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Representatives from NoVaHealthFORCE and the Greater Washington Board of Trade Healthcare Workforce Task Force were invited to present on Oct 17, 2005 at the 77th American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Convention and Exhibit in San Diego on:

Innovative Solutions in Tough Times: Tackling the Health Care HIT Workforce Crisis

  • Brian Foley , MEd, MHA, CPHQ, FACHE, Northern Virginia Community College representing NoVaHealthFORCE
  • Janet Hinchcliff , MBA, PricewaterhouseCoopers representing NoVaHealthFORCE
  • Malo Andre Hutson , MCP, PhD Candidate, Futureworks representing Greater Washington Board of Trade
  • David Hunn , MPA, Northern Virginia Workforce Investment Board and mySkillsource representing NoVaHealthFORCE

Health Information Technology (HIT) is listed as number one of the 76 occupations projected to grow the fastest during the 2002-2012 time period by the Department of Labor (among those jobs that require post-secondary education or training below the bachelor's degree). The projected supply of new graduates will not meet this huge demand. The speakers gave an overview of NoVaHealthFORCE and GWBOT Healthcare Workforce Task Force structure, purpose, their study's findings, and their plans for innovative and unprecedented action to resolve the Healthcare Workforce crisis. See PowerPoint Presentation.

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