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Free Training Starts Career in Electronic Health Records in 6 Months

 

Camden County College is offering three programs of study to prepare area residents for the 50,000 jobs that are projected to be available in the electronic health records field during the next few years. Most students will be able to enroll in one of the programs for free.

 

CCC’s Health Information Technology Department is offering the career training in a fully online format or as a combination of online and on-campus learning known as “hybrid.” Both can be completed in six months.

 

Information sessions about the new programs and the career opportunities they offer will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Feb. 9 in Room 510 of College Hall on the Camden City Campus and from 2 to 3 p.m. March 9 in the Library Conference Room of the Wolverton Learning Resources Center on the Blackwood Campus in Gloucester Township.

 

Training will prepare students to work as a workflow redesign specialist, who works with healthcare providers to analyze and redesign the flow of work and data; an implementation support specialist, who works on-site during a transition to or redesign of an electronic health records system; or a trainer, who delivers electronic health records training programs in clinical and healthcare settings. Students who successfully complete a program will receive a certificate along with college credits.

 

Full scholarships will be available to many students who enroll in these programs. Funding for the programs and the scholarships was made possible through a grant awarded to a 13-institution consortium, led by Tidewater Community College of Virginia and including CCC, under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

 

Program curricula, the application process and related issues will be discussed at each of the information sessions. Additional information sessions will be scheduled monthly.

 

For further details, contact program manager Dana Clarke-Scott at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4356, or dclarkescott@camdencc.edu or program coordinator Mary Laskowski at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4165, or mlaskowski@camdencc.edu.


Published: February 07, 2011