Health care informatics: the new kid on campus

October 21, 2010

Reconsidering your career? Focusing on your future? Picking a profession? The health information technology field has much to offer.

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has estimated that over the next five years the health care industry will face a workforce shortage of 50,000 qualified HIT professionals. To close the gap, the ONC, through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, is funding informatics training programs at universities and community colleges nationwide.

Ed Hammond, PhD, DCHI director, and Meredith Nahm, PhD, DCHI associate director of academic programs, are quoted in this article.

Read the full article in the CAP e-Newsletter: Health care informatics: the new kid on campus