Health Information Technology Curriculum available in the NCLOR

HIT ONC LogoThis resource series is the curriculum used by the Community College Consortia to Educate Health IT Professionals in Health Care grant program that seeks to rapidly create health IT education and training programs at Community Colleges or expand existing programs. The community colleges funded under this initiative have established intensive, non-degree training programs that can be completed in six months or less. The Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology (ONC) is the principal Federal entity charged with coordination of nationwide efforts to implement this project. The institutions in charge of developing the content for this curriculum were: Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, Columbia University, Oregon Health Sciences University, and University of Alabama – Birmingham.

The programs are designed for professionals with an Information Technology (IT) or Health Care (HC) background and focus on training students for the following professional roles:

  • Clinician/Practitioner Consultant
  • Implementation Manager (HC & IT)
  • Implementation Support Specialist  (HC & IT)
  • Practice Workflow & Redesign Specialist  (HC & IT)
  • Technical/Software Support  (HC & IT)
  • Trainer  (HC & IT)

Each role includes 12 -14 components (i.e. modules) with each component containing 15-20 units of instruction. Each unit includes the following elements: Lecture(s) – Flash video (includes audio), audio transcripts and slides in .ppt format.

Students in North Carolina looking to enroll into this  instructor lead program should be referred to Kay Gooding at the Pitt Community College Region D Center or visit the Region D website (

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

The NCCCS courses that could be enhanced by using these resources are: HIT3100, HIT3200, HIT3300, HIT3400, HIT3500, and HIT3600.

Accessibility Statement: The information contained in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) Health IT Workforce Curriculum materials found on this site is intended to be accessible to the widest possible audience, including people with disabilities.

To access the Health Information Technology (ONC) series you can:

  1. log into the NCLOR as a guest or through your institution’s learning management system
  2. navigate to the Browse by Resource Series area
  3. click on the  Health Information Technology (ONC) series.

Posted on June 5, 2012, in New Collection Posts and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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