HealthITBuzz, August 8, 2011
The Program of Assistance for University-Based Training (UBT), which is part of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) Workforce Development Program, is designed to rapidly and sustainably increase the availability of individuals qualified to serve in specific health IT professional roles requiring university-level training.
The nine colleges and universities that received a grant under this program are charged with promptly establishing new and/or expanded training programs, many of which can be completed in a year or less.
This blog post will focus on Duke’s unique approach and experience with training the health IT professionals of tomorrow through its UBT program.
About Our Programs
Duke University has a rich history in health informatics. Our long standing strengths in computer-based medical records, integrated advanced information management systems, and medical instrumentation have Duke uniquely poised to address the challenges faced by the changing health care landscape. To meet the growing needs and challenges faced in health care today, the Duke Center for Health Informatics (DCHI) was created to provide a campus focus and academic home for health informatics at Duke. The informatics programs being offered through the Duke School of Nursing and the Fuqua School of Business draw on these strengths.