Healthcare IT Technician

Program Description:

The Healthcare IT Technician program provides comprehensive training for students who wish to prepare for entry into a career in healthcare, with a focus on Information Technology (IT). The Healthcare IT (HIT) field is booming with development in technology and migration from paper records to electronic records. It is one of the fastest growing fields in IT today, with new jobs and opportunity created constantly.

Students receive Healthcare IT training through a comprehensive 26-week program, with emphasis on Regulatory Requirements, Electronic Health Records (EHR), Organizational Behavior, IT Operations, Medical Business Operations, Networking, and Security. The core training within this program allows students to choose a path for certification. The first path has a Healthcare focus which prepares students for certification in Electronic Health Records (CEHRS) and CompTIA’s A+, while gaining exposure to Medical Office Procedures and Administration, and Network +. The second path has a Technical focus which prepares students for certification in CompTIA’s A+ and CompTIA’s Network+, while gaining exposure to Medical Office Procedures and Administration, and Electronic Health Records. Students may choose the exam path before they begin their program.

The registration cost to sit for each of these exams one time is covered by MedCerts. Additionally, students may be eligible to attempt up to two (2) additional national certification exams at their own cost. Students learn through hands-on labs, courseware review and demo activities, and recorded video lectures. Students receive on-going support and guidance from a team of instructors, advisors, and online mentors.

 

Certifications:
Choose Healthcare or IT Path
MyCAA Approved?
YES
Program Duration:
26 Weeks
Program Price:
$4,000

Program Features:

  • 24/7 Access to curriculum, including video content, and all course/program supplements and resources for independent study
  • Live one-on-one online mentoring support is available Monday-Thursday (8:30am-8:00pm ET), Friday (8:30am-6pm ET) for subject matter inquiries
  • Expert-led video-based training is the primary method of learning, with secondary methods that include courseware (text/workbooks), software demos, quizzes and final exams, and more
  • MedCerts programs are self-paced, with a suggested minimum number of chapters per week defined for each student
  • Welcome Package that contains access to online textbooks and workbooks, course schedules, login credentials, and may include FlashCards, Quick Reference Study Sheets, and/or textbooks that have been authored and published by MedCerts
  • Training delivered on a cutting edge Learning Management System (LMS)
  • All students receive a personalized one-on-one New Student Orientation prior to beginning their program
  • Access to all training material is provided for a full 12 months, for exam preparation, regardless of the duration of the program
  • MedCerts Student Support Coordinators are highly skilled, trained and certified, supportive professionals who truly care about each student’s success
  • Communication is key! Student progress is monitored on a DAILY BASIS. Personalized assistance is provided by Student Services as needed to help keep them on track
  • MedCerts provides Exam Preparation Guides to students upon completion of their program
  • Upon completion, students may participate in a one-on-one Exam Preparation Session with a subject matter specialist to prepare for their National Certification Exam(s)
  • Our dedicated Certification Exam Coordinator can help each student locate an exam test site and assist with the registration process from start to finish

Program Courses:

  • HI-1011 Medical Office Procedures & Administration:
    This course will introduce the student to the Healthcare industry, its environment, and the day to day skills and knowledge required to understand how the medical office works. Modules include Professional Behavior, Communication, Law and Ethics, Law and Medicine, Daily Operations, Telephone Techniques, Appointment Scheduling, Correspondence, Computers, HIPAA Regulations, Records Management, Information Management, Basics of Coding, Health Insurance Basics, Professional Fees, Accounting and Bookkeeping, Banking and Financial Management, Practice Management, Marketing and Customer Service.
  • HI-1018 Electronic Health Records:
    This course provides students with the skills required for the development and maintenance of electronic health records in both facility and private practice environments. Upon completion of this course, students will have gained the knowledge required to perform a variety of office functions necessary in the digital/electronic age. Students are introduced to, and are provided training and practical application in a variety of areas related to Electronic Health Records. The course will explore the skills and expertise needed for the development and maintenance of electronic health records, along with legal, ethical, and regulatory requirements, HIPAA and HITECH compliance, confidentiality and security, appointment scheduling, and utilizing the Electronic Health Record for administrative, reimbursement, and reporting purposes.
  • IT-2012 A+ Comprehensive:
    A+ Comprehensive is a complete and thorough review of all A+ learning objectives. In this module, students receive a blended learning approach that combines Security, Networking, Operating Systems, IT Operations, Troubleshooting, and Technical Support into one singular course. Students gain the necessary competencies of an entry-level IT professional. This course provides training focused on the fundamentals of computer technology, networking and security, as well as the communication skills and professionalism now required of all entry-level IT professionals. This course focuses on scenarios in which troubleshooting and tools must be utilized to resolve problems. Students gain critical hands-on experience through a comprehensive series of Performance Based Exam Prep Simulations. These simulations are a mixture of Operating System and Application Training Demonstrations, Interactive Graphic Windows Exercises, Interactive Command-Line Windows Exercises, and Interactive Configuration and Identification Exercises. The simulations are blended into the training, to provide reinforcement of topics, as well as to provide the critical “hands-on” learning experience necessary to gain competency.
  • IT-2013 Network +
    Network+ builds on existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer operating systems and networks to present fundamental skills and concepts that students will use on the job in any type of networking career. This course is designed to provide network technicians with the foundation-level skills they need to install, operate, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot a corporate network. This course will help prepare students for the CompTIA Network+ N10-006 certification exam. CompTIA recommends students have CompTIA A+ certification or equivalent experience prior to attempting the N10-006 exam. As in the A+ Comprehensive course, students gain critical hands-on experience through a series of Performance Based Exam Prep Simulations. These simulations are a mixture of Operating System and Application Training Demonstrations, Interactive Graphic Windows Exercises, Interactive Command-Line Windows Exercises, and Interactive Configuration and Identification Exercises. The simulations are blended into the training to provide reinforcement of topics, as well as to provide the critical “hands-on” learning experience necessary to gain competency.
  • IT-3010 Healthcare IT:
    The Healthcare IT course serves as a bridge between the IT and Healthcare course curriculum. In this course, students receive a background in HIT standards, regulations, and workflows so they can best understand the healthcare environment. By applying what has been learned in the prerequisite healthcare and IT courses, students will gain a thorough understanding of how to implement and maintain HIT systems in a variety of medical/clinical settings. This course provides a solid understanding of regulatory requirements, healthcare terminology and acronyms, and code of conduct and security best practices. In this course, students are provided hands-on practical application through the use of software demos and exercises.

Relevant Certifications:

  • Path 1 - Healthcare Technician (CEHRS and A+)
    NHA Certified Billing and Coding Specialist CertificationA Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) is the nationally recognized certification for Electronic Health Record Specialists. This program prepares students to use and understand electronic records in a medical setting. The CEHRS is responsible for maintaining the integrity and protecting the privacy and security of patient information.

    As a Certified EHR Specialist, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:

    • Audit patient records for compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
    • Documenting examination information, scheduling treatments, and process laboratory tests
    • Abstract clinical information for inclusion in reports such as quality improvement studies
    • Perform basic coding to submit claims for reimbursement for insurers
    • Process release of information (ROI) requests for medical records
    • Review patient records to ensure they are complete, and collect patient demographic and insurance information


    Attaining certification as an Electronic Health Records Specialist shows potential employers that the student has the competence and expertise to succeed in this role. Certification will improve job opportunities and the locations for employability, as well as increasing the pay scale.


    CompTIA A+ Certification Training A+ Certification is the computer industry recognized credential that certifies the competency of PC Service Specialists. It is sponsored by CompTIA - the Computing Technology Industry Association, and tests are administered by Prometric. This certification program is backed by over 50 Major computer hardware and software manufacturers, vendors, distributors, resellers, and publications. Certification provides a wealth of benefits to any person seeking a job in the computer industry.

    To achieve A+ Certification students must pass both the A+ Essentials and the A+ Practical Application Exams.


    Skills Measured by CompTIA A+ Certification
    Key knowledge areas and skill sets measured by the CompTIA A+ certification exam include:

          • A+ certified professionals understand the fundamentals of computer technology, networking, and IT security.
          • A+ certified professionals understand operating system (OS) functionality and troubleshooting methodology.
          • A+ certified professionals can identify hardware, peripheral, networking, and security components.
          • A+ certified professionals can categorize various types of storage devices and backup media.
          • A+ certified professionals can explain the types and features of motherboard components.
          • A+ certified professionals know how to perform proper computer safety procedures and best practices.
          • A+ certified professionals possess practical interpersonal communication skills to better interact with colleagues.
          • A+ certified professionals can install, configure, upgrade and maintain PC workstations, the Windows OS, and SOHO networks.
          • A+ certified professionals can install and configure input devices, such as mouse, keyboard, biometric devices & touch screens.
          • A+ certified professionals can use a variety of troubleshooting techniques and tools to effectively resolve PC, OS, and network connectivity issues.


  • Path 2 - Technical (A+ and Network+)
    CompTIA A+ Certification Training A+ Certification is the computer industry recognized credential that certifies the competency of PC Service Specialists. It is sponsored by CompTIA - the Computing Technology Industry Association, and tests are administered by Prometric. This certification program is backed by over 50 Major computer hardware and software manufacturers, vendors, distributors, resellers, and publications. Certification provides a wealth of benefits to any person seeking a job in the computer industry.

    To achieve A+ Certification students must pass both the A+ Essentials and the A+ Practical Application Exams.


    Skills Measured by CompTIA A+ Certification
    Key knowledge areas and skill sets measured by the CompTIA A+ certification exam include:

        • A+ certified professionals understand the fundamentals of computer technology, networking, and IT security.
        • A+ certified professionals understand operating system (OS) functionality and troubleshooting methodology.
        • A+ certified professionals can identify hardware, peripheral, networking, and security components.
        • A+ certified professionals can categorize various types of storage devices and backup media.
        • A+ certified professionals can explain the types and features of motherboard components.
        • A+ certified professionals know how to perform proper computer safety procedures and best practices.
        • A+ certified professionals possess practical interpersonal communication skills to better interact with colleagues.
        • A+ certified professionals can install, configure, upgrade and maintain PC workstations, the Windows OS, and SOHO networks.
        • A+ certified professionals can install and configure input devices, such as mouse, keyboard, biometric devices & touch screens.
        • A+ certified professionals can use a variety of troubleshooting techniques and tools to effectively resolve PC, OS, and network connectivity issues.

    CompTIA Network + Certification TrainingNetwork + Certification is the computer industry recognized credential that certifies the competency of Network Technicians. It is sponsored by CompTIA - the Computing Technology Industry Association, and tests are administered by Prometric. This certification program is backed by over 50 Major computer hardware and software manufacturers, vendors, distributors, resellers, and publications. Certification provides a wealth of benefits to any person seeking a job in the computer industry.

    Skills Measured by Network+ Certification
    Here are some of the key skills covered in the CompTIA Network+ certification exam:

      • Manage and troubleshoot a basic network infrastructure
      • Install, operate and configure wired and wireless networks
      • Identify and explain common networking protocols and ports
      • Identify and troubleshoot performance and connectivity issues
      • Install, configure and differentiate between common network devices
      • Describe networking technologies and basic network design principles
      • Adhere to wiring standards and use modern network testing tools
  • Healthcare IT Technician (CompTIA HCIT)
    The CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician certification was retired as of February 28, 2017. Although the exam will be retired and CompTIA will no longer offer this exam, anyone who has received the HIT certification previously will remain CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician certified. CompTIA will not renew or replace the HIT-001 certification.

    MedCerts values the education received in this training program and is offering two new certification paths to select from: Healthcare Technician path or Technical path.

     

Attainable IT Positions

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  • Management Redesign Specialist
  • Clinician/Practitioner Consultant
  • Implementation Support Specialist
  • Implementation Manager
  • PC Technician
  • Technical/Software Support Specialist
  • Technology Specialist
  • Helpdesk Technician/Analyst
  • Network Technician
  • Network Installer
  • IT Cable Installer

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  • Check or Charge
  • Education Loans available for everyone
  • WIOA/TAA/Vocational Rehabilitation
  • MyCAA funding for Military Spouses

 

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