Sinclair Workforce Development is currently recruiting displaced and incumbent workers with health care or information technology backgrounds for a six-month retraining program that begins December 14. Participants who successfully complete this program receive standardized, non-degree certificates of completion. This program has been designed specifically to increase the number of trained Health Information Technology (HIT) workers in Ohio.
Workforce Development is able to offer eligible applicants funding to offset the full cost of the HIT training, which is held at Sinclair’s Miami Valley Research Park in Kettering. To be eligible for this grant-funded training program, applicants need to either have:
- Two years education or experience working in health care as a clinical practitioner/health care worker, medical records, health information management processes, medical billing or hospital business office,
- Two years education or experience in an information technology (IT) or information system role in a business or health care environment.
The HIT program’s curriculum focuses on job-specific training that supports the implementation of electronic health records in the following two roles:
- Implementation Support Specialist
Workers in this role provide on-site user support for the period of time before and during implementation of health IT systems in clinical and public health settings. These individuals will provide support services, above and beyond what is provided by the vendor, to be sure the technology functions properly and is configured to meet the needs of the redesigned practice workflow.
- Technical/Software Support Staff
Workers in this role support the technology deployed in clinical and public health settings. These individuals maintain systems in clinical and public health settings, including patching and upgrading of software. They also provide one-on-one support, in a traditional “help desk” model, to individual users with questions or problems.
For more information or to share the program application, visit www.sinclair.edu/facilities/wfd/ecodev/hitgrant, or contact Brenda Latanza at 937-512-5505.