Clark College offers an exciting new health care technology college transfer degree program in Health Informatics Information Technology.
Health care is a fast growing and increasingly information-intensive industry. More and more professionals are needed to keep pace as the technology continues to change and advance.
Health informatics Information Technology (HIIT) is the study of resources and methods for the management of health information. The field encompasses and utilizes advanced computer technology to coordinate the computer information systems used by hospitals, medical clinics and health care professionals. For those who are well prepared, health information technology offers a bright, rewarding and well paying career pathway.
Electronic health systems are quickly replacing inefficient and costly paper records so that health care providers can quickly review and update a patient's medical history. Patients who have had to move, had to change doctors, or required emergency medical attention know the importance of getting medical records transferred quickly and how difficult that is to accomplish in a paper-based system. Health informatics is making this transformation possible at a regional and national level.
The Department of Labor Education and Training Administration has awarded an $11.8M grant to the Health e-Workforce (HeW) Consortium. The HeW Consortium is comprised of nine Community and Technical colleges, including Clark College, to expand the workforce in Health Information Technology (HIT). The HeW Consortium has a special focus on assisting military veterans, their eligible spouses, and TAA-eligible workers with access to education and employment in this promising industry. Clark College is infusing informatics into its existing Nursing and Pharmacy Technician programs. During the duration of the three year grant, Clark’s Nursing program will hold up to three spots each selection to educate qualified military veterans, eligible spouses, or TAA-eligible workers. Learn more about the Health eWorkforce Consortium.