Advancing health information technology in
Minnesota and North Dakota.


Staffing for EHR Now and Later

Tuesday, May 10, 2011, noon - 1:00 pm CT

Understand staff roles and responsibilities for electronic health record (EHR) systems - not only for implementation but for making sure that the planning stages and ongoing EHR needs are met. Many provider organizations underestimate the staffing needed for EHR and small facilities must find creative ways to utilize existing staff and/or outside resources. Be sure to manage staffing so that expectations for staff needs are clear to all.


Participants will be able to:

Training for EHR Adoption - Health IT Certificate Programs

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. CT

The landscape of the American health care system is undergoing rapid change as providers transition from paper to electronic health records (EHRs) and strive to meet the criteria of meaningful use.  This transition requires a workforce with enhanced skills to successfully implement, support and maintain the EHR systems.

Competency Examination Program

These competency examinations will enable health IT professionals, employers, and other stakeholders to assess their own health IT competency levels or the competency of their health IT staff members, as appropriate. The examinations may also be used by employers to identify training gaps and personnel needs integral to achieving meaningful use of electronic health information.

REACH Practicum Experience

REACH offers students enrolled in any of the community college-based or university-based programs funded through these federally funded workforce training grants are eligible to register for a potential placement into a practicum experience within the REACH program (regional HIT extension center) serving Minnesota and North Dakota.

Practicum Experience Registration >

Community College Consortia to Educate Health Information Technology Professionals

ONC has provided grants to community colleges to provide non-degree health information technology training that can be completed in six months or less.


Training is provided at Normandale Community College, a member of the Midwest Community College HIT Consortium. Additional information about training can be found at ONC:

Program of Assistance for University-Based Training

ONC has provided grants to rapidly and sustainably increase the availability of individuals qualified to serve in specific health IT professional roles requiring university-level training.

Training is provided by the University Partnership for Health Informatics (UP-HI) in Minnesota. UP-HI is a partnership between the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, University of Minnesota Crookston and College of St. Scholastica.

University Partnership for Health Informatics >

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