July 10, 2018

Fifteen students recently completed the seventh cohort of the TN HIMSS and Belmont University Health IT Workforce Accelerator graduated, putting the program well over 100 students since it started three years ago.

Designed for healthcare professionals of all levels, backgrounds and career paths, the program 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 graduating students and their companies are:

  • Dalton Autrey – Ardent Health
  • Megan Brown – Perception Health
  • Andrew Downs – Perception Health
  • Kelli Durrett – Vanderbilt
  • Corey Fleming – BCBS TN
  • Josh Lloyd – Perception Health
  • April Lomax – BCBS TN
  • Levi Long – CHS – TN
  • Carolyn Miller – BCBS TN
  • Tammy McDulin – BCBS TN
  • Rusty Strange – Amsurg
  • Srikanth Samudrala – BCBS TN
  • Jenny Thompson – BCBS
  • Shelia Wallis – HCA
  • Mike Wilson – BCBS TN

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: https://tnhimss.org/programs/education/hit-accelerator-program/