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3 Health Information Technology Training

4 3 A Connected Infrastructure with a Behavioral Health Component 3 Hospitals Pharmacies Diagnostic Labs Physicians & Staff Public Health Behavioral Health Provider & Patient Patient Centric Health Information Exchange

5 4 The Future is Calling!

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7 6 Remember me?


9 8 Meeting Tomorrow’s Demands with Yesterday’s Technology It’s time for an Upgrade!

10 9 Lot’s of Information to Compile & Catalogue Medications: Used or Abused DRUGS & DRUGS Primal Screams or Group TX

11 10 A Screen Shot from an Electronic Health Record

12 11 The Future of Health Information Technology, including Electronic Health Records, MUST Include Behavioral Health H.I.T. it while it’s Hot!

13 12 Health information technology professionals are in demand. As the nation moves toward a more technologically advanced health care system, providers are going to need highly skilled health IT experts to support them in the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records. Office of the National Coordinator

14 13 Community Colleges to the Rescue 82 community colleges in all 50 states have $68 million in grants to develop or improve non-degree health IT training programs that can be completed in six months or less. Office of the National Coordinator

15 14 ONC SPONSORS HIT CURRICULUM  After giving $10 million to a consortium of universities to develop curriculum and instructional materials to enhance workforce training programs primarily at the community college level, ONC announced the availability of the curriculum.

16 15 Technical/Software Support Staff General Description  Workers in this role will support on an ongoing basis the technology deployed in clinical and public health settings. Workers in this role maintain systems in clinical and public health settings, including patching and upgrading of software. They also provide one-on- one support, in a traditional “help desk” model, to individual users with questions or problems. Suggested Background  Individuals training for this role will have a general background in information technology or health information management.

17 16 Usability  The Online curriculum offers a variety of learning material for different types of learners Instructor Manuals Power Point Lectures Audio Lectures (mp3) Discussion Questions and Quiz Questions

18 17 ONC HIT Curriculum Components  Introduction to Information and Computer Science  History of HIT  Health Management Information Systems  Working with Health IT Systems  Installation and Maintenance of HIT Systems  Networking and Health Information Exchange  Configuring Electronic Health Records  Quality Improvement

19 18 WAIT---THERE’S MORE HIT COMPONENTS  Public Health IT  Special Topics Course on Vendor-Specific Systems  Usability and Human Factors  Professionalism- Customer Service in Health Environment  Working in Teams  Planning Management and Leadership for HIT  Introduction to Project Management  Training and Instructional Design

20 19 What Does This Mean For You?  Knowledge Improvement Opportunities Opportunities to educate self and staff in Health Information Technology using ONC’s FREE online curriculum  Workforce Improvement Opportunities Opportunities to encourage staff training Opportunities to encourage client training

21 20 The Next Job Market Boom - Courses will provide students with competitive job market skills in an evolving technology- centered market Midland College Midland, Texas

22 21 Look to Community Colleges for a Source of IT Talent  The funded community colleges will help train more than 10,500 new health IT professionals by 2012.  Unfunded community colleges may show an interest in the ONC Curriculum Now need only space, instructors & students  Many new workers will need to enter the field for successful implementation of HIT into the health care profession

23 22 These Programs Need Students to Teach  Job opportunities for patients and clients re- entering the workforce  A chance to develop an important skill set  A future in a new career with thousands of openings  Incentive to work in these difficult times

24 23 What Can You Do?  Contact members of your community colleges and government bodies to engage in the ONC HIT Curriculum State Departments of Labor State Departments of Education Local colleges and universities  Encourage Staff to Look into basic HIT training  Work with the Recovery Community to see basic HIT as potential job opportunities for those for whom it is appropriate

25 24 GET YOUR COPY OF THE ONC CURRICULUM  SAMHSA is making available copies of the ONC HIT curriculum AT THIS MEETING  Get’em while we’ve got’em

26 25 And, H.I.T. it while it’s HOT

27 THANK YOU. Danielle.Tarino@SAMHSA.HHS.GOVDanielle.Tarino@SAMHSA.HHS.GOV & Robert.Stephenson@SAMHSA.HHS.GOV

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