Health IT workforce curriculum components- Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) – June 2011

Posted on June 27, 2011. Filed under: Educ for Hlth Professions, Health Informatics, Workforce | Tags: |

Health IT workforce curriculum components- Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) – June 2011

Information copied from an email alert from the ONC

“The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is pleased to announce that a set of 20 curriculum components is now available to the public at no cost, including all institutions of higher education nationwide and internationally. Funded by the $10 million ONC Curriculum Development Centers Program, these teaching materials have been in use for the past year by the 82 member colleges of the ONC Community College Consortia Program. It is expected that these materials will fill an urgent need in the educational marketplace.

Designed around the six mobile workforce roles identified by ONC, the components are intended to become the building blocks of health IT courses at community colleges and universities. In-service training and continuing education programs at health care institutions and Regional Extension Centers may also benefit from the use of the components. Each component is made up of several units that can be modified and combined to meet the needs of instructors as they design their courses. The components include slide-based lectures with audio narration and transcripts, learning activities, self-assessment questions with answer keys, and instructor manuals.

The components cover topics such as workflow process redesign, technical support, networking, usability, and project management, among others. Three of the components offer a hands-on lab experience for students supported by the VistA for Education electronic health record software package, also available at no cost. 

Totaling over seven gigabytes of information across more than 200 units, these innovative teaching materials offer a robust new set of tools for health IT instructors.”

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