Optimum Healthcare IT, a Best in KLAS healthcare IT staffing and consulting services company, announced that they have partnered with The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Alumni Association 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. The UTSA Alumni Association joins the University of North Florida, the University of Colorado Denver, and the University of Rhode Island as Optimum CareerPath partners.
Participants who enter the Optimum CareerPath program will go through an extensive 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 talent our students and Alumni bring to the healthcare industry will be invaluable, said UTSA Alumni Association President Yvonne Addison. We are proud of the futures our Alumni will have through their participation in the Optimum CareerPath program.
One of the biggest hiring challenges in the Healthcare IT industry is the skills gap that is causing organizations to struggle to fill positions. Additionally, as new technologies begin to be utilized, new jobs are being created to implement and manage technology. The Optimum CareerPath program is an alternative staffing model that increases diversity and access to the local workforce. This allows for hiring the right talent, with the right skills, at the right time while reducing the overall costs of healthcare IT initiatives.
As we prepare to launch our third training class, adding more partners to the Optimum CareerPath program becomes more important, said Jason Jarrett, CEO of Optimum Healthcare IT. The quality of students that UTSA graduates from their programs will provide us with a pipeline of highly-skilled candidates to serve the healthcare industry.
For more information on the Optimum CareerPath program, click here.
About The UTSA Alumni Association
The UTSA Alumni Association serves over 135,000 UTSA graduates and supports the initiatives, programs, and efforts of The University of Texas at San Antonio, the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region with an enrollment of 34,000 students. The Association is dedicated to the university’s advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service.
About Optimum Healthcare IT
Optimum Healthcare IT is a Best in KLAS healthcare IT staffing and consulting services firm based in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Optimum provides world-class professional staffing services to fill any need as well as consulting services that encompass advisory, EHR implementation, training and activation, managed services, enterprise resource planning, technical services, and ServiceNow® – supporting our client’s needs through the continuum of care. Our leadership team has extensive experience in providing expert healthcare staffing and consulting solutions to all types of organizations.
Visit www.optimumhit.com or call 1.904.373.0831 to find out how your organization can take advantage of our solution offerings.