The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), within the Department of Health and Human Services, has offered incentives to physicians and hospitals to implement electronic health records that meet meaningful use standards.The Health IT Workforce Program was granted $84 million to train both healthcare and IT professionals to meet the workforce need. More information about the federal initiatives can be found at www.healthit.hhs.gov ( http://www.healthit.hhs.gov/ ).The HITECH Workforce Program at Midland College is designed to cross-train professionals with a background in HIT or IT and prepare them for the federal initiative of Electronic Health Recordsimplementation.- Curriculum developed by Johns Hopkins, Columbia, Duke, University of Alabama and Oregon State University HSC. - All course materials are online - no books to buy! - 100% tuition reimbursement available. - Can be completed in six months or less. - Job placement assistance available.For more details about the HITECH program, visit www.midland.edu/hitt/hitech.php or call 432-685-6891.