ONC has recently released a set of free Healthcare IT courses. I haven’t had a chance to look over the courses myself, but I thought I’d share them with the larger Healthcare IT Today community to evaluate whether they’re worth the time or not. At least at the low price of free, it makes it much easier to get a return on your investment.
Here are the details of the free health IT course from ONC:
We have a number of courses to help health care providers and their office staff use and optimize the health IT tools they are using in their offices. The Health Informatics 101 course will help to enhance competencies in health information technology, particularly for the design, configuration, use, and maintenance of informatics interventions that can improve health care delivery.
The Health IT Foundations for IT Professionals Certificate Program is composed of three courses, each 11-12 weeks long. They include Healthcare Fundamentals, Health IT Data Standards, and Health IT Application.
The Health IT Foundations for Physician Practices program is designed to equip physician practices to help them meet Meaningful Use criteria and to increase staff capacity for the design, configuration, use, and maintenance of electronic health records systems