Healthcare IT Technician
The 2009 Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act – requires US paper records in medical facilities to be converted to electronic records by 2015.
Over $19 Billion Funding – allocated by the US government to fund projects to convert to electronic medical records.
Increasing Job Demand – The US healthcare information technology sector is forecasted to create 50,000 to 200,000 new jobs between February 2010 and 2015.
High Growth Occupations – Ten of the twenty fastest growing occupations in the US are healthcare-related, potentially yielding 3.2 million new jobs over the next decade.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Define and describe concepts and terminology that are fundamental to your understanding of the use of IT in a healthcare environment.
- Describe the medical environment including its organization, stakeholders, and the most significant technologies.
- Leverage core medical concepts to describe the use of IT in the medical workplace.
- Review the essential elements of computing including hardware, software, networking, and change control.
- Review tools and techniques for solving IT problems in the medical workplace.
- Integrate security best practices into your daily Healthcare IT workflow.
Hours to complete – 40
- 1. Healthcare IT Fundamentals
- 2. Computers & Peripherals
- 3. Network Foundations
- 4. The Medical Environment
- 5. Medical Interfaces
- 6. Clinical Software and Change Control
- 7. Document Storage & Management
- 8. Security
- 9. Regulatory Requirements
- Audio: sound card and speakers or headphones for listening
- Internet connection: Cable modem, DSL or better
- Screen resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher
- Internet browser: IE 7 or greater, Firefox 2 or greater
- Pop-up blocker: must be disabled
- Software Recommendation:
While there are no strict prerequisites, CompTIA® intends the Healthcare IT Technician to serve as an add-on to the CompTIA® A+ certification. ContentLogistics provides the A+ course material as a free add-on for all Healthcare IT registrants.
Candidates for this course should have experience and comfort with the following concepts and tasks:
• Computer and networking terminology.
• The functional components of a computer and a network (both wired and wireless).
• Installing and troubleshooting Windows XP and Windows 7.
• Installing and troubleshooting software, hardware, and networking components.
• Working with computer peripherals.
• Setting up, maintaining, and troubleshooting mobile devices.
• Computer and network security best practices.
An introductory course in a Windows operating system, or equivalent skills and knowledge, is recommended.