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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Technical assistance call for the Community College Consortia program: Friday, 1/15

The $70 million Community College Consortia Program will seeks to rapidly create HIT academic programs at Community Colleges (as defined by the 1965 Higher Education Act) or expand existing ones to rapidly create or expand health IT training programs at approximately 70 community colleges throughout the nation.

Please note that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) will be hosting a second Technical Assistance call for potential applicants, next Friday, January 15th from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST.

Interested parties are encouraged to join the call using the following information:

•To participate:
•Dial in number: 888-769-8716
•Participant passcode: 6123844

A previous technical assistance call was held in December 16, and a PowerPoint slide presentation and transcript from the call is available at

There will be time reserved for a Question and Answer session. Please be advised that the TA call will be a listen only event as questions can only be accepted electronically. You are encouraged to submit questions in advance to During the call, questions will be accepted via the questions tab in the Live Meeting environment.

For detailed information on the Community College Consortia program visit

First Time Users:
To save time before the meeting, check your system to make sure it is ready to use Microsoft Office Live Meeting.

Visit for information on additional HITECH funding opportunities.

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