HITECH: Implementation and Support Specialist - CERT

Agriculture, Business, Computers and Technology

Contact: Cristal GREENE greenec@hutchcc.edu (620)665-3346
Department Co-Chair: Jillene CUNNINGHAM cunninghamj@hutchcc.edu (620)665-3479
Department Co-Chair: Janet HAMILTON NEWTON Hamiltonj@hutchcc.edu (620)665-3384

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

Total Credit Hours

This certificate requires 20 credit hours.


Course Title Credits
HT230 Introduction to Health Information Systems 2

This course provides and overview of the major concepts of health information systems for individuals with backgrounds in information technology (IT) or healthcare who are considering a transition into health information systems.

HT255 Introduction to Information and Computer Science 2

This course provides a basic overview of computing concepts with periodic ties to the healthcare sector. Topics include computing terms; computer architecture; data organization, representation and structure; structure of programming languages; and networking and data communication. The design and development of a large computing system, such as one for an electronic health record, is also discussed.

HT261 Networking and Health Information Exchange 2

This course provides students with an in-depth analysis of data mobility. Students learn about the hardware infrastructure (wires, wireless, and devices supporting them), the International Organization for Standards (ISO) stack, standards, Internet protocols, federations and grids, the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN), and other nationwide approaches.

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.

HT272 Terminology in Health Care Settings 2

This course introduces students to terminology and clinical procedures associated with body systems. It also covers terminology related to health information management (HIM), health information technology (HIT), and public health.

HITECH Implementation & Support Specialist Electives 2
Course Title Credits
HT270 Special Topics 3.00

HT271 The Culture of Health Care 2.00-2.00

HT273 Quality Improvement 2.00-2.00

HT274 Healthcare Workflow Process Analysis and Redesign 2.00-2.00

HT275 Health Information Systems 2.00-2.00

HT276 Usability and Human Factors 2.00-2.00

HT277 Hlth Info Systems Training & Instructional Design 2.00

HT292 Internship 2.00

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