The Baby-Boomer generation has been the catalyst for dramatic change in American lifestyle, politics, and music during the past half-century. As the Baby-Boomers continue to age they are also having a significant impact on healthcare in the U.S. According to the statistics, 2011 is the year that the first of the Baby-Boomer generation will reach retirement age.
The expanded demand created by aging Baby-Boomers is creating an increase in the need for health care services, pharmaceuticals, and skilled health care workers. In order to meet the demand for a larger health care workforce, much of the training and even services that were traditionally only conducted in a face-to-face environment are now available online.
Many healthcare providers throughout the country are a part of the national Telehealth/Telemed system. This system links local healthcare providers with healthcare experts throughout the country. For example a small rural hospital that does not have a trained neurologist may be able to conduct an emergency consulation for a stroke patient with a neurologist hundreds of miles away.
Many healthcare professionals are being trained in an online environment. Clark College Corporate and Continuing Education is currently offering a variety of self-paced and instructor supported courses to meet the training needs of pharmacy technicians, medical coders, healthcare managers, and patient support specialists. Our online courses provide students with the latest information and skills in healthcare management, patient management, medical coding, and other healtcare related topics.