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HITECH: Implementation and Support Specialist - CERT

Allied Health

Contact: Becky RICE (620)694-2440
Contact: Bonnie FOLKERTS (620)694-2455
Department Co-Chair: Debbie HACKLER (620)665-4931
Department Co-Chair: Todd SAZAMA (620)665-4939

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Total Credit Hours

This certificate requires 22 credit hours.


Course Title Credits
CS104 Computers in Healthcare 3

Computer use within the healthcare industry: includes computer hardware, software,databases,security, privacy, storage and other computer related systems. Focus is on health information technicians, administrative and clinical systems as well as Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

HR105 Medical Terminology 3

Elements of medical language including common abbreviations. Emphasis is placed on spelling, pronunciation, correct usage, and meaning relating to body systems, medical science, and medical specialties.

HT262 Customer Service in the Health Care Environment 2

In this course, students will learn the skills necessary to communicate effectively across the full range of roles that will be encountered in health care and public health settings. Appropriate customer service skills, effective written and oral communication, and ethical and cultural awareness are emphasized.

HT263 Working with Health IT Systems 2

In this course, students will work with simulated systems or real systems with simulated data. As they play the role of practitioners using these systems, they will learn what is happening ?under the hood?. They will experience threats to security, understand how errors occur, and appreciate the need for standards and high levels of usability.

HT264 Configuring Electronic Health Records 2

This course addresses the assessment, selecting, and configuring of electronic health records to meet the specific needs of customers and end-users. Students will understand data infrastructure and the request for proposal (RFP) process.

HT265 Installation and Maintenance of Health IT Systems 2

This course provides students with instruction in the installation and maintenance of Heath Information Technology (HIT) systems, including testing prior to implementation. It introduces principles underlying system configuration and helps students plan system installation.

HT266 Vendor - Specific Electronic Health Systems 2

This course provides an overview of the most popular electronic health systems. System features are evaluated and compared as they would relate to practical deployments. Key factors such as cost, licensing, and staffing are also discussed.

HITECH Implementation & Support Specialist Electives 2
Course Title Credits
HR107 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare 3.00

HR208 Quality Improvement in Healthcare 2.00

HT271 The Culture of Health Care 2.00

HT273 Quality Improvement 2.00

HT274 Healthcare Workflow Process Analysis and Redesign 2.00

HT275 Health Information Systems 2.00

HT276 Usability and Human Factors 2.00

HT277 Hlth Info Systems Training & Instructional Design 2.00

HT292 Internship 2.00

HITECH Networking in Healthcare Options 2
Course Title Credits
HT261 Networking and Health Information Exchange 2.00

IS212 Networking I 3.00

Intro to Health Information Systems Options 2
Course Title Credits
HR100 Health Record Applications I 1.00

HR103 Health Information Processes 3.00

HT230 Introduction to Health Information Systems 2.00

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