Written for IT professionals new to healthcare information technology (HIT), this book is an essential guide to the burgeoning field of HIT, the CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician exam, AND all six HIT Pro exams.
Healthcare Information Technology Essentials for the IT Professional: A Guide to the CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician Certification is an introductory guide designed to familiarize IT professionals with the health-related aspects and define the IT requirements of the healthcare information technology (HIT) field. The book prepares IT professionals to transition into the HIT field with coverage of topics ranging from regulatory requirements to healthcare organizational behavior.
This valuable resource also doubles as an exam guide for the CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician exam. The book offers complete coverage of all CompTIA exam objectives and includes an objective map that maps the content of the book to the official CompTIA exam objectives. Also included are chapter summaries which highlight the pertinent information presented in the chapter and chapter review questions which test for comprehension. The CD-ROM contains two simulated practice exams that mirror the CompTIA exam in content, style, tone, format, and difficulty.
The book can also be used as exam preparation for any of the six HIT Pro exams offered by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Objective maps that map the content of the book to the official objectives for the six exams are also included as additional appendices.
A complete exam prep tool for the CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician certification—full coverage of all CompTIA exam objectives.
A resource for the HIT Workforce Development Program, HIT Pro examinees—covers all six HIT Pro exams: Practice Workflow & Information Management Redesign Specialist, Clinician/Practitioner Consultant, Implementation Manager, Implementation Support Specialist, Technical/Software Support Staff, Trainer
CD-ROM includes two CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician certification practice exams in the LearnKey MasterExam test engine and a downloadable PDF copy of the book.
Market / Audience
With the increased involvement by the U.S. Federal Government in the form of legislation and financial support, the Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) sector is growing at unprecedented rates. The urgent need for compliance with federal laws has sparked a demand for HIT professionals. In response to this need a movement has begun to train IT professionals on the healthcare-related aspects of HIT and bring these new hybrid professionals in to plan, implement, and manage HIT systems.
CompTIA has responded to the need for vetted HIT professionals with the CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician certification. In order to achieve this certification examinees must pass one 75 question exam which measures both knowledge and skills in the implementation, deployment, and support of HIT systems.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has also acknowledged the need for HIT professionals. To meet the demand, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology created and funds the Community College Consortia to Educate Health IT Professionals in Health Care program. This curriculum is taught at community colleges throughout the U.S. but in order to become certified as an HIT Pro one must pass one of the six exams offered.
Kathleen McCormick, PhD, is a senior practitioner, researcher, and policy executive in health informatics and bioinformatics. She spent 13 years as an informatics scientist and clinical trial researcher within the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Aging and Clinical Center. In 2009 Dr. McCormick joined SAIC-F as Senior Principal Scientist/Vice President. Honored with fellowships in nursing, informatics, and gerontology, she is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine and received the President's Award from the American Medical Informatics Association of America in 1998. Dr. McCormick is the coauthor of Essentials in Nursing Informatics and author of several other books.
Brian Gugerty DNS, RN, has been involved in clinical informatics for more than 20 years. His experience includes academics, clinical informatics, software development, and counseling healthcare providers in Electronic Health Record (EHR) implementation planning, activation, and optimization. Brian has authored or co-authored more than 30 articles and book chapters on the theory, practice, and the future of clinical informatics. He has been a frequent presenter of the theory and practice of EHRs by exploring a wide range of subjects for institutions both in the USA and abroad.