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Health Care Money Coming To Aid In Education

Governor Bev Perdue is scheduled to meet with administrators at Pitt Community College Friday morning to talk about the Health Information Technology Consortium.

It's a 70 million dollar federal program to get people educated and then working in the healthcare profession.

The US Department of Labor estimates a shortfall in the next five years of 50,000 qualified health IT workers required to meet the needs of hospitals and physicians as they move to adopt electronic health care systems.

The HIT Consortium was developed to prepare workers within six months to begin careers in six critical health IT areas.

This money has been allotted to only five institutions in the country.


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