Opening of New Health IT Learning Center at The University of Texas at Austin

June 6, 2011

Event: Opening of the new Health Information Technology Learning Center in the Norman Hackerman Building

When: 4–6 p.m., June 6

Where: Norman Hackerman Building, 100 East 24th St., The University of Texas at Austin campus

Background: The College of Natural Sciences’ Health Information Technology (Health IT) program offers an intensive nine-week certification program that prepares students for a technology-driven medical workplace.

The program includes:

  • Expert faculty in theoretical and applied areas of health IT
  • Six weeks of coursework, case studies, activities and experience working with six different electronic health record (EHR) systems
  • A 12-day practicum that immerses students in experiences with Health IT companies or organizations
  • Job placement services, including help with resumes, interview skills, activities and events that connect students with Health IT executives and hiring managers
  • A “Health Information Management and Exchange Specialist” certificate, which qualifies graduates for a variety of job opportunities

A hallmark of the program is the new Health IT Learning Center in the Norman Hackerman Building, a modern teaching facility dedicated to health IT education.

See the following Web sites for more information on the program: Health IT at The University of Texas at Austin and Start a New Career in Health IT.

For more information, contact: Lee Clippard, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 512-232-0104; Dr. Leanne Field, 512-475-8897.