The primary goal of the Life Science Informatics Center at Bellevue College is to create industry-relevant learning for Washington’s new, incumbent, and displaced workforce in the field of health informatics. The Center works with industry to develop health IT skill standards and curricula for community and technical colleges and their high school partners.
Projects currently underway include economic stimulus response in the field of healthcare information technology. The Center is immersed in Health IT workforce development, in support of Washington’s dislocated workers, and state and national stimulus initiatives:
- Healthcare Informatics Certification
- Physician Practice Manager Professional Development
- Personal Health Records
- Health IT Career Pathways
Bellevue College and Health IT
ONC Grantee: Bellevue College was chosen by the Office for the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology to lead Health IT workforce development efforts across a 10-state region.
NSF Grantee/HIMSS Partner: The National Science Foundation named Bellevue College and the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) to lead development of HIT certification standards.
DOL National Center of Excellence: Bellevue College was named by the Department of Labor as one of 5 community and technical colleges to comprise the National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce. BC is the Life Science Informatics Center of Excellence.
Health IT Training for Industry: Multicare, the Veteran’s Administration, Microsoft, Washington Association of Community Migrant Health Care Clinics, and Department of Health are recent recipients of targeted HIT training initiatives provided by Bellevue College’s Life Science Informatics Center.
Life Science Informatics Director: