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Health IT Program Offers Emerging Opportunity for IT and Healthcare Workers



Health IT Program Offers Emerging Opportunity for IT and Healthcare Workers

April 20, 2011 – As hospitals, physician offices and other health providers move to electronic health record systems, Health IT workers will be in great demand.

In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be a shortfall of Health IT workers through 2015 and beyond.

To help fill this void, Collin College’s Continuing Education now offers a Health IT Certificate series, which provides customized training for current IT and healthcare professionals to gain the knowledge and skills to enter the field.

Students who complete coursework possess the skills to work in a variety of roles including sales, project planning, programming, implementation and training of workers to deploy electronic health systems.

This certificate also prepares students to take the Certified Health Informatics Systems Professional exam, which is offered by the American Society of Health Informatics Managers.

For more information on coursework and pre-admission requirements, please visit www.collin.edu/ce or contact Kelli Albrecht at 972.599.3117.

Collin College serves more than 51,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.