Are Federal Training Programs Meeting the Growing Need for a New Health IT Workforce?


Last month, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society released a report finding that many health care organizations are citing a lack of staffing resources as the most significant barrier to adopting health IT systems.

In an iHealthBeat Special Report by Kelly Wilkinson, experts discussed whether new federally supported programs are helping to strengthen the country's health IT workforce.

The Special Report includes comments from:

  • Tim Andrews, vice president for Booz Allen Hamilton;
  • Helen Figge, senior director of career services for HIMSS; and
  • Norma Morganti, executive director of the Midwest Community College Health IT Consortium (Wilkinson, iHealthBeat, 3/21).

The complete transcript of this Special Report is available as a PDF.

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