Washington Health Information Industry-Education Council (WHIIEC)

The Health Care Authority convenes and facilitates the Washington Health Information Industry-Education Council. The Washington Health Information Industry-Education Council is a forum for representatives of employers and Health Information Technology education/training programs to align educational opportunities with Health Information Technology staffing needs of health care providers, public health agencies, insurers and other employers and to provide meaningful career opportunities for graduates.

Its members include representatives of the University of Washington, Eastern Washington University, community colleges (including the workforce development consortium under ARRA/HITECH), hospitals, medical practices, tribal clinics, Health Information Technology professional societies and the Regional Extension Center. 

WHIIEC Health Information Technology Educational Resource Inventory
The inventory is a free listing of post-secondary education programs offered in Washington or online that prepare students for a career in health information technology or enhance the health information skill sets of those in other health-related or IT occupations. The listing is designed to provide pertinent information about each program—duration, cost, prerequisites, and typical career outcomes. It provides web contact information for each program to allow users to access more complete information. The inventory is developed and maintained by the Washington Health Information Industry-Education Council (WHIIEC), and the initiative is recognized by MGMA Washington State.

The content on this page was adapted from information provided by WHIIEC.


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