Health Information Technology (IT) Fundamentals
A Training Program Designed in Collaboration with the Howard Tech Council & the Howard County Economic Development Authority
If you are currently working in the health care field or in the information technology field seeking a career in health information technology (IT) and have limited or no knowledge of Health IT, then you don’t want to miss this new opportunity to join a growing career path!
The U.S. Department of Labor expects over 2.3 million new health care jobs and over 546,000 new technology jobs by 2026. With the Health IT Fundamentals training, you can be prepared for new opportunities in Health IT. Individuals working in the Health IT field help support the use of technology in the health care setting. Specific responsibilities vary by position and may include installing and maintaining electronic health record systems, working as part of an internal IT team, performing data analytics, developing new Health IT innovations, or providing technical support to employees throughout a health care facility.
Health IT Training at HCC
This hybrid course will provide a comprehensive overview of the key concepts and fundamentals of Health IT. This course is supported by the Maryland EARN program and is provided at a reduced rate for a limited number of students.
Topics will cover:
- Key Health IT concepts
- How technology innovation is driving change
- What skill-sets are in high demand
- Problem solving in a health care setting
- Preparation for attaining a Health IT certification
The class will also include hands-on practice using key health technology including electronic health
record systems, information security solutions and data analytics products.
You will be provided with a foundation in Health IT that includes:
- Health Care IT operations
- Health IT risk
- Data analytics
- Health IT innovation
The course will set the stage for career opportunities in health technology including the opportunity to participate in internship and externships.
Admission RequirementsIt is expected that you have:
- Either an understanding of health care operations and standard practices or experience in the information technology field
- An associate or bachelor’s degree in a technology or health discipline.
How to ApplyTo begin the program, an application must be submitted. Go here to download the application (PDF).
Enroll in Courses for the Current Term
Classes will be held at Howard Community College Gateway Campus one evening per week and specific Saturdays. This hybrid course is a combination of face-to-face and online instruction beginning fall 2019.