Palm Beach State College has signed a memorandum of understanding with Modernizing Medicine to create an innovative training hub at the college’s new Loxahatchee Groves campus for students preparing for health information technology careers and medical professionals learning to use systems for digitizing and managing patient records.
The memorandum of understanding provides that Modernizing Medicine would give PBSC students training for healthcare jobs, access to its groundbreaking iPad-based electronic health record (EHR) system, ModMed EMA, and practice management system, ModMed PM.
“Our goal is to ensure that our students continue to receive quality hands-on training using the best and latest technology available so when they graduate they are prepared for the real environments in which they will work,’’ PBSC President Ava Parker said. “This relationship with Modernizing Medicine will help us with that. It is a great opportunity for our students, as well as the employers that will hire them. We want employers to feel confident that our graduates will be highly trained when they walk through their doors.”
Dan Cane, an original founder of Blackboard, established Modernizing Medicine in 2010 with Lake Worth dermatologist Dr. Michael Sherling. Modernizing Medicine initially developed a specialty-specific EHR system for dermatologists, but it expanded through the years and now offers it for seven other specialties, including ophthalmology, orthopedics, plastic surgery, otolaryngology, gastroenterology and more.
“Modernizing Medicine is thrilled with the opportunity to work with Palm Beach State College,’’ Cane said. “It’s vital that companies and local educational institutions work together to help prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s job opportunities, especially in the science, technology, engineering, arts and math fields.”
ABOVE: PBSC President Ava L. Parker with Dan Cane of Modernizing Medicine.