HITECH: Workflow Management and Training 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.

HT271 The Culture of Health Care 2

This course introduces students to job expectations in healthcare settings. Topics also include the organization of care inside a practice setting, privacy laws, and professional and ethical issues.

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.

HT273 Quality Improvement 2

This course introduces the concepts of health information technology (HIT) and practice workflow redesign as instruments of quality improvement (QI). Students will learn methods to establish a culture that supports increased quality and safety. Approaches to assessing patient safety issues and implementing quality management and reporting through electronic systems will be discussed.

HT274 Healthcare Workflow Process Analysis and Redesign 2

This course introduces health workflow process analysis and redesign as a necessary component of complete practice automation. The topics of process validation and change management are also covered.

HT275 Health Information Systems 2

This course addresses concepts of information systems specific to healthcare and public health applications. Students will be introduced to health information technology (HIT) standards, health-related data structures, software applications, and enterprise information architecture in healthcare and public health organizations.

HT276 Usability and Human Factors 2

This course discusses human factors associated with designing and implementing health information systems. Concepts of usability and the effects of new technology and workflow redesign on downstream processes will be covered.

HT277 Hlth Info Systems Training & Instructional Design 2

This course will provide participants with essential knowledge and skills to deliver training to adult learners implementing electronic health records (EHR) in a variety of settings. The Instructional Systems Design (ISD) model which includes assessment of the learner and learning environment, design and development of customized education, implementation of the training plan, and evaluation of the training program effectiveness (ADDIE) will be used.

HITECH Workflow Mgmt & Training Specialist Electives 2
Course Title Credits
HT261 Networking and Health Information Exchange 2.00-2.00

HT262 Customer Service in the Health Care Environment 2.00-2.00

HT263 Working with Health IT Systems 2.00-2.00

HT266 Vendor - Specific Electronic Health Systems 2.00-2.00

HT270 Special Topics 3.00

HT292 Internship 2.00

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