HCC is meeting the need for IT and Health Care Professionals to be able to implement Electronic Health Records (EHR) through short term training programs that are partially funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding through the HITECH incentive program.
Approved students pay the regular college tuition and fees associated with the online courses. There are no additional textbook costs as these are included as a part of the online course content. For more information about Tuition and Fees: http://www.hutchcc.edu/future-students/cost-and-aid
Employment includes a wide variety of positions from employers such as hospital systems, clinics, health departments, provider practices, safety net providers, software vendors, consultants, third-party payers, medical device companies, non-profits, and government.
Examples of Job Titles to search when considering either of these certificates: Health IT Program Manager, Health System Project Manager, IS Project Lead, Meaningful Use Specialist, Meaningful Use Program Manager, EHR/EMR Consultant Analyst, Clinical Systems Analyst, Clinical Informatics Specialist/Analyst, HIPAA Privacy Officer. There are many more, and as healthcare evolves, the list will continue to change.
Government mandate of the EHR for healthcare providers is driving expansion of many IT and Health Care Professional positions with education in this expanding field. It is anticipated that 50,000 additional jobs will be needed in Health Information Technology over the next five years which is almost a 50% increase in size of current HIT workforce.
Advisory Board Representation includes but is not limited to: Concergent IT, Great Bend Regional Medical Center, Great Plains Health Alliance, Kiowa County Memorial Hospital, Hutchinson Clinic, Hutchinson Regional Medical Center and Prairie Star Health Center.