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The REC supports the development of health IT workforce in Arizona in a variety of ways. We invite you to learn more about health IT workforce development. 

REC Workforce Development/Intern Program
As part of its program and services, the REC offers a workforce development/intern program that pairs qualified health IT interns with REC member practices and other health care organizations that support health IT. The intern program is managed and administered by ASU's Department of Biomedical Informatics, an REC collaborator organization.

Interns provide additional support and assistance to organizations and practices to support EHR implementation, optimization, Meaningful Use and other related health IT activities. Best of all, the stipend for all interns are covered by the REC (participating organizations are asked only to pay a nominal $100 application fee to assist the REC with administrative costs).

REC interns are qualified professionals that have either health care or IT backgrounds with additional health IT training. Internships begin September 19, 2011 and end December 9, 2011. Interns work approximately 10 hours per week for a 12-week period.

If you feel your practice or organization could benefit from an intern and you are committed to providing a valuable intern experience, please take the following steps:

  1. Go to, create a new account and complete the online application by August 31, 2011.
  2. Mail at $100 application fee check to:
    Arizona Health-e Connection, Attn: REC Internship Program, 3877 N. 7th St, Suite 130, Phoenix, AZ 85014.

Need More Information?
With questions about the REC Workforce Development/Intern Program, please contact


Community College Consortia to Educate Health IT Professionals Program
The Community College Consortia to Educate Health Information Technology Professionals Program is a federally funded program that seeks to rapidly create health IT education and training programs at community colleges or expand existing programs. Community colleges funded under this initiative have established non-degree training programs that can be completed in six months or less. Tuition is at no cost for accepted participants.

In Arizona, two community colleges—Gateway and Pima—are participating in this program. This is a great opportunity for practice office staff to build and enhance their HEALTH IT skills that will directly and positively impact the practice and health care in Arizona.

Topics covered in these courses include:

  • Practice workflow and information management redesign
  • Implementation planning, support and management
  • Technical/software expertise

Learn More by Contacting These Participating Colleges...

Gateway Community College
Jay Covell
Phone: 602.286.8845

Pima Community College
Sharon Macias
Phone: 520.206.7278
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Arizone Health-e Connection acknowledges the Office of the NAtional Coordinator, Department of Health and Human Services for its support of this program, which is funded under award number 90RC0035/01.