Health IT Certificate Series. www.collin.edu/ce. Why Health IT?. Health information technology (health IT) makes it possible for health care providers to better manage patient care through secure use and sharing of health information.
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Health (HITECH) Act - office of the National Coordinator,
Healthcare & Human Services coordinates this nationwide effort.
EHR system, providers will reap benefits beyond
financial incentives–such as reduction in errors,
availability of records and data, reminders and alerts
clinical decision support, and e-prescribing/refill
* Source: Office of the National Coordinator, Healthcare & Human Services
and other measures.
they're using certified EHR technology in ways that can be
measured significantly in quality and in quantity.
*Source “Healthcare Informatics Magazine”
No previous Healthcare or IT experience?
Consider the following scenario:
Step 1: Complete a basic healthcare certification such as
Medical Coding (CPC) or Health Unit Coordinator (HUC).
Step 2: Begin working in the healthcare industry
Step 3: Seek information and volunteer opportunities on health IT
related projects to gain experience, network, make yourself marketable
Step 4: Obtain Health IT certification training
Step 5: Look for Health IT employment opportunities in entry level
For students new to both health care and IT
Build on skills, previous training, and experience!
For individuals with previous healthcare experience (such as CPC, CCS, and RN)
For individuals with previous IT experience
submit application and resume