Schools launching programs to develop more health IT workers; OIM wants EMRs to have info on gays

> Community colleges and universities are bulking up programs to help bring 50,000 trained health IT professionals into workforce. That's the estimated number of trained, qualified workers we'll need to help hospitals and physicians achieve meaningful use, iHealth Beat reports. About $164 million in federal grants will help grow these educational programs. Article

> Collecting data on sexual orientation and gender identity through electronic health records could help address health issues among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine. 

> GE Healthcare named Jan De Witte as president and CEO of the $1.4 billion IT Healthcare business. De Witte had been serving as president and CEO of GE Healthcare's Performance Solutions division. Announcement

> James Noga has been named CIO at Partners HealthCare in Boston. Noga is former CIO at Massachusetts General Hospital. Press release

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