East Los Angeles College (ELAC) as a member of the Western Region HIT Community College Consortium has received funding from the HITECH portion of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA) to educate individuals to fill Health IT workforce roles for the purpose of assisting health care providers to achieve "Meaningful Use" of Electronic Medical Records.
The eHealth Workforce Development Workgroup report projects that approximately 9,000 additional highly skilled health information technology (HIT) workers, with a broad range of skill sets, will be needed to support California over the next five years.
ELAC is training individuals for the Technical/Software Support Staff role. These individuals maintain systems in clinical and public health settings, including patching and upgrading of software. The previous background of workers in this role includes information technology or information management. Workers in this role will:
This noncredit certificate program is delivered online with some face-to-face laboratory sessions. Future cohort starting dates include: