ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here

Office Hours

North Idaho College receives federal funds to train new health workers

North Idaho College has landed a $625,000 grant to train 300 health information technology professionals statewide.

The funds are part of a $6.2 million grant awarded to eight community colleges in a 10-state region. The colleges will be responsible for training 2,400 students over a two-year period, a news release from NIC said.

This is “an unprecedented multistate effort to train students in an emerging high-growth employment sector,” said Jack Purdie, NIC grants coordinator.


Federal estimates indicate about 51,000 health information technology workers will be needed over the next five years as hospitals and physicians adopt an electronic health care system, the release said.

Funding for the grant comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, including the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009, the release said.


Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Office Hours

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

The Spokesman-Review business team follows economic development in Spokane and the Inland Northwest.

Sign up for our business email newsletter
Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on Office Hours.

Contributors

John Stucke John Stucke is a deputy city editor who helps build local news coverage and writes about health care, bankruptcy and rural affairs.

Recent work by John

Alison Boggs Online Producer Alison Boggs posts and manages content on spokesman.com and its social networking accounts.

Recent work by Alison

Scott Maben Scott Maben is a Deputy City Editor who covers North Idaho news and higher education.

Addy Hatch is the city editor, and formerly was business editor.

Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here