HealthCare IT Program Overview

This certificate program will provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to implement, deploy, and support health-care IT systems in U.S. clinical settings. Topics to be addressed in the training include regulatory requirements, healthcare termi¬nology/acronyms, hardware software including Microsoft Office, basic networking, security, and a basic understanding of practice workflow while adhering to code of conduct policies and security best practices. The training will prepare participants to sit for the CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician Certificate which is a vendor and technology neutral credential that validates the operational, regulatory, and security knowledge necessary to provide hardware and software support in healthcare environments where Elec¬tronic Health Records (EHRs) are used. The credential is most applicable to participants seeking positions as implementation specialists and technical/software support specialists.

To receive this Alliance Certificate you must successfully complete the following courses:

Healthcare Terminology and Regulations

In this eight (8) hour foundation class, participants will receive instruction on Healthcare Regulations and Terminology. One of the primary objectives of the class is to give non-healthcare professionals foundational knowledge to work in an IT capacity in the healthcare environment. The course will address the following: medical terminology, standards, agencies, laws, regulations, HIPAA controls, record retention, disposal, and archiving, and legal best practices, requirements, and documentation. In addition to giving participants an overview of healthcare regulations and terminology, the course will assist in preparing nonhealthcare professionals for the CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician course.
Course Length: 8 hours
Prerequisite: None

CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals

The CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals course ensures knowledge of PC components, functionality, compatibility and related technology topics. The course covers the explanation of technology and computer hardware basics, compatibility issues and common errors, software installation and functions, security risks and prevention. Participants will also learn about Green IT and preventative maintenance of computers.
Course Length: 32 hours
Prerequisite: None (Retiring August 30th)

CompTIA IT Fundamentals

CompTIA will replace Strata IT Fundamentals in mid October 2015. Certificate will be updated as information becomes available.

Microsoft Office Overview

This eight (8) hour course will give participants the skills needed to take full advantage of Office 2013 features. Participants will explore: creating documents using templates; customizing using document using themes, page layouts, tables, adding images and multimedia to the document, creating and managing presentations, creating and editing worksheets, formatting cell data, working with equations and formulas, creating and formatting charts, managing multiple outlook accounts, customizing the outlook user interface, creating, responding, formatting emails, formatting item content and working with attachments,
creating, adding, and assigning signatures, cleaning up messages.
Course Length: 8 hours
Prerequisite: Healthcare Terminology and Regulations

CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician

The CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to implement, deploy, and support Health IT systems in various clinical settings. Successful candidates will understand regulatory requirements, healthcare terminology/ acronyms, and possess a basic understanding of practice workflow while adhering to code of conduct policies and security best practices.
Topics Include:

  • Regulatory requirements
  • Organizational behavior
  • IT operations
  • Medical business operations
  • Security

Course Length: 40 hours
Prerequisite: CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals and Healthcare Terminology and Regulations and Microsoft Office Overview

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