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Health Information Technology (HIT) Certificate Program  

What is Health Information Technology

Health information technology (HIT) describes a wide range of hardware and software applications designed to improve managerial and clinical aspects of health care delivery. HIT also provides the framework to describe the comprehensive management of health information across computerized systems and its secure exchange between consumers, providers, government and quality entities, and insurers.

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As health organizations make better use of health information technology, they will be able to:

  • Improve health care quality;
  • Prevent medical errors;
  • Reduce health care costs;
  • Increase administrative efficiencies;
  • Decrease paperwork; and
  • Expand access to affordable care.

Why Health Information Technology

Based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Education and other independent studies, over the next five years, there is an estimated shortfall of 51,000 qualified health IT workers required to meet the needs of hospitals and physicians as they move to adopt electronic health care systems.

According to a recent article in Forbes the human resources firm, Adecco Staffing U.S., ranks Jacksonville as the third best city to find a job right now, with heavy hiring in fields such as education, health care and IT, and an unemployment rate of 6.5%. 

Strengthen your qualifications and meet your health care career goals. Transition into the health care field, health information technology provides an opportunity to acquire core skills employers demand.

Who Should Attend

Although the Health Information Technology (HIT) Certificate program is geared toward professionals with a background in health care (medical), information technology and/or project management, a course track has been created to provide career training for individuals with no prior health care or IT background.

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Program Admission Requirements

Return your completed HIT Application form, with a one-time $50 Application Fee

The following educational and work experience is preferred::

For individuals who currently work in health care

  • Associate degree or higher in a health care related field (i.e. MD, RN, Health Administration, Respiratory Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Pharmacist, RHIA, RHIT, etc.)
  • And, at least one year of health care related work experience (internships and clinicals do not qualify as work experience)
  • OR at least five years of health care related work experience with no degree

For individuals who currently work in information technology

  • Associate degree or higher in computer science or other information technology field
  • And, at least one year IT related work experience (internships do not qualify as work experience)
  • OR at least five years of IT related work experience with no degree

For individuals who have no health care or IT experience (i.e. seeking career development skills)

  • Associate degree or higher

Coursework Requirements

All seeking the certificate will take the following core courses:

*Some courses may be waived for individuals who meet the required health care or IT work experience.

HIT Certificate program total hours: 288 hours (28.8 CEUs) up to 372 hours (37.2 CEUs)

Program Completion

The Health Information Technology Certificate is awarded to those persons who successfully complete the program’s curricula with a “C” grade in each class and attend, at minimum, 80% of all classes.

Individual Course Attendance

Enrollment in the Health Information Technology Certificate program is not required to attend any of the individual courses. Admission criteria will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. A certificate of completion will be given for the individual course title.

Tuition

  • There is a one-time application fee of $50.
  • Each course is $495.
  • The Health Information Technology Certificate program is paid on a course by course basis.
  • Ask about our discount for organizations sending multiple attendees or if you are eligible for grant funding.
  • An early registration discount of $50 is available up to 30 days prior to the start of the course.
  • All Materials are included.

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In Partnership with Brooks College of Health


 

Health Information Technology (HIT) Certificate Program  This class is already in session. $4,995.00
Dates Time Days Sessions Building
1/1/2014 - 5/30/2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 0
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