More Educational Institutions Incorporating EMR Training in Curriculum

More higher education institutions, including Rasmussen College based in Minnetonka, Minn., are incorporating curriculum that would train students on how to work with electronic medical records, according to a Green Bay Press Gazette news report.

As more hospitals and physician practices move toward deploying EMRs to obtain meaningful use incentive payments, there has been a growing need for workers with expertise in working with and understanding the technology.

College programs can focus on a range of training areas, including clinical work, information technology and leadership, according to the news report. Follow-up questionnaires of recent graduates from health IT college programs show many of the graduates enter into part-time or full-time employment as coding specialists, health information technicians and medical records associates.

Read the news report about EMR training for college students.

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