Navigation Links
IU and Regenstrief address critical need for health IT professionals
Date:6/17/2010

INDIANAPOLIS Investments in the future of health care delivery include more than training additional doctors and nurses. Health information technology (health IT) specialists are critical.

While a growing number of hospitals and physicians want to offer their patients the benefits of electronic medical records and health information exchange, there is a nationwide shortage of highly skilled health IT workers to fill an estimated 60,000 positions.

In collaboration with the Regenstrief Institute, an internationally respected biomedical and public health informatics innovator dedicated to improving health by enhancing the quality of health care, the Indiana University School of Informatics will address the growing workforce needs for qualified health IT workers by creating an array of specialized one- and two-year graduate programs offering a combination of classroom instruction, distance accessible learning opportunities, and on the job training.

These new programs are supported by a competitively awarded training grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). This $1.4 million in Recovery Act funding is part of a $118 million investment by ONC in rapidly and sustainably increasing the availability of skilled health IT professionals needed to support the widespread adoption and meaningful use of health IT.

"We hope that people with computer backgrounds will want to explore the health world. We anticipate that physicians and others from the medical environment will be eager to learn how to utilize information technology to make patient care better and more efficient. With the support of ONC we are able to offer a variety of coursework options, provide stipends and also to arrange practicums at leading regional health institutions including several large hospital systems. Those who complete either the one or two year programs will be extremely well qualified to work in health IT," said John T. Finnell, M.D., M.Sc., the Regenstrief Institute investigator and IU School of Medicine associate professor of emergency medicine who directs the IU-Regenstrief initiative.

The IU-Regenstrief programs will produce trained professionals for vital, highly specialized health IT roles. Trainees may include physicians, nurses and other health-care providers, as well as IT and computer science professionals. Most trainees will complete intensive courses of study in a year or less, while others will study toward a master's degree in health IT. Tuition support is available for the most qualified applicants.


'/>"/>

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
317-274-7722
Indiana University School of Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Regenstrief releasing new version of lingua franca needed for electronic health info exchange
2. Measuring success: Regenstrief helps assess value of investment in health info tech
3. RXplore: New Regenstrief tool lets docs instantly track down drug reactions
4. Regenstrief Institute to help improve disability determination through health information technology
5. Reproductive health matters addresses issues related to cosmetic surgery, body image and sexuality
6. Retailers and Manufacturers Quickly Adopt Online Network to Address CPSIA Compliance
7. LaVie Administrative Services Continues 1,200 Access Point Aerohive Roll Out to Address Electronic Medical Record Requirements
8. False Claims Act Attorney Tim Terry to Address Arizona Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
9. Nurse/tech symposium at TCT 2010 will address complex issues in the cardiac cath lab
10. Congressman James E. Clyburn to Give Meharry Medical College Commencement Address
11. Agricultural Biotechnology Addresses Consumer Demands for Healthier Foods
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... Metro Development Group has ... high speed technology into the fabric of an entire community. A highlight of ... and wellness in a yet-to-be-named, health focused campus. Leading this initiative in partnership ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... ... education for EMS and firefighting professionals, has released four new continuing education courses ... courses are taught live in an online classroom and meet the requirements of ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... ... A prescription medication bottle, pocket knife, luggage and a solar-powered aluminum casting ... Challenge , the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute has announced. , ... run through early 2018. The challenges are presented by the Institute in partnership with ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... , ... January 17, 2017 , ... ... financial planning assistance to families and business professionals throughout central Colorado, is joining ... homeless families. , The Aurora Warms The Night organization is committed to breaking ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... Seceon , ... threats in real-time, today announced a strategic partnership with TechLab Security, ... other Seceon partners, TechLab Security has become a strategic partner and a value ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/17/2017)... Advertising -- Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC is investigating potential ... or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ANTH ). Such investors ... by visiting the firm,s site: www.bgandg.com/anth .   ... and/or directors have violated Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the ... ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... DUBLIN , Jan 17, 2017 Research ... Ingredients/API Market by Type (Innovative, Generic), Manufacturer (Captive, Merchant), Synthesis (Synthetic, ... CVD) - Global Forecast to 2021" report to their offering. ... The global ... by 2021 from USD 157.95 Billion in 2016, growing at a ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... , Jan. 17, 2017  Zimmer Biomet Holdings, ... musculoskeletal healthcare , today announced that it ... the strength of the Zimmer Biomet management team. ... will assume the position of President, Americas ... Company. Mr. Delp previously served as Zimmer Biomet,s Vice ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: