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Grant helps Aims train workers for the age of electronic medical records

Submitted on: 09-13-2010

Aims Community College is launching two new certificate programs designed to meet a new demand in digitizing medical records. Classes for the Health Informatics for Practitioners and Health Information Technology Trainer certificates begin on Sept. 27. These new certificate programs are made possible by a grant from the Department of Health and Humans Services and are based on the burgeoning need for employees who are trained to meet requirements established by the 2009 Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act. Part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the HITECH Act requires medical records to be digitized by 2015. The 12-credit HIP certificate is offered completely online. This certificate is designed for those already in the healthcare or information technology professions who would like to apply their skills to the growing field of electronic medical records. The HITT certificate includes 13-credits, the majority of which can be taken online. This program is designed to teach current health care practitioners how to train others in digital records management. Both programs can be completed in six-months, allowing the recipients to quickly enter the workforce with the precise skills needed to bring medical offices into compliance with HITECH Act. For more information, visit www.aims.edu/academics/health/hit/ or contact Jennifer Malinski at (970) 339-6218 or Jennifer.malinski@aims.edu. About the Community College Consortia to Educate Health Information Professionals: Aims Community College is one of six community colleges in Colorado to share a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, including the Community College of Aurora, the Community College of Denver, Lamar Community College, Pueblo Community College, and Red Rocks Community College. This program is funded by the Office of the National Coordinator, Department of Health and Human Services Support, ARRA Grant #90CC07701.

http://www.aims.edu/academics/health/hit/



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