Bronx Community College Will Offer Electronic Medical Records Training

Bronx, NY – Bronx Community College (BCC) will offer American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) short-term certificate programs in health information technology and electronic health records. The program is offered to professionals who have experience in either information technology (IT) or information systems (IS), or experience working in health care as a clinical practitioner or medical records professional. The training is designed to support the implementation and meaningful use of electronic health and medical records in hospitals, ambulatory care centers, private physician practices and other health care settings.  The adoption of electronic health information systems is integral to the national agenda to use technology to significantly improve quality care, patient safety, and efficiency in the health care system. The Bronx Community College training project is part of a new community college consortium funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Training will prepare workers for key roles, such as practice workflow and information management redesign specialists, clinician/practitioner consultants, implementation support specialists, implementation managers, technical/software support staff, and trainers.  A limited number of scholarships are available.

For more information, contact BCC’s Continuing and Professional Studies program at (718) 289-5178 or e-mail

Founded in 1957, Bronx Community College (BCC), the oldest of City University of New York’s six community colleges, serves as the engine for academic and economic mobility for motivated students from diverse backgrounds and preparations. More than 11,000 students from over 109 nations are enrolled in 30 associate degree and certificate programs including Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Computer Graphics, Nuclear Medicine, and Business Administration, Digital Arts, Computer Information Systems, Education Associate, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology, Electronic Engineering Technology, Liberal Arts, Marketing, Accounting, Human Services, Media Technology and Paralegal Studies. BCC’s 43-acre campus, high above the Harlem River, features architectural masterpieces of Stanford White and Marcel Breuer, as well as the Hall of Fame of Great Americans, the nation’s first hall of fame. BCC President Carolyn G. Williams is in her 14th year of leadership service to the College, which is located at  2155 University Avenue at West 181st Street, formerly New York University’s uptown campus until 1973.

The College is home to initiatives not commonly associated with two-year institutions, such as the Center for Sustainable Energy, which promotes the use of renewable and efficient energy technologies in urban communities. The National Center for Educational Alliances (NCEA) ) is currently collaborating with South African Further Education and Training Colleges and universities to create linkages between these institutions and is also working to enhance student and academic support at the colleges. NCEA also coordinates the College’s global initiative which facilitates global learning within and outside of the classroom.

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