As the adoption of EHRs and other health IT surges, the need for a strong health IT workforce also grows. In response to this need, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced two additional grant programs to support the training and development of the health IT workforce.  These programs are titled Information Technology Professionals in Health Care: Program of Assistance for University-Based Training Programs (University-Based Training Program) and Information Technology Professionals in Health Care: Competency Examination for Individuals (Competency Examination Program).

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