The Indiana Rural Health Information Technology Education Network (IRHITEN) is a formative, vertical network, modeled after the successful Indiana Statewide Rural Health Network (InSRHN), also developed and led by the Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA). Through the IRHITEN the required elements are in place to build a successful, statewide infrastructure to develop a skilled health IT workforce in rural areas across Indiana. IRHITEN includes three experienced and accomplished Network members with statewide presence and connections: Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA), Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana (Ivy Tech) and HealthLINC. IRHITEN Press Release
The mission of the IRHITEN is to develop and maintain a sustainable, rural-focused education and training network that recruits motivated students, delivers certified health IT education and training, facilitates meaningful apprenticeships and places graduates in rural health IT jobs.
IRHITEN’s vision is to provide rural workers with the relevant health IT skills, experience, and certification necessary to catalyze a high-quality, safe and cost-effective 21st Century health care environment.
There is a growing demand for health IT workers, making education and training investments in rural areas valuable. The IRHITEN will facilitate these investments and create substantial returns for both rural workers and health care providers. HRSA’s Office of Rural Health Policy provides the funding necessary to commit the staff time, tuition, and other resources needed to ensure the successful development and embedding of the Network into the rural health care system in Indiana.
The overarching goal of the IRHITEN is 1) increase in the number of certified health IT workers working in rural health care settings; and 2) increase the number of rural health care providers achieving Stage 1, 2 and 3 Meaningful Use, leading to improved quality, safety, and cost of care in rural settings.
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12/11/2013: The applications for the January 13, 2014 classes are closed. Please feel free to submit an application for consideration in the September 2014 classes. We will be contacting you late summer to discuss your application and complete the interview and selection process.
Cindy Large, RN, BSN
812-478-3919 ext. 229
This program is funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA), Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP), Rural Health Infomrmation Technology Workforce Program, by a grant awarded to the Indiana RUral Health Association (IRHA) in the funding amount of $300,000 annual for 3 years, under grant number R01RH26271.