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Health Information Technology Grant

Short Term Certificates of Completion in Health Information Technology (HIT)

St. Louis Community College is providing training for over 300 students during a two-year grant period for Short Term Certificates of Completion in Health Information Technology (HIT). During January 2012, recruitment and enrollment for this training was completed. Training will be complete in July 2012.

At the Forest Park campus, the Center for Emerging and Advanced Information Technologies (CEA-IT), in collaboration with the Information Systems department, is training a skilled workforce for six workforce roles. The nationally developed curriculum focuses on job-specific training for roles that support the implementation of electronic health records in the following areas:

  1. WORKFLOW REDESIGN SPECIALIST
  2. CLINICIAN/PRACTITIONER CONSULTANT
  3. IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT SPECIALIST
  4. IMPLEMENTATION MANAGER
  5. TECHNICAL/SOFTWARE SUPPORT STAFF
  6. TRAINER

St. Louis Community College is the only Missouri college with this curriculum and one of 17 Midwestern colleges chosen for this grant project. This training is provided via on-line course work and tuition assistance was available for each candidate selected for these 12-credit hour programs that began and ended in six months or less.