Community colleges in 10 western states are linked together, helping to create a skilled health IT workforce. Our collective goal is to prepare 2,400 individuals to enter this promising sector of IT, and improve healthcare in the region. Bellevue College is the lead institution for the 10-state consortium designated as Region A.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) established the Community College Consortium to Educate Health Information Technology Professionals to help address the growing demand for highly skilled health IT specialists.
The Community College Consortium is part of the Health IT Workforce Development Program, administered by ONC. The consortium comprises five regional groups of more than 70 member community colleges in all 50 states. These community colleges received grants to develop or improve non-degree health IT training programs that students can complete in six months or less.
State-of-the-art curriculum for the consortium was developed by Health IT experts from Colombia University, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, Oregon Health Sciences University, and University of Alabama.