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: