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Thursday, December 15, 2011

"EMR Daily News - Alameda Launches Healthcare Information Technology Professional Certification"

December 14, 2011 By 
JinanInformation Technology 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 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.
“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 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. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a certificate of completion from Alameda Services and they will be prepared to the NHA exam to earn the industry-recognized national certification.
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.
Photo By Walt Stoneburner

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