Teaching old dogs new tricks

COACH, Canada’s health informatics association, has raised the alarm about a potential shortage of qualified healthcare IT professionals.  Given this concern, I was intrigued to read about one US approach to dealing with a similar shortage:

http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/university-aims-healthcare-informatics-program-unemployed-professionals

This approach takes advantage of the skills people already while giving people not yet ready to exit the workforce new opportunities.  Clearly a win / win situation, one that we might want to consider in Canada.

Mike

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