Tackling the Health I.T. Workforce Shortage

Goedert, Joseph
February 2011
Health Data Management;Feb2011, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p40
Trade Publication
The article reports that the U.S. government has awarded stimulus-funded grants amounting to 84 million U.S. dollars to create intensive health information technology (IT) program in universities and community colleges as part of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and to address the labor shortage. An overview of goals of the HITECH Act is offered, including accelerating the meaningful use of electronic health records (EHR). Training programs funded federally aim to reduce the shortage of IT workers.


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