“I’m excited about the opportunity to develop and grow the Health Information Technology program and to work closely with the wealth of available resources, within GTC as well as with industry leaders, to ensure that the program will be successful,” says Griffith.
Griffith comes to Gwinnett Tech with an extensive background as a Registered Health Information Administrator. She has served in managerial positions for hospitals and health information vendors and most recently, as an educator and clinical coordinator for an accredited HIT program within the Technical College System of Georgia.
Griffith said she pursued the position at Gwinnett Tech because it offered the opportunity to guide and grow the college’s new HIT program as well as to continue her passion for educating and mentoring students as they transition into the workforce.
As health industry advances, health information professionals can expect to be in high demand to successfully navigate patient data and healthcare research. Approximately 12,000 to 50,000 new jobs are anticipated by 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
GTC offers a degree and certificate in Health Information Technology.