ACT Health IT

Why Choose This Program?

Normandale Community College - Continuing Education - recently received a $966,000 grant for two years from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT to further advance healthcare reform goals, including much-needed up-skilling for healthcare workers and facilities in health IT related fields. The Accelerating Care Transformation through Health Information Technology (ACT Health IT) program is developing a training program to meet the needs of the healthcare workforce, facilities and the rapidly changing industry. The ACT Health IT training will focus on four key topic areas. These areas include Care Coordination, Population Health Management, New Payment and Delivery Models, and Value-Based Care and Patient-Centered Care.

Skills Acquired

ACT Health ITStarting October 2016  training will be offered to any professional working at a healthcare-related organization through the ONC Workforce Training Program. This is FREE workforce training for healthcare professionals to stay current in the changing healthcare environment.  

Training Topics  

 Individuals can focus their training on what is appropriate for their role in an organization or their own career goals. The following tracks and courses will be available;

  • Healthcare Data Analytics
    • Understanding Healthcare Data Analytics
    • Clinical Data Analytics and the Learning Health System
  • Value-Based Care
    • The Business of Healthcare - Value-Based Care
    • Applications of Value-Based Care
    • Negotiating Contracts for Value-Based Care
  • Population Health
    • Population Health Policy
    • Population Health Data Analytics
    • Population Health Interventions

Additional courses will be available in the following areas:

  • Care Management
  • Interoperability
  • and more!

The program is offered entirely online in bite-sized modules that can be taken where and when it's convenient for you. Many courses can be completed in just four hours. You choose the courses and learning tracks that are right for you based on your role, your career goals and your organization's needs. Course content ranges from introductory-level to more advanced topics and will address critical areas such as healthcare data analytics, population health management, care management and interoperability, and more. All designed to be applied to your day-to-day responsibilities. REGISTER NOW!

Testimonials

"To be successful, we know that providers and their staff need training, coaching and tools. Workers who choose to "lean in" will thrive in this growing value-driven industry..." -Dr. Kevin Larsen

Credentials & Certifications

Training will be offered in modules which range from 4-8 hours in duration. These modules must be completed within the cohort period in which the trainee has registered. At this time, we expect the trainee to have approximately one month to complete each module. Individuals can take more than one module. Participants will receive CEU/certificate at the end of the training.

Career Opportunities

Designed for everyone who works in a healthcare environment- including doctors, nurses, home health aides, claims coders, x-ray techs, pharmaceutical sales reps, and top leaders-the ACT Health IT program provides career-enhancing training. Participant will have opportunities to level up their skills, expertise and stand out.

Instructor Profile

Program Partners

Normandale and Johns Hopkins University are working on this project in partnership with five other schools across the country. Some of these schools are also doing training on similar topics to the courses we offer. For more information about each of the programs you may visit the respective school's website.

  • Bellevue College
  • Columbia University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Normandale Community College 
  • Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Texas Health Sciences University at Houston
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham

More information

Press Release: Normandale receives grant from Health and Human Services for ACT Health IT Program

Article: Normandale Recognized as National Leader in Health Information Technology

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Starting October 2016  training will be offered to any professional working at a healthcare-related organization through the ONC Workforce Training Program. This is FREE workforce training for healthcare professionals to stay current in the changing healthcare environment.  

Training Topics 

 Individuals can focus their training on what is appropriate for their role in an organization or their own career goals. The following tracks and courses will be available;

  • Healthcare Data Analytics
    • Understanding Healthcare Data Analytics
    • Clinical Data Analytics and the Learning Health System
  • Value-Based Care
    • The Business of Healthcare - Value-Based Care
    • Applications of Value-Based Care
    • Negotiating Contracts for Value-Based Care
  • Population Health
    • Population Health Policy
    • Population Health Data Analytics
    • Population Health Interventions

Additional courses will be available in the following areas:

  • Care Management
  • Interoperability
  • and more!

The program is offered entirely online in bite-sized modules that can be taken where and when it's convenient for you. Many courses can be completed in just four hours. You choose the courses and learning tracks that are right for you based on your role, your career goals and your organization's needs. Course content ranges from introductory-level to more advanced topics and will address critical areas such as healthcare data analytics, population health management, care management and interoperability, and more. All designed to be applied to your day-to-day responsibilities. REGISTER NOW!