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10 Universities Picked to Help HHS Build Up Health IT Workforce


The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT announced $73 million in grants to support career training and job placement for 4,000 new health IT workers.

The Health and Human Services Department awarded $73 million in cooperative agreements and grants to increase the number of IT specialists working in health care and ensure the health care workforce has the training to keep up with innovations in the sector.

The funding is part of $80 million given to HHS as part of the second pandemic stimulus package—the American Rescue Plan—set aside for the Public Health Informatics and Technology Workforce Development Program, or PHIT. The program is being administered by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, or ONC, which Wednesday announced 10 awards focused on bringing more minority and underserved communities into health IT.

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