Applicants can register for ICC's health IT program

Registration has begun for a second Health IT Workforce Training program administered through Itawamba Community College.
Eligible students must have a certification, diploma or degree in any medical area or IT background or a minimum of one year experience in a health or information technology field, both verifiable. Other requirements include completion of the WorkKeys test if applicable and student affidavit.
The course, which is designed to be completed online in six months or less, allows a student to focus on one of six work force roles.
They include practice workflow and information management redesign specialist, clinician/practitioner consultant, implementation support specialist, implementation manager, technical/ software support staff and trainer. Participants may test out of classes where previous knowledge already has been obtained.
By 2014, electronic health records will be required. The work required to reach this goal is expected to create a high demand for several types of health IT professionals.
ICC’s intensive non-degree education program is designed to provide a pool of qualified workers with both medical and IT knowledge to ensure the electronic health record project will provide the quality and efficiency benefits needed, while maintaining privacy and security of medical information.
Stipends are available.
The application deadline is Nov. 10, and classes begin Nov. 15. For additional information, frequently asked questions or course descriptions, access ICC’s website, www.iccms.edu.
A schedule of 2011 classes will be available soon on the same website.
Contacts are Mallory Pennington at (662) 620-5145 or Lori Little at (662) 620-5122.

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