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Poster Presentation

Abstract

The rapid adoption of standardized electronic medical records in clinical settings has created a demand for individuals with expertise in clinical health practices and Information Technology. High demand, high wage job opportunities are available for individuals entering the field with these interdisciplinary skills. Faculty members from the Applied Computing & Electronics and Health Professions Departments at UM have partnered with clinicians from regional health facilities and faculty members from the Department of Healthcare Informatics at Montana Tech in designing a cross-curricular program for educating individuals to support IT in clinical settings. This poster session will describe our progress in creating a new program of study and describe our successes and challenges at UM in educating individuals for careers in Health Information Technology.

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Apr 14th, 2:30 PM Apr 14th, 3:50 PM

Building an Education Program to Support the Demand for Qualified Health I.T. Professionals

UC Ballroom, 3rd Floor

The rapid adoption of standardized electronic medical records in clinical settings has created a demand for individuals with expertise in clinical health practices and Information Technology. High demand, high wage job opportunities are available for individuals entering the field with these interdisciplinary skills. Faculty members from the Applied Computing & Electronics and Health Professions Departments at UM have partnered with clinicians from regional health facilities and faculty members from the Department of Healthcare Informatics at Montana Tech in designing a cross-curricular program for educating individuals to support IT in clinical settings. This poster session will describe our progress in creating a new program of study and describe our successes and challenges at UM in educating individuals for careers in Health Information Technology.