Consortia to Educate Information Technology Professionals in Health Care.

CONTACT:

  • Tracy Jones, HIT grant coordinator, 352-381-3730 or tracy.l.jones@sfcollege.edu
  • Julie Garrett, media relations coordinator, for help facilitliating your story, 352-870-2924 (cell) or 352-395-5430 (office) or julie.garrett@sfcollege.edu