Fulcrum Methods, a provider of methodologies to assist healthcare IT personnel with project and program management, is extending its current product offerings to include curriculum and training programs for education and professional development purposes. An essential component of the program is designed to address the shortfall of skilled IT personnel needed to implement and support a national electronic healthcare system.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the Department of Education and others, there will be a shortfall of 51,000 qualified health IT workers required over the next five years to meet the needs of hospitals and physicians as they adopt electronic health records (EHRs). Adoption of EHRs is being driven by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (HITECH), which provides incentives to advance the appropriate use of health information technology.
The Fulcrum Methods curriculum and training program can be used in response to a development grant in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Higher education organizations interested in using Fulcrum Methods curriculum and training programs as part of a grant response or healthcare IT training or degree program should contact Fulcrum Methods directly for further discussion.
The Fulcrum Methods curriculum and training program can be used directly by healthcare organizations, consulting service organizations and software or technology vendors to advance the healthcare IT skills and capabilities of their workforce. For more information go to http://www.fulcrummethods.com