The Healthcare Information Technology certificate program provides an opportunity for professionals with an IT, healthcare or project management background to prepare for a new career in this field.
Healthcare Information Technology Skills are In-Demand
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act requires meaningful improvements to patient electronic record-keeping systems by 2016.
Hospitals and eligible professionals are required to meet HITECH criteria to receive Medicare payment adjustments and incentives. This has created a great demand within the healthcare industry.
Professionals with strong technical knowledge and healthcare industry savvy can be trained to identify and implement solutions that take into account the complexity of the industry and facilitate a better flow of information in accordance with State and Federal regulations and mandates.
The Certificate in Healthcare Information Technology consists of four required courses totaling 63 hours of lecture and discussion. 6.3 Continuing Education Units will be awarded to the certificate graduate.