Convened by BioEnterprise and supported by the State of Ohio and the Cleveland Foundation, HIT in the CLE is a health IT talent initiative aimed at growing and diversifying the Northeast Ohio health IT talent pipeline to support a growing and robust biomedical and health IT industry.
Its mission is to grow the local pipeline and availability of highly skilled talent for two critical positions most in demand currently for the Health IT cluster: software developers and data scientists.
The initiative includes participation from the Cleveland Foundation, CoverMyMeds, Hyland Software, IBM Watson Health, OnShift, Pandata, PartsSource, Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals, the MetroHealth System, Cleveland State University, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, John Marshall School of Information Technology, Cuyahoga Community College, John Carroll University and Kent State University.
Since 2015, the collaboration has facilitated:
- access to relevant computer science curricula for roughly 9,500 Cuyahoga County high school students
- over 100 post-secondary student engagements with or visits to regional health IT companies
- approximately 100 high school students hosted annually in a data science competition