Health Information Technology is a demanding, growing profession that requires specialized skills, focusing on electronic medical records and coding. As working professionals with a background in either Healthcare or Information Technology, you are well positioned to succeed in a 6-month online training program which helps bridge the gap between the clinical and technology sides of healthcare. Utilizing curriculum funded by the Federal HHS Office of the National Coordinator, Ivy Tech offers the following:
- Practice workflow and information management redesign specialists. The goal of health informatics is to improve processes, not just computerize them. This transition requires the ability to assess workflows in a practice, suggest changes to increase the quality and efficiency of care and facilitate reporting, and work with providers to implement the changes. These jobs are well-suited for people with experience in practice management or IT in a clinical setting.
- Clinician/practitioner consultants. We offer programs for licensed health professionals so they can apply their specialized clinical knowledge to select hardware/software and work with vendors to ensure that clinical goals are met.
Ivy Tech is currently transitioning these programs to Blackboard and they are anticipated to launch, late April 2013. For additional information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
IS THIS A CREDIT OR NON-CREDIT PROGRAM?
It is currently a non-credit program. As a result, any financial aid you may qualify for through the federal government, state of Indiana, Ivy Tech Community College, or any other entity will not apply. At the end of the program, you will receive a certificate of completion from Ivy Tech Community College.
WHAT IS THE COST OF THE PROGRAM?
Pricing is estimated to be $1500 per student, per training role. Final pricing will be released with the updated schedule, late April 2013.
ARE OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?
Not at this time.
WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION INTO THE PROGRAM?
This material is written at a Master’s degree level and is rigorous curriculum. We recommend the training for those already possessing either a health care or information technology background.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE PROGRAM?
This training will not take more than 6 months to complete.
WHEN AND WHERE ARE CLASSES HELD?
This is an online program, so coursework can be completed anywhere you have reliable Broadband Internet access to Ivy Tech’s Blackboard learning management system (LMS).
HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE ADMITTED TO EACH COHORT?
Depending upon the work force role, each cohort consists of between 15 and 40 participants.
WHAT IS THE EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK FOR HIT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS?
Research indicates a strong demand for skilled and qualified HIT professionals. This program will complement your existing health care and/or information technology skills. It does not guarantee employment at the conclusion of the program. We do encourage all potential and current students to visit the Career Services department at Ivy Tech Community College for career development resources.