Health IT education: 5 programs worth a look

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By Katie Dvorak

As the summer winds down and fall approaches, it's time to head back to school. For health IT professionals, or those looking to start a career in the industry, there are many education options.

Colleges and universities across the country now offer a wide variety of courses in healthcare information technology and healthcare information security. These courses, which range from certificate programs to graduate degrees, focus on the most current trends in healthcare IT--from health IT policy to data analytics. They offer students the opportunity to begin work as healthcare IT professionals or to take their careers to a new level. 

Some programs are brand new, while others have been offered for a few years. All of them, however, are continuing to expand in size and scope to keep pace with a rapidly growing and constantly changing industry. 

In this special report, FierceHealthIT looks at some of those programs, who they are geared toward and what they offer.

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