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HIT: Health Information Technology Training expands at BCI

The HITECH Act, new-emerging career training, and scholarships available to meet the needs of our community

December 1, 2011

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act seeks to improve American health care delivery and patient care through an unprecedented investment in health information technology.  From the Office of the National Coordinator, US Dept. of Health and Human Services

The Business & Community Institute at Lansing Community College is providing short-term training in Health Information Technology (HIT). This is a federal training program being delivered across the country at community colleges. Because of the mandate that all health care facilities implement Electronic Health Records, there is a need in the workforce for trained individuals in HIT. An estimated 50,000 new jobs will be created in this field nationwide over the next 5 years.

This training is geared towards health care and information technology professionals. Successful completion of the training results in a certificate from LCC and a voucher for the national HIT Pro competency exam. Most of the cost is covered by a federal grant, so this is a great time to get involved in this emerging field. 

As of October 2011, 34 people have graduated from one of the HIT training programs; another 55 are currently being trained. 6 graduates have gotten new positions in HIT after completing their training.

What students have to say:

With only 6 weeks remaining to complete the HIT Implementation Manager course at LCC-Lansing, I received an offer for an incredible position in the HIT Implementation arena. -- Jewel K., HIT Process Engineer

This community is fortunate to have Lansing Community College as part of the consortium for federal HIT training grants.  I recently graduated from the H.I.T. Implementation Manager course and highly recommend it.  My goal in taking the course was to gain competencies that would help me in my current job, and I have already used some of the techniques I learned. -- Penny E., Physician Outreach Specialist

Click here to learn more about this valuable training opportunity.

Sarah Linz, Coordinator of BCI's Health Information Technology program, earned her Masters degree in Student Affairs Administration from Michigan State University in 2005 and has a background in student development and leadership. She joined the BCI in 2010.  Contact her at linz1@lcc.edu or (517) 483-1314.

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