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CompHITT - Healthcare IT Technician (CompHITT)

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Course Description

​You will identify essential healthcare and IT concepts and terminology and how to integrate the two realms of practice.

Course Objectives

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

  • define and describe concepts and terminology that are fundamental to your understanding of 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 your daily healthcare IT workflow.

Course 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.

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

Course Prerequisites

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

Students should have experience and comfort with the following concepts and tasks:
The estimated lesson times for this course are assigned based on the assumption that you will need to pace the class for students who have the minimum required prerequisites. That is, it assumes that students have only end-user computer skills, and do not have the CompTIA A+ certification or equivalent knowledge and experience, and you will need to spend time teaching the basic computer support sections in lessons 4, 5, and 6 quite thoroughly. The lesson times also assume that you will use all the provided media support components in class, including interactive simulated activities and animated demonstrations, and that you will spend ample time allowing students to explore the various healthcare IT-related websites mentioned throughout the courseware. Because everyone has some personal experience with the healthcare system, the lesson times also allow class time for students to share and discuss those experiences, and how they interpret them in light of the course information about health IT requirements and regulations.

  • Computer and networking terminology.
  • The functional components of a computer and a network (both wired and wireless).
  • Installing and troubleshooting Microsoft® Windows®XP and Windows® 7.
  • Installing and troubleshooting software, hardware, and networking components.
  • Working with computer peripherals.
  • Setting up, maintaining, and troubleshooting mobile devices.
  • Computer and network security best practices.
Recommended courses (or the equivalent certifications):
  • CompTIA® A+® Certification: A Comprehensive Approach for All 2009 Exam Objectives (Windows 7) is strongly recommended.
  • CompTIA® Security+® and CompTIA® Network+® will also be helpful.
Course Schedule
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