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Announcing our Professional Development Programs in Health Information Technology

The Fundamentals of Health Information Technology (FHIT) Course is being introduced to supplement workforce training efforts by the US Government in support of the HITECH Act of 2009.

The program is being offered and managed by Miami-Dade Area Health Education Center (AHEC) in collaboration with Transformations at the Edge (TATE).

Please read the  Program Guide for complete details on the FHIT course.  

The need for qualified health information technology professionals is projected to grow considerably over the next 5 years.  Estimates  based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate a shortfall of approximately 51,000 qualified health IT workers over the next five years.

The FHIT course is designed to engage and educate audiences with limited knowledge of Health Information technology including, but not limited to Physicians, Physician Practice Administrators & Staff, Community Health Workers, Hospital Workers, and Patient Advocates.  It will also serve as a test bed for job re-training focused on Health IT careers in local communities.

The course is comprised of Ten (10) modules.  Instruction will be balanced between didactic lectures, hands-on lab work and homework assignments.  The Ten modules are as follows:

  1. Information Systems in Health Care
  2. HITECH ACT of 2009 
  3. Implementing Electronic Health Records 
  4. Health Information Exchange
  5. Privacy, Security & Data Handling 
  6. Basics of Clinical Decision Support
  7. Health Information Technology for the Patient Centered Medical Home
  8. Consumer Engagement in Healthcare Improvement
  9. Health Information Technology for Secondary Uses of Data
  10. Health Information Technology and its implications for Healthcare Reform

Upon completion of all Ten modules, a “Certificate of Completion” will be issued by Transformations at the Edge, LLC and Miami Dade AHEC, Inc. certifying that the participant has completed a 40-hour intensive training program on the Fundamentals of Health Information Technology.  Please refer to the Program Guide for detailed description of each module including topics covered, learning objectives and accreditation statement.

Registration details may be found here.

These professional development programs will be offered around the country in the coming months.  Stay tuned for details on other programs from TATE.


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