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Optimum Healthcare IT, a Best in KLAS healthcare IT staffing and consulting services company, announced that Robert Morris University (RMU) is the newest university partner in the Optimum CareerPath™ program. The CareerPath program is the first apprenticeship program focused on Healthcare IT, creating career pathways between college students and the healthcare industry. Joining UT San Antonio, the University of North Florida, the University of Colorado Denver, and the University of Rhode Island, RMU, located in suburban Pittsburgh, becomes the 5th Optimum CareerPath university partner.

Healthcare organizations face many talent management challenges, such as costs, HR time constraints, training investment, attrition, diversity and inclusion, and inexperienced entry-level hires as they work to build their teams. Optimum CareerPath is a targeted recruiting, training, and placement program focused on identifying and training high aptitude, early-career employees. These employees are then placed with our healthcare clients to help fill their teams with diverse, high-potential budget-friendly new talent.

Our mission is to be the gateway for great careers and great lives, and that means preparing students for the unique and evolving demands of each industry, said Derya Jacobs, RMU senior vice president for corporate relations and strategic initiatives. Partnering with a cutting-edge company such as Optimum Healthcare IT ensures that our graduates will make an immediate impact in this growing field.

RMU graduates who enter the Optimum CareerPath program will go through an immersive training program that consists of two phases. The first phase is a Digital Health Certification Program, developed in partnership with the College of Healthcare Information Executives (CHIME), where a solid foundation of healthcare and healthcare IT knowledge is formed. Upon completing phase one, students move into phase two for application-specific technical tracks, focusing on specific IT skills and platforms used by healthcare organizations. After training, graduates are assigned to a project to gain practical industry experience and start a rewarding career in Healthcare IT while receiving mentorship from Optimum staff throughout their assignment.

The recruiting and screening process of candidates from our University Partnerships has brought us some amazing students and has allowed us to tailor the candidates to the needs of our clients, said Jason Jarrett, CEO of Optimum Healthcare IT. I am excited to welcome Robert Morris University to the Optimum CareerPath program, and I am looking forward to seeing the quality candidates from the University.

For more information on the Optimum CareerPath program, click here.

About Robert Morris University
Robert Morris University is a nationally ranked doctoral research university enrolling approximately 4,600 undergraduate and graduate students in more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. RMU offers fully online courses as well as a traditional residential college experience at its campus on 230 scenic acres 17 miles from downtown Pittsburgh. The Colonials compete in 15 NCAA Division I sports, including basketball, football, volleyball, and lacrosse. Learn more at

About Optimum Healthcare IT

Optimum Healthcare IT is a Best in KLAS healthcare IT digital transformation and consulting firm based in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Optimum’s comprehensive service offerings include Enterprise Application Services, Digital Transformation, and Workforce Management, which features our skill development program, Optimum CareerPath®. Backed by a leadership team with extensive expertise, we deliver tailored healthcare consulting solutions to diverse organizations.

Visit or call 1.904.373.0831 to learn how your organization can utilize our solutions.


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