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Hospital and College Create New IT Job

November 27, 2007
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Asante Health System and Rogue Community College, both in Medford, Ore., have launched a healthcare informatics assistant (IA) training program.

IAs will have combined medical and IT knowledge, and can manage medical data for clinicians while providing technical support and computer system training, says the hospital.

Asante and RCC jointly developed the program with a $433,000 grant from the Princeton, N.J.-based Robert Wood Johnson Foundation "Jobs to Careers" initiative. The investment in the IA training totaled $1 million. The pay range for the position at Asante is from $12.39-$17.25/hour, rising to a maximum rate of $19/hour.

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