The Electronic Health Record Certificate of Completion Program was developed in conjunction with the Office of the National Coordinator of the Department of Health and Human Services Department of the Federal government.
The Federal government has indicated that training in a six-month certificate program is required. It is estimated that there is a national shortage of 51,000 workers who are prepared to implement, support, and train healthcare providers in the use of the electronic health record (EHR).
The roles are as follows:
Mobile Adoption Support Positions: These members of the workforce will support implementation at specific locations for a period of time, and when their work is done they will move on to new locations. Workers in these roles might be employed by regional extension centers, providers, vendors, or state/local public health agencies and would work together in teams. Preparation for this set of roles will typically require six months of intense training for individuals with appropriate backgrounds. Positions include:
• Practice Workflow and Information Management Redesign Specialist
• Clinician/Practitioner Consultant
• Implementation Support Specialist
• Implementation Manager
Permanent Staff of Health Care Delivery and Public Health Sites: These roles are needed for ongoing support of health information technology that has been deployed in office practices, hospitals, health centers, long-term care facilities, health information exchange organizations and state and local public health agencies. Preparation for this set of roles will typically require six months of intense training for individuals with appropriate backgrounds. Positions include:
• Technical/Software Support Staff
All students must have a background in either information technology or a health-related field. Students will select one area of interest and take all of the coursework associated with that role in order to successfully complete the Electronic Health Record Certificate of Completion program.
Note: Students in this program may not be eligible for Financial Aid; students should meet with an Academic Advisor or Financial Aid staff to discuss options for Financial Aid eligibility.