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Healthcare IT Technician

Course number: CGIHIT40

This course provides IT technicians with background in HIT standards, regulations and workflows, so that they can understand the healthcare environment.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

• define and describe concepts and terminology that are fundamental to understanding the use of IT in a healthcare environment.
• describe the medical environment including its organization, stakeholders, and the most significant technologies.
• leverage core medical concepts to describe the use of IT in the medical workplace.
• describe the essential elements of computing including hardware, software, networking, and change control.
• provide IT support and solve IT problems in the medical workplace.
• integrate security best practices into daily healthcare IT workflow.

  • While there are no strict prerequisites, CompTIA intends the Healthcare IT Technician certificate to serve as an add-on to the CompTIA® A+® certification.
Target Audience

The typical student for this course is an experienced IT professional in a role such as desktop support technician, network administrator, systems administrator, or database administrator, who is looking for opportunities within the healthcare industry or may already be working within the healthcare industry. Such students want to prove through certification that they have the knowledge and skills required to implement, deploy, and support healthcare IT systems.

Students should have experience and/or comfort with the following concepts and tasks:

  • Computer and networking
  • The functional components of a computer and a network (both wired and wireless).
  • Installing and troubleshooting Microsoft® Windows®XP and Windows®
  • Installing and troubleshooting software, hardware, and networking
  • Working with computer
  • Setting up, maintaining, and troubleshooting mobile
  • Computer and network security best practices

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COMNet Group Certificate of Completion

Course Outline
Lesson 1: Healthcare IT Fundamentals

Topic 1A: Core Concepts in Healthcare IT

Topic 1B: EMR/EHR Issues

Topic 1C: Stakeholders, Regulations, and Standards

Topic 1D: HIPAA Controls and Compliance

Lesson 2: The Medical Environment

Topic 2A: Healthcare Organizations

Topic 2B: Medical Terminology, Equipment, and Software

Topic 2C: Medical Coding and Billing

Topic 2D: Medical Computer Interfaces

Lesson 3: Using IT in the Medical Workplace

Topic 3A: Roles and Responsibilities

Topic 3B: Manage Communication and Ethics Issues

Topic 3C: Legal Best Practices, Requirements, and Documentation

Topic 3D: Medical Document Imaging

Topic 3E: Sanitation Management

Lesson 4: Healthcare IT Technical Components

Topic 4A: Computing Essentials

Topic 4B: Networking

Topic 4C: Manage Servers and Software

Topic 4D: Hardware Support

Lesson 5: Providing Medical IT Support

Topic 5A: Set Up a Workstation

Topic 5B: Troubleshoot Basic IT Issues

Topic 5C: Troubleshoot Medical IT Issues

Topic 5D: Implementation of an EMR/EHR System

Topic 5E: Change Control

Lesson 6: Security

Topic 6A: Manage Physical and Logical Security

Topic 6B: Implement Security Best Practices and Threat Mitigation Techniques Topic

6C: Manage Remote Access

Topic 6D: Manage Wireless Security

Topic 6E: Perform Backups and Disaster Recovery

Appendix A:  Mapping Course Content to the CompTIA® Healthcare IT Technician (Exam HIT-001) Objectives
Appendix B: CompTIA Acronyms

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