The RHIhub recently released a new collection of Rural Health Information Technology Workforce Curriculum Resources. From 2013-2016, 15 Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) Rural Health Information Technology Workforce Program grantees developed formal health IT training programs serving rural areas, along with training materials other rural-serving community colleges could build on. This section of the RHIhub website provides a complete inventory of these curriculum resources, including detailed course descriptions and training materials. In addition to course development, some grantees also included information on related programs.
The programs used the ONC Health IT Curriculum Focus Areas in their course development. The six focus areas include:
- Practice Workflow and Information Management Redesign Specialist
- Clinical/Practitioner Consultants
- Technical/Software Support
- Implementation Manager
- Implementation Support Specialists
Many of the courses may serve as preparation for one or more health IT certifications. Relevant certifications are also identified in this section of the website.
These resources can be used as examples for rural and rural-serving community, vocational, and technical colleges that wish to offer similar trainings in their educational institutions. Educators are encouraged to use and adapt the information provided.