Cuyahoga Community College to Host Events Focusing On Changes in Health Care

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Grant-funded program offers resources to help workers, organizations and trainers gain the knowledge they need to prepare for transformation in delivery of health care

Significant changes are underway that will enhance the delivery of health care, supporting the “Triple Aim” of better health, better care and lower costs. These changes will require health care workers to develop new competencies and adopt new standards.

In its effort to help the health care workforce prepare for these changes, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) will host a daylong conference titled, “Readying the Health Care Workforce for Transformation: An Educational Framework for Patient-Centered Care Supported by Health IT.”

The conference will be held on June 20, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Global Center for Health Innovation at 1 St. Clair Avenue, N.E., Cleveland, Ohio 44114 and is free to higher education and health care professionals and organizations.

Dan Heath, Senior Fellow at Duke University’s CASE Center and co-author of Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard and Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work, will be the keynote speaker.

Additional nationally recognized speakers will include:

  • Judy Murphy, RN, FACMI, FHIMSS, FAAN, Deputy National Coordinator, Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT
  • Randall D. Cebul, MD, President, Better Health Greater Cleveland
  • Danny Sands, MD, MPH, FACP, FACMI Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School;Co-founder and Past President, Society for Participatory Medicine

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

This event is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator (ONC). Through this grant, Tri-C is accumulating and disseminating a wide range ofmaterials that will help health care workers, employers and educators understand and navigate the transformation to patient-centered, technology-enabled health care delivery.

“The health care system is undergoing changes that will further engage patients, families and communities to enhance the delivery of high-quality, comprehensive, coordinated, accessible and safe health care,” said Patricia Reid, Vice President of Health Education Initiatives. “Achieving the vision of better health care at lower cost will depend on a broad understanding and effective use of information and other tools by the people and organizations that make up the current health care system. Practitioners will have to acquire new skills and knowledge to ensure that they are maximizing the benefits of the changes that are occurring. Tri-C is establishing itself as a leader in creating a learning framework for all levels of the workforce to support this inclusive approach to care, with an emphasis on the technology that will help make it happen.”


The overall goal is to provide colleges, universities, health care systems, workforce organizations and individuals with easy-to-use tools that will aggregate the expertise and insight gained from a broad range of industry experts. Major topic areas include Patient-Centered Care, Meaningful Use, Health Information Exchange, Population Management and Data Analytics.

For information and registration about the June 20 conference, visit or call 216-987-4218.

This project is supported in whole or in part by ARRA HIT Grant # 90CC0079/02-04 awarded to the Cuyahoga Community College by the Federal HHS Office of the National Coordinator.  Cuyahoga Community College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, gender, nor ethnicity.


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