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Rural Health Information Technology Workforce Curriculum Resources

Here you will find a complete inventory of curriculum resources, including detailed course descriptions and training materials, developed by Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) Rural Health Information Technology (HIT) Workforce Program grantees.

The grantees' training programs were designed to ensure that others could build on their curricula, helping to seed additional health IT training programs at rural serving community colleges.

How to Use the Rural Health IT Workforce Curriculum Resources
These resources can be used as examples for rural and rural-serving community, vocation, and technical colleges that wish to offer similar trainings in their educational institutions. Educators are encouraged to use and adapt the information provided.

What Is Included
The programs used the ONC Health IT Curriculum Focus Areas in their course development. The six focus areas include:

  • Practice Workflow and Information Management Redesign Specialist
  • Clinical/Practitioner Consultants
  • Technical/Software Support
  • Implementation Manager
  • Implementation Support Specialists
  • Trainers
  • Other

In addition to course development, some grantees included information on the requirements for their individual required Apprenticeship Training Programs.

Courses may serve as preparation for health IT certifications:

Grantee ONC Focus Areas Health IT Certification
Alabama
Regional Healthcare Network
Childersburg, AL
Implementation Manager CHTS
California
Livingston Community Health Services
Fresno City College

Practice Workflow & Information Management Redesign Specialist

Technical/Software Support Specialist

Trainer

CHTS
Colorado
Valley Citizens’ Foundation for Healthcare
Pueblo Community College
  CHTS
Florida
North Florida Community College
Practice Workflow & Information Management Redesign Specialist CHTS
Indiana
Indiana Rural Health Information Technology Education Network (IRHITEN)
Ivy Tech Community College

Clinician/Practitioner Consultant

Practice Workflow & Information Management Redesign Specialist

CHTS
Kentucky
Northeast Kentucky Regional Health Information Organization
Somerset Community College
Clinician/Practitioner Consultant CHTS
CAHIMS
CPHIMS
Minnesota
Lac qui Parle Health Network
Normandale Community College
Madison, MN

Practice Workflow & Information Management Redesign Specialist

Technical/Software Support Specialist

Trainer

CAHIMS
CPHIT
CPEHR
Montana
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT
Clinician/Practitioner Consultant CAHIMS
CPHIMS
New York
Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization
Watertown, NY
Practice Workflow & Information Management Redesign Specialist CHTS
North Carolina
McDowell Technical Community College
Marion, NC
Practice Workflow & Information Management Redesign Specialist CHTS-PW
RHIT
CAHIMS
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Mountains Healthcare Alliance
Penn State University

Clinician/Practitioner Consultant

Practice Workflow & Information Management Redesign Specialist

CAHIMS
CPHIMS
South Dakota
Horizon Healthcare
Dakota State University, SD

Practice Workflow & Information Management Redesign Specialist

Clinician/Practitioner Consultant

CHTS
Texas
AHEC of the Plains
Plainview, TX
Practice Workflow & Information Management Redesign Specialist CHTS
Virginia
Mountain Empire Community College
Big Stone Gap, VA
  CEHRS
CPC
RHIT (pending)
Wisconsin
Southwest Technical College
Fennimore, WI

Practice Workflow & Information Management Redesign Specialist

Clinician/Practitioner Consultant

RHIT (pending)