Normandale Community College - Continuing Education - recently received a $966,000 grant for two years from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT to further advance healthcare reform goals, including much-needed up-skilling for healthcare workers and facilities in health IT related fields. The Accelerating Care Transformation through Health Information Technology (ACT Health IT) program is developing a training program to meet the needs of the healthcare workforce, facilities and the rapidly changing industry. The ACT Health IT training will focus on four key topic areas. These areas include Care Coordination, Population Health Management, New Payment and Delivery Models, and Value-Based Care and Patient-Centered Care.

  • ENHANCE your role in healthcare and upskill your team:

Trainings will enhance skill sets to enable you or your staff to work more efficiently, knowledgeably and hopefully, with less stress. Topics cover introductory and advanced levels – allowing you to choose how in-depth you would like to go into a topic or knowledge set.

  • PREPARE for the transition to value-driven care:

This training will help you and your organization understand healthcare transformation in a practical, usable way - why it’s important; how it will impact job roles, workflows, care delivery, and the financial considerations of healthcare.

  • BUILD TEAMS to improve care delivery, quality and support

By learning critical topics like data analytics, value-based care and population health concepts, workers will be more apt to appreciate and participate in changing activities and thrive due to healthcare reform, using technology more effectively and accurately, increasing care coordination, redesigning workflows, and more.

Be In-the-Know About Healthcare Transformation – Understand the Drivers, Key Activities, and Changing Systems in Healthcare

Reform Spells Opportunity – Jobs, Technology, Quality Improvement – You need to understand it to leverage it.


Healthcare reform and transformation is complicated at best. But at a simple level, it is about using technology, systems and process more and with higher quality. That will allow us to delivery care, using relevant data and effective systems. And thrive in new financial models that reward outcomes and satisfaction versus rote services.


So how can you make these connections and truly understand what is happening, why it it’s happening and how it might affect your work? Or even provide opportunities for new or different work?


You can take these courses for free (if you have a connection to healthcare activities in any way, such as supporting IT, project management, work for insurance, pharmacy, vendors, etc.)

Three available Learning Tracks available are:

Healthcare Data Analytics
o Understanding Healthcare Data Analytics – 8 Hours
o Clinical Data Analytics & Learning Health System 9.5 Hours

Value-Based Care
o The Business of Value-Based Care – 8.25 Hours
o Applications of Value-Based Care – 6.75 Hours
o Contracts for Value-Based Care – 2 Hours

Population Health
o Population Health Policy – 6 Hours
o Population Health Data Analytics – 7.5 Hourso Population Health Interventions – 9 Hours

  • This activity is jointly provided by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Normandale Community College.
  • Training is FREE and available until capacity is met (or until May 2017).
  • Courses are short: between 7-11 hours in length and are open for 2 weeks/course.
  • Coursework is all online with learning coach support.
  • Certificates are awarded upon successful completion of each course.
  • Coursework has been approved by the NNCC (National Nurse-Led Care Consortium) and the AANP (American Association of Nurse Practitioners)
  • Coursework has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
  • CME and MOC credits are available for a small $45 one-time fee which covers all coursework through this program. – Fee only applies if you want the CME credits.
  • CE hours are also available and are included in certificate of completion at no cost for Healthcare Data Analytics and Value-Based Care coursework.
  • Anyone working with or in healthcare related activities or organizations qualify. That includes allied health, pharmacy, insurance, public health, etc.

Enroll and view CME details here: