Online Training: Health IT Foundations for IT Professionals in Healthcare Organizations

This 8-week, 40-hour program, based largely on materials developed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, is designed to introduce information technology (IT) staff to core principles and best practices in health information technology (HIT). Participants are introduced to terminology, installation, and maintenance of Health Management Information Systems (HMIS). The program covers workflow process analysis and redesign, quality improvement, HIT project management, HIT leadership, and methodologies to engage stakeholders within and external to participants’ organizational units. The program is designed to provide opportunities to interact with faculty and fellow participants through online discussions and integrative, team-based case studies. This project was funded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ARRA Grant # 90CC07701 This material is freely available for use by others as stipulated under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.


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Practice Role
Health Info Mgmt Medical Records RHIA
IT Professionals
PSR, Schedulers, Front Desk, Med Secretaries
Providers & Professionals
Resource Topics
Staff Development

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