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Competency-Based Education: Solving Today’s Health Information and Technology Needs

4:00pm - 5:00pm Wednesday, February 13
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center


CBE, or competency-based education, is the emerging new approach to learning, which helps those who already work in the HIT field or have expertise in the respective area to gain the necessary foot-hold of obtaining a degree. Students use what they already know to advance through courses and are able to spend time in other areas, building competency they need to be successful. With this approach and its acceptance from the education and healthcare fields, partnership can be built and the need for HIT Professionals can be adequately and competently filled.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss the barriers preventing adults from being prepared for a career in HIT
  • Demonstrate how the use of Competency-Based Education better prepares the learner for the health information technology-centered career they desire
  • Demonstrate, with real-world experiences, how CBE and online learning can be leveraged to engage learners and empower them to effectively manage time spent learning as well as their current work experience
  • Explain why CBE has opposition and identify data that shows the effectiveness of this learning approach regarding time to graduation, job placement, and readiness
  • Illustrate the capacity for improvement in regard to the HIT field, the lack of prepared professionals and those desiring to become educated by facilitating partnerships between healthcare organizations' CBE institutions


Manager, Program Faculty ,
Western Governors University
Manager, Program Faculty,
Western Governor's University...