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  1. Kennebec Valley Community College Program Update April 19, 2012 HIT Steering Committee Martha Vrana-Bossart MSN, RN-BC Director, Health IT Program

  2. 2nd Year Evaluation • Evaluation at end of March, 2012 for grant year two • Independent evaluator • Surveyed students, instructors, stakeholders • Topics evaluated • Program changes • Program effectiveness • Student enrollment • Stakeholder feedback • Student feedback • Consultant track • Engineer track

  3. Program Changes • Content of three tracks realigned into 2 tracks • Engineer • Consultant • Admission requirement • AA degree (some prior college education) • Gap program offered in June 2011 • provide earlier Practice Work Flow Track cohorts “missing elements of new Consultant Track • Founding coordinator left mid-December • New Director started end-February • Engineer instructor left November 2011 • September enrollees without instructor for 7 weeks • Once new instructor hired, class “caught-up” and completed by mid-March

  4. Student Enrollment Enrollment of 140 students = 93% of target (150 students)* *Included “gap” program when Practice Work-Flow Track was absorbed into Consulting Track Most trainees are current incumbent workers in a healthcare setting

  5. Attrition/Retention Attrition dropped from year one to year two. Completion rate of 90%

  6. Program Effectiveness • Evaluator met with both Engineer Tack students and Consultant Track students • Two faculty members were asked for feedback-one provided • Three employers of September 2011 enrollees queried • Two members of Program Advisory Committee queried

  7. Suggestions • Greater hands-on labs in the engineering track • Additional instruction in the Consultant Track • Basic IT instruction-IT vocabulary • Public awareness about content & value of both KVCC EHR program and HITPro Examinations • Assistance with HITPro Examinations • Internship opportunities

  8. Conclusion • Program at end of second year • Granted a no-cost extension of program to complete this year’s work in September 2012 (last cohorts complete then) • Granted a third year of funding to operate in all three Northern New England states (Maine, New Hampshire & Vermont) • Additional staffing: • Full time consultant track instructor hired: Lorie Smith • Part time administrative specialist hired: Ted Bessey • Go-to meeting software to allow for “virtual classroom”

  9. Future Classes