The Office for the National Coordinator recently announced that more than 2,000 HIT workers have graduated from its Community College Consortia program, which offers non-degree HIT programs that can be completed in six months.

The program is one of ONC’s responses to what it estimates will be a severe HIT worker shortfall (around 50,000 workers) in the coming years. Many CIOs report they can’t find butts to fill HIT seats, and also report their implementations are falling behind as a result.

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