Healthcare providers and other health information technology stakeholders can hear directly from the federal officials writing many of the regulations that will help determine the health IT industry's future course through the recently announced classes of a virtual university.
ONC officials to lead online classes through National eHealth Collaborative
The National eHealth Collaborative, a "cooperative agreement partner" of HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, has renamed and retooled its Nationwide Health Information Network University education program as NeHC University. The education program is "designed to explore the broader health IT landscape" and the public-private partnership's programs, according to a news release (PDF) from the collaborative.
Among the faculty for NeHC University classes are several senior ONC officials, including Jodi Daniel, director of policy and planning, Charles Friedman, chief scientific officer, and Dr. Doug Fridsma, director of the office of interoperability and standards.
One class, Health IT Policy and Standards Committees Quarterly Update, is described as "a forum for participants to dialogue directly with ONC on current issues and activities."
The classes, some of which are free, run May through July.
Watch a video interview with National eHealth Collaborative CEO Kate Berry from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's 2011 annual conference here.
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