Continuing Education

Health Information Technology Coordinator

This program is designed for health professionals with clinical or health care support services experience in a hospital, ambulatory care center, or private practice office/group (e.g. MD, RN, EMTP). The program will provide the practical knowledge and skills necessary to be part of the team that will plan and implement electronic health records (EHR) for providers and/or serve as the EHR coordinator in a facility, unit, or office.

The program is designed to enhance clinical analysis and decision skills with new knowledge and skills in project management and information technology.

Entrance Criteria

An RN degree, MD, master’s in public health, EMTP, or an associate degree in a health care discipline with at least two years of work experience in a clinical health care setting. LPNs and PCAs may apply. Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Evaluation will include level of clinical work experience. Basic computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office is required.

Certification Materials

Textbooks required at additional cost. Learning materials are targeted to the emerging electronic health record technology.

Career Path

Graduates of the HITECH Coordinator Certification will be equipped to lead health information technology implementation projects.

 

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