Three not-for-profit healthcare groups have joined forces to promote health information technology education at colleges and universities nationwide. Goals for the collaborative effort to develop a model curriculum for healthcare IT management education include having materials ready for classrooms by fall of 2013.
Groups to develop health IT curriculum
The participating organizations are the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education and HIMSS. The AUPHA’s membership includes some 500 colleges and universities; the CAHME is an accrediting body for healthcare leadership and management graduate education.
The materials—which will include a syllabus, class exercises, simulations, case studies, exam questions and teacher manuals—will be used in courses at colleges and universities that have AUPHA- and CAHME-accredited programs. Plans call for developing both stand-alone courses and curriculum that can be integrated into existing courses.
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