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Health IT Workforce and Education Summit


Health IT Workforce and Education Summit

JCCC hosts first-ever Health IT Workforce and Education Summit

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Health information technology is a growing field, enjoying exponential increases in its number of job openings. But finding the people to fill these positions has proven challenging.

To address that need, and to discuss other issues related to health IT, Johnson County Community College will host the Health IT Workforce and Education Summit from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 4.

Health IT employers, policymakers, associations, networks, government agencies, education leaders and students will gather at the Capitol Federal Conference Center in the Regnier Center at JCCC.

The first of its kind in the region, this free summit will cover best practices, industry challenges, workforce issues and training options in the health IT industry. Keynote speakers include Julee Thompson, chief health care executive at Sprint, and Steve Waldren, senior strategist at the Center for Health IT at the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Special panel discussions featuring chief information officers, electronic health records (EHR) vendors, and human resource directors will address common challenges in the emerging field, filling the workforce gap and best practices in health IT.

The summit is free to attend, but advanced registration is required. Register online. Consult for more information about the summit, including a full schedule of events, or call 913-468-4928.

Sprint, the Health Information Management Systems Society-Heart of America chapter and JCCC are sponsors of the event.