The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) created the Community College Consortia to Educate Health IT Professionals in Health Care Program and University-based Training Program to increase the workforce of skilled health IT specialists that can help transition health care providers to electronic health records (EHRs). The Community College Consortia Program includes 82 member community colleges representing all 50 states, and the University-based Training Program includes 9 member universities in 9 states. The member community colleges and universities received funding to rapidly create health IT academic programs, or expand existing health IT training programs that can be completed in six months or less. This data provides the number of students trained through both programs, segmented by rural and urban areas for each U.S. state. The data is through September, 2013: the duration of the program. This data is an artifact of ONC's performance measurement for the Recovery and HITECH Acts
Data Source: ONC Community College Consortia Program and University-based Training Program data
Data Range: September, 2013
Last Updated: 06/01/2014
*This data is API accessible. See /api for documentation and guidance on how to use the API.
Methods and Notes: This data set provides the number of students trained in each state, segmented by geographic area: rural or urban. This data is as of the end of the programs: September 2013.
Documentation:Documentation data: [.json]
|Data Field||Data Description||Additional Information|
|region||Region // The region name for the data. This includes all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and its territories.|
|region_code||Region Code // The abbreviation code for the region name. This includes all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and its territories.|
|period||Time Period // Time period for the data. The first four digits correspond to the year of the data, and any other digits refer to the month of the data, beginning with "01"/January and ending with "12"/December.|
|geo_area||Geographic Area // The geographic designation of the area where the trained students reside.||This field has three distinct values: "Urban-Large Cities/Metropolitan Areas", "Rural-Small Cities/Micropolitan Areas", and "Rural-Other/Not Core Based Statistical Area". For value, "Unknown", the students' information was incomplete to correctly geo-code her residence.|
|students_trained||Total Students Trained // The cumulative number of students who completed training during the duration of the Workforce Programs.||This includes students trained through both the Community College Consortia and University-based Training Programs.|
This is an ongoing project managed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. If you have any questions or concerns about this documentation, please contact ONC.Request@hhs.gov