ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The University of Central Florida (UCF), ranked as the third largest research university in the nation, has announced its new Master of Science program in Health Care Informatics. This program was made possible with a donation from SuiteMed, LLC of its certified SuiteMed IMS, integrated single database Electronic Medical Record (EHR) / Practice Management (PM) solution and CompuTech City, SuiteMed’s Florida-based authorized partner. As EMRs become more widely used, this unique program will meet the needs of the recently enacted healthcare stimulus program which will dramatically increase the demand for trained healthcare informatics personnel.
Over the next five years CompuTech City is committed to donating the necessary hosting, training, software support and updates, valuing the donation at over $2.2M. “We realize the importance of a formalized training program which will enable professionals to attain a better understanding and use of today’s technology, which will take them into the future of health care,” says Saurin Patel, CEO of CompuTech City.
“One of the main goals of the HITECH Act under ARRA is to drive healthcare IT adoption, so helping to make this program possible is absolutely the right start,” says Mark Kozak, SuiteMed, Vice President of Business Development. “Before any healthcare professional can even think about achieving meaningful use and obtaining the available reimbursements, they have to have the right IT solution and trained personnel in place.”
Currently the program has 24 students and is looking to accept 30 students in the fall of 2010. UCF is a regional extension center (REC) for central Florida tasked with assisting medical practices to obtain and use EMRs. The donation from SuiteMed and CompuTech City will enable them to provide assistance and resources for a better understanding and use of healthcare IT.
UCF Stands For Opportunity: The University of Central Florida is a metropolitan research university that ranks as the 3rd largest in the nation with more than 53,500 students. UCF's first classes were offered in 1968. The university offers impressive academic and research environments that power the region's economic development. UCF's culture of opportunity is driven by our diversity, Orlando environment, history of entrepreneurship and our youth, relevance and energy.
Founded in 1998 by practicing pharmacists and physicians, SuiteMed has 230 employees and over 12 years of experience with clinical software solutions. SuiteMed’s IMS (Intelligent Medical Software) provides a fully integrated Scheduler, EMR, Billing Tool, Electronic Eligibility Tracker, e-Document Manager, Letter Writer, Healthcare Portal, and much more. With SuiteMed's integrated solution, saving time and money becomes second nature and service is always the number one priority. Call SuiteMed to find out more at (877) 682-7482. www.SuiteMed.com
About CompuTech City:
Established in the year 2002, CompuTech City provides IT Infrastructure Management Services encompassing planning, optimization, integration and management of IT services, thereby enabling Medical Practices and Small and Enterprise Business Offices to keep their mission-critical applications and IT infrastructure running 24x7. Apart from this, our Service offerings enable Small and Medium Enterprises to have a full-staffed and qualified Virtual IT Department, assisting them in deploying and managing desktops, servers, and networks. For more information call 800.641.CITY. www.CompuTechCity.com
Mark Kozak, 510-686-8429
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