HIT Workforce Development Training Program surpasses goal

DSU's workforce training program in health information technology has surpassed their first year goals as approved by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

In cooperation with its two training partners, Mitchell Technical Institute and the University of Alaska-Anchorage, DSU has successfully enrolled 225 students in the HIT (Health Information Technology) Workforce Development Training Program. According to Mike Busch DSU's HIT Recruitment and Placement Coordinator, "We feel really good right now on how quickly the EHR training has caught on in South Dakota healthcare facilities and other regional areas in the U.S. and we are proud to have met our year 1 milestones. Over the past year, DSU has gained momentum, confidence, and experience with the HIT Workforce Development Training Program curriculum and certificate delivery."

The mission of the training program is to focus on preparing healthcare providers for electronic health records (EHRs) to eventually replace paper-based charts across America. DSU will train workers to fill specific roles within healthcare and health IT fields. In addition, DSU's training will provide people in the medical industry with new knowledge and skills in health IT that will help them excel in their jobs and give employees added confidence with the potential for job promotions or changes in leadership responsibilities.

DSU offers health IT certificates in: Introduction to Health IT, HIT Implementation and Support, HIT Management, HIT Trainer and HIT Workflow Specialist.

Last Updated: 1/10/12