Congratulations to graduates of the Fall 2021 TN HIMSS and Belmont University Health IT Workforce Accelerator. This marks the 14th graduating class and over 150 graduates since the Workforce Acclerator’s inception.

The graduates and their companies are:

Patrick Burke emids
Amber Crick Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Donna DePasquale Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Olivia Edelen HCA Healthcare
Kellie Falls Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Patrick Fears InfoWorks
Aisha Holloway HCA Healthcare
Christine Ishak Ankura
Mitch Kincaid National Healthcare Corporation
Craig McQuistion Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Julia Monroe Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Howard Osaitile Optum
Jennifer Patterson Ankura
Lori Payne Upperline Health
Mara Porter Dayspring Academy
Hallie Rubel Perception Health
Sophia Smith AMSURG
Delonda Wood Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Mary Van Alten VMware

Designed for healthcare professionals of all levels, backgrounds and career paths, the program is available in person and in remote settings and teaches students how the blending of healthcare and IT can affect care outcomes. The curriculum also covers the future of healthcare and business processes in healthcare. Throughout the course, students gain exposure to the healthcare provider, payer and vendor settings. Led by HIT professionals, the program’s students experience real-life challenges and determine best practices to bring into their careers.

The training offers a detailed view of the U.S. healthcare system and policies, along with specialized knowledge about HIT systems and processes. Participants gain an understanding of vendor solutions and options using team-based skills.

For more information and to register for future classes, please visit the Website.