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How is training delivered?

Asynchronous                                         e-Learning                                   Learning Support (Coaches)

Training is delivered completely online in an asynchronous format to meet the needs and time constraints of busy professionals. Trainees will have a designated date range to complete the coursework. Learning coaches are available in some courses to assist you and answer any questions.  

What is the time commitment?

6-12 Hours, depending on course                                         2-week cohorts

Courses range in total duration, noted above and on the View Courses page. They can be completed whenever it is most convenient for the trainee. Courses will remain open for two cohorts (4 weeks). Trainees may request more time to finish the course if needed. 


Who can take the training?

Anyone in healthcare                          Anyone working in a field related to healthcare
Individuals, departments or entire organizations can sign up for this training. Trainees must be working in healthcare or at a healthcare-related organization.  

How much does the training cost?

Taking this training is completely FREE of charge free of charge through May 2017 – funded by the ONC (Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.) To obtain CME credit there is a one-time $45 fee which covers all of the eligible courses. << The CME fee has been waived through 6/20/17!

Why is this training being offered?

The  delivery and management of healthcare is transforming!

The ONC has awarded two-year grants to seven educational institutions across the country intended to drive care transformation forward through health IT. The goals of the grant were to update all of the existing ONC curriculum, develop new curriculum in a number of high-need topics, and collectively train at least 7,000 healthcare professionals in the identified gap-areas where health IT has evolved in recent years. 

Who is running this program?

Johns Hopkins University                               Normandale Community College

Normandale Community College and Johns Hopkins University are partnering on the delivery of the e-learning we developed. This means trainees in any of the listed courses will have a similar experience and a centralized location to access all of their courses. Specifically, Normandale has developed the e-learning for the Healthcare Data Analytics and Value-Based Care certificate tracks, and Johns Hopkins developed the e-learning for the Population Health certificate track. 

Will I get a certificate of completion?

CME                                           MOC                                Contact Hours                              CEUs

All courses qualify for CME/MOC credits. (click here for accreditation details) Healthcare Data Analytics and Value-Based Care courses will also include Contact Hours and CEUs. What does that mean? People commonly refer to CME or MOC credits as CEUs, but in this case they are not exactly the same. Click here for more details.  

Next Steps

Step 1: Select | Step 2: Register | Step 3: Prepare | Step 4: Begin

Step 1: Select a course 

Review the courses and select which course or courses most interest you. When you are ready, proceed to Step 2 to register for your course(s).

Step 2: Register for a course

After making your selection, click on the link to be taken to our registration page. Complete the form with the required information, select your course and submit the form. 

Step 3: Receive confirmation and prepare 

After submitting your registration form you will be brought to a website confirming that your information has been received. Your login credentials will be emailed to you the day before your course starts. If you do not receive your login information by the day the course starts, please contact a student services member at 952.358.8343 or ncal@normandale.edu.

Step 4: Begin the course

Your course will open on the first day of the cohort selected. You may log in and acclimate yourself to the online learning environment, and enjoy your learning journey!

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Health Information Technology Training




This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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The CME fee has been temporarily waived through 6/20/17. This is limited to the first 450 trainees who register, complete a course, and apply for CMEs by 6/20/2017. 

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and Normandale Community College are jointly offering free e-Learning courses designed for busy, working adults to upgrade their skills in the transforming healthcare industry. 

This program is funded and sponsored by the ONC (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.)