Education & Workforce Development

The Office of the National Coordinator has awarded $84 million in funding for the Health Information Workforce Development Program. This program, by developing skilled IT professionals, is designed to encourage, implement, and maintain support systems for electronic health records. Specifically, the Health IT Workforce Development Plan has four main objectives to support training and certification of skilled workers: (1) the development of high quality education materials; (2) community college non-degree training programs; (3) a competency exam program to evaluate trainee knowledge and skills; and (4) university-based training programs for specialized health IT roles.

Workforce Development