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DSCC to host health IT forum

DSCC to host health IT forum

Posted: Monday, August 6, 2012 11:06 pm

The first of two regional forums focusing on health information technology will be held at Dyersburg State Community College, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Aug. 7.
The second forum will be held at Hinds Community College in Jackson, Miss., on Aug. 9.
The Dyersburg workshop will feature national and regional leaders discussing the future of health information technology, workforce and the role of community colleges in the Delta.
Both forums are being sponsored by the Delta Regional Authority, in conjunction with the White House Rural Council, the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
“We know that keeping our economy strong in the Delta requires cutting-edge access to the new technology that creates new jobs,” a news release states. “The Health IT Forum is designed to connect our education, economic development and health care provider communities with the information needed for a real understanding of health IT workforce training and the supply and demand associated with health IT job growth.”
Topics that will be covered at the Aug. 7 forum at DSCC will include health IT workforce training, the future outlook of health IT job growth, demands and challenges for health IT workforce development specific to institutions in the Delta region, federal health IT programs, what has worked in heath IT curriculum programs and the long-term outlook associated with transitioning to meaningful use.
The DSCC forum is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided.
The forum will be held in Room 204B of the Glover Education Center, located at 1510 Lake Road in Dyersburg. Parking for the event will be in the Glover building parking lot.
Those planning on attending the Dyersburg forum should contact Millicent Dixon of the Delta Regional Authority by telephone at (202) 434-4870 or by email at mdixon@dra.gov.

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