By 2015, federal regulations will require everyone to have electronic health records (EHR).
The work required to reach this goal is expected to create a high demand in several types of health information technology (HIT) professionals.
To meet this demand, Dyersburg State Community College is offering an intensive non-degree education program free of charge to prepare people for these jobs.
Those who complete the six-month training program will be able to work with the new federal electronic health records requirements.
Participants will learn about quality and efficiency benefits that will be needed in keeping electronic medical records, and along with new standards privacy and security of medical information.
Upon completion, participants will have both a medical and an HIT body of knowledge and can sit for a newly developed National Competency Exam.
In addition, those who complete the program through Dyersburg State wil