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Educating the Health Information Technology Workforce

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is doing its part to educate some of the estimated 50,000 health information technology (HIT) professionals needed to implement electronic health records (EHR) nationwide. In 2005, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) partnered to create the AMIA-OHSU 10x10 Certificate Program

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is doing its part to educate some of the estimated 50,000 health information technology (HIT) professionals needed to implement electronic health records (EHR) nationwide. In 2005, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) partnered to create the AMIA-OHSU 10x10 Certificate Program, with the objective of training “10,000 health care and related professionals in medical informatics by the year 2010.” Specifically, they want to train one nurse and one physician for every hospital in the nation. Since its inception, the AMIA-OHSU 10x10 Certificate Program has expanded to other schools and realized part of that goal.

See the full stroy at http://www.hwic.org/news/jan10/educating.php

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