Advancing Health Information Technologies Through Faculty Empowerment
The University of Kansas School of Nursing in collaboration with the Schools of Nursing at the University of Colorado Denver, Johns Hopkins University, and Indiana University, in partnership with the National League for Nursing (NLN) presents:
HITS: Health Information Technology Scholars Program
Supported by HRSA - Faculty Development: Integrated Technology into Nursing Education & Practice Initiative. This project is supported by a five-year, $1.5 million grant provided by The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA’s) Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr) in partnership with the Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT).
The Health Information Technology Scholars (HITS) project is designed to develop, implement, disseminate and sustain a faculty development collaborative (FDC) initiative to integrate information technologies in nursing curriculum and expand the capacity of collegiate schools of nursing to educate students for the 21st century.
The target audience is faculty from diverse academic settings who are enthusiastic about integrating health information and other technologies in their curriculum to prepare future practitioners with a new skill set. These faculty will advance their leadership skills within and beyond their own institution. They will acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes to educate practitioner to meet the competencies required for improving quality, safety and efficiencies in healthcare. In addition, Scholars will develop a support network for innovative education, receive a certificate of recognition and be awarded continuing education credit for their participation.