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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

"Alameda Services Launches Healthcare Information Technology Professional (HITP) Certification Online Learning Course"

Brand New Online Training and Certification Opens the Door for Information Technology Professionals to Obtain a Career in the Healthcare Industry
New York, NY – December 13, 2011 –Information Technology (IT) workers looking for an exciting challenge as healthcare IT professionals, can finally benefit from a new opportunity to train online, while earning an industry-recognized national certification. The Healthcare Information Technology Professional (HITP) course provides the fundamental knowledge and skills required by technical professionals to support a medical practice, clinic or facility in its adoption of Health IT and beyond. Alameda Services, a New York based organization specializing in Healthcare courseware development covering Healthcare compliance, Healthcare IT, Data Management, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Electronic Health Records (EHR) training and workforce development, introduced the new course to enable IT professionals to leverage their knowledge of information and computer science, while learning the core concepts of the US healthcare system, medical information systems and business intelligence and analytics. The HITP course is approved by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) to take its exam for national certification as a Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS), a certification often required by healthcare employers. More information about the Alameda Services HITP course is available at
“Our team of industry healthcare and information technology experts has designed this course specifically to offer new employment opportunities to IT workers and those who have a basic working knowledge of office technology,” says Lena Feygin, Dip LC, executive vice president and director of business development for Alameda Services. “We provide the crucial tools and training materials to facilitate the learning process, foster new skill development and ensure career success in the healthcare industry.”
The HITP course is based on core concepts including IT, healthcare practice, electronic health records / electronic medical records (EHR/EMR) and business intelligence and analytics. Students will learn about: healthcare technologies, patient data management, and the culture of the healthcare industry today.
The online learning system comprises in-depth activities to reflect the way that one area of Health IT knowledge blends into another, including:
  •  US Healthcare System
  • Medical Law
  • Terminology and effective communication in healthcare and the public health setting
  • Electronic health record implementation and management
  • Healthcare compliance
  • Concepts of quality improvement including patient safety
  • Healthcare data management and organization
  • Principles of business intelligence (BI)  and business analytics
  • BI applications in Healthcare

The hands-on component of the program includes usage of live certified EHR software from an industry-recognized vendor.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a certificate of completion from Alameda Services and they will be prepared to take an exam to earn an industry-recognized national certification granted by NHA.
The best candidates for HITP training are professionals who have experience in the following areas: Help Desk/Desktop support; Network Administration (A+, Network+, MCP); Quality Assurance; or Business Analysis.
“Unlike similar courses which can be very time-consuming and costly, we have designed this program to be completed at the student’s own pace, typically 5-6 weeks. The regular price is $395, nearly one-third of similar offerings. During the month of December we are running a 20% off promotion offering the program for only $316” says Feygin.
About Alameda Services
ALAMEDA Services is an Allied Health training organization specializing in workforce development through in-class/on-line training. The company’s mission is to bridge the gap between the healthcare and information technology industries, and to satisfy their growing workforce demands by providing technology and educational expertise. More information is available at

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