Health IT Training Program Begins New Classes 

The next session of classes for Dakota State University's HIT Workforce Development Training certificates will begin later this month. DSU is participating with other colleges and universities across the nation to design and deliver short term, non-degree programs in health information technology to help meet the needs of the South Dakota healthcare providers. DSU offers four health IT certificates available. HIT Implementation and Support which addresses critical components of implementation and supporting HIT and electronic health records (EHR's) in health facilities. The trainer program will prepare individuals to plan and deliver quality training programs to the end user. The management program is for individuals that have a desire to be in a leadership role and provide the knowledge and skill to providers as they transition to meaningful use, EHR's and health information exchange. The workflow specialist program is ideal for individuals with workflow redesign responsibilities or transitioning into such a role as part of an EHR implementation and adoption.

Successful students will become eligible to complete a HIT Pro Competency Exam which serves as an independent validation of the student's learning. The exams will be provided at no cost. The training program and testing are sponsored by the office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).

Classes are delivered 100% online. There are no textbooks to purchase. Classes begin every 8-10 weeks with new students being accepted at each start date. New classes begin February 21, April 25, June 27, and August 29, 2011. Students may apply online or download an application at

Last Updated: 1/10/12