Health IT Training Program for Alabama Health
Care and IT Professionals
Administered through Itawamba (MS) Community College,
Chattanooga (TN) State Community College and Santa Fe (FL) College
By 2014, Medicaid providers will be required to have electronic health
records. To support this need, professionals with both medical and
information technology knowledge will be in high demand. To provide a
pool of qualified workers, the federal government has set up new Health
IT Workforce Training Programs throughout the country.
Qualifying for the
This training program is
designed for medical and information technology professionals who are
interested in cross training to fulfill one of the roles listed below.
Potential students should review the curriculum for each school to
determine all requirements for participation.
This non-credit program
is designed to be completed in an online environment, within six months
or less, and allows a student to focus on one of the following workforce
Practice workflow and information
management redesign specialist
Implementation support specialist
Technical/software support staff
may test out of classes where previous knowledge has already been
The online classes are
offered through Itawamba Community College, Chattanooga State Community
College and Santa Fe College.
Cost of participation
varies because the training programs are offered by different
institutions. A number of scholarships are available to qualifying
Alabama residents on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more