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Short Term Certificate of Completion in Health Information Technology
St. Louis Community College

Professionals in health care setting anywhere in Missouri can participate in the self-paced, 12-credit hour courses. St. Louis Community College is the only college in Missouri offering this nationally developed curriculum. Students who successfully finish the program within six months or less receive Short Term Certificates of Completion in Health Information Technology. Classes form continuously and provide training for six workforce roles:

  • Workflow Redesign Specialists
  • Clinician/Practitioner Consultant
  • Implementation Support Specialist
  • Implementation Manager
  • Technical/Software Support Staff
  • Trainer

St. Louis Community College, as a member of the Midwest Community College Consortia component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' HIT Workforce Program, received a grant to train 150 students each year, for the next two years in health information technology (HIT).

Qualified applicants must have experience in health care (health information management, clinical practitioner, practice manager, medical records, medical billing, etc.) or IT (project management, technical support, software development, networking, etc.). Tuition assistance is available for each candidate selected.

To begin the application process, send a letter of interest and resume electronically to ktalbot1@stlcc.edu for consideration in this exciting opportunity. Detailed information on this training and the six workforce roles is available on the St. Louis Community College website at http://www.stlcc.edu/hitgrant.

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EHR Success Stories

The devastating tornado that swept through Joplin, Missouri on May 22 completely destroyed a number of physician offices, including that of Tracy Godfrey, MD, a Family Practitioner with the Family Health Center of Joplin. But thanks to electronic health records, Godfrey had access to all of her patients' information, and in less than three days after the catastrophe, the practice was able to reopen its doors at a temporary location. More EHR Success Stories