Atlanta, GA, May 06, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Atlanta Technical College to Receive More than $1 Million to Advance Health Information Technology
Atlanta Technical College will receive more than $ 1 million in grant funding as part of the Information Technology Professionals in Health Care: Community College Consortia to Educate Health Information Technology Professionals Cooperative Agreement Program. Through the program, community and technical colleges will provide training in six Health Information Technology (HIT) workforce roles. Only colleges with HIT programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management were solicited for participation in the Region D consortium assembled by Pitt Community College.
The Region D consortium will serve a population of 97,020,826 persons and includes colleges located in 12 of the 13 U.S. states in the region. Out of the 20 colleges selected for participation in the collaborative, Atlanta Technical College is the only Georgia-based institution. The grants which are funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (P.L. 111-5), Title XIII, and issued by the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, aim to significantly upgrade the nation’s health care system by increasing the number of qualified healthcare practitioners, modernizing medical systems, enhancing data retrieval processes, and improving the continuity of health care across the spectrum.
About The Atlanta Technical College
Atlanta Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is located in the city of Atlanta, is an accredited institution of higher education that provides affordable lifelong learning opportunity, associate degree, diplomas, technical certificates of credit, customized business and industry training, continuing education and other learning services using state-of-the-art technology in more than 100 fields. The integration of academics and applied career preparation to enhance student learning is essential in meeting the workforce demands and economic development needs of the people, businesses, and communities of Fulton and Clayton Counties.
Contact: Terreta A. Rodgers
Director of College Advancement
Atlanta Technical College
Phone (404) 225-4604