Joseph Meadors leads college's new Health Informatics program
INDIANAPOLIS, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Harrison College (www.harrison.edu) announced today that Joseph Meadors, National Dean of the college's School of Information Technology, has passed the Health Information Technology Professional (HIT Pro) Competency Examination. HIT Pro is a component of the Workforce Development program of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009. This legislation assists in the establishment or expansion of education programs in Health Informatics designed to train a highly skilled workforce to support and enable the use of secure, interoperable EHR systems.
Meadors' new credential comes on the heels of the launch of the Health Informatics program now offered by Harrison College, which focuses on the delivery of I.T. systems within the healthcare industry. The college offers a B.S. degree in Health Informatics and offers students the option of taking courses at its Indianapolis Northwest campus, Online, or a combination of the two.
Harrison College is offering its Health Informatics program online as a direct response to feedback the college received from its partners in the healthcare industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a shortage of approximately 50,000 qualified health I.T. workers to meet the needs of hospitals and other healthcare affiliates, including nursing homes, outpatient care centers, and physician offices.
"The healthcare industry has rapidly moved toward the adoption of electronic health records," Meadors said when explaining why he chose to take the HIT Pro Competency Exam. "It's important that staff and faculty at colleges that offer a Health Informatics degree stay current with ever-changing technology and market trends."
About Harrison College
Harrison College is a contemporary, career-focused institution of Higher Education serving more than 6,000 students throughout the United States and Internationally. Harrison College has 12 campuses in Indiana and Ohio, two culinary schools in Indiana and North Carolina, and also offers courses online at Harrison.edu. The institution grants Associates and Bachelor's degrees across five schools of study: Business, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Criminal Justice, and Veterinary Technology, as well as its culinary division, The Chef's Academy. Harrison College offers students a variety of learning environments including online, traditional classroom or a combination of both. Harrison College is accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and is dedicated to excellence in higher learning. In addition, the College is currently a Candidate with The Higher Learning Commission and an affiliate of the North Central Association (HLC-NCA). Harrison College was founded in 1902 as Indiana Business College and has a rich history of preparing students for success in their chosen profession.
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