Free HIT Certification!

Indiana Rural Health Information Technology Education Network
Grant-Funded Opportunity
Limited to 15 Students

The Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA) has received HRSA grant funding to support the Indiana Rural Health Information Technology Education Network (IRHITEN), formed between IRHA, HealthLINC, and Ivy Tech, to increase HIT training and skills in rural Indiana communities. We are currently accepting applications for the fourth cohort of students for the HIT certification for Clinician/Practitioner Consultant, and Workflow and Information Management Redesign Specialist 20-week online training courses beginning September 8, 2015. Classes are limited to 15 students.

The classes are tailored for those already in healthcare (clinicians, IT, EMS, paramedic, therapist, ER staff, physicians, CMA, phlebotomist, X-ray technician etc… and those involved in meaningful use initiatives) seeking additional training and certification to enhance your current position, those entering a new position and those seeking new employment opportunities in a rural community.

The HRSA grant funding will cover all costs associated with the certification and apprenticeship program training, as well as the ONC certification testing. There is a $500 student copay at the time of registration. We are sponsoring 15 students through this funding opportunity every 6 months through August 2016, so be sure to apply today!

Visit to learn more about the HIT training program; and to complete the online application form, or fax/scan a copy of the PDF version attached to Cindy Large.

The deadline for submission of applications for consideration in this training cohort is Monday, July 20, 2015.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number R01RH26271 - Rural Health Information Technology Workforce Program. This HRSA grant is funded 100% through HRSA funding in the amount of $300,000 annually for 3 years through August 31, 2016. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.