Health eWorkforce Consortium Materials and Resources for Interested Educators and Students
Health Information Technology is a rapidly expanding, high-demand industry sector. Colleges need quality resources to launch and grow programs to train students in this promising field.
Led by Bellevue College, a consortium of nine colleges has developed a compendium of free health IT materials for use by interested colleges.
This effort was funded by the Department of Labor. Health IT resources include:
- Instructional materials (e.g., curricula, articles, videos, activities, games, assessment questions)
- Interactive electronic medical record simulations
- Online Health IT industry certification preparation course, created in collaboration with Stanford University Open Learning Initiative
- Faculty Development materials
- Prior Learning Assessment tools
- Departmental Health IT self-assessments
Articulation to Bachelor of Applied Science in Healthcare IT
The BAS in Healthcare IT is a career-oriented bachelor’s degree program developed specifically to meet the career advancement needs of individuals with IT and/or healthcare preparation and experience.
Prior Learning Assessment Resources
One of the goals of the Health eWorkforce Consortium, funded by a Department of Labor TAA-CCCT grant, is to advance best practices in Prior Learning Assessment both within the Consortium and at the institutional level.
Employer’s Military Skill Locator
The Consortium developed the Employer’s Military Skill Locator tool to encourage and expedite veteran hiring and assist colleges with assignment of prior learning credit based on military experience. It answers the often asked question ‘What military occupation is most like the job I want to fill with a veteran?’
Technology Integration Program Self-Assessment Tool
This self-assessment was developed to help educators assess their readiness for infusion of health IT into a particular program, identify specific challenges that could be addressed and to identify some best practices or lessons learned that could be shared across colleges.