CompTIA® Healthcare IT Technician (Exam HIT-001) - 3 days

Code: 085710
Course duration: 3 days

CompTIA® Healthcare IT Technician (Exam HIT-001)

Course Specifications

Course number: 085710

Course Description

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

Target Student: 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.

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:

  • 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.

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.

An introductory course in a Windows operating system, or equivalent skills and knowledge, is required. Students can take any one of the following Element K courses:

  • Introduction to Personal Computers: Using Windows XP
  • Introduction to Personal Computers: Using Windows 7
  • Windows XP: Introduction
  • Microsoft® Windows 7: Level 1

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.

Hardware Requirements

  • To perform the research activities and run the various media components of the course, each student and the instructor will need a Windows-based computer with an Internet connection.
  • In addition, the instructor will need a projection system to display the course overheads.
  • To perform the optional Set Up a Workstation activity, have any hardware and software components that are appropriate for your environment ready and available to install.

Software Requirements

Each computer requires the following software:

  • The recommended operating system is Microsoft® Windows® 7.
  • A supported web browser: Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 6 or later; Mozilla® Firefox® 3 or later; Opera™ 10, Apple® Safari® 3+, or Google Chrome™.

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 Content

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

Guaranteed to Run

2018-03-07 09:00 to 2018-03-09 17:00
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Virtual Instructor-Led)
2018-02-12 09:00 to 2018-02-16 17:00
Attend Online
2018-02-12 09:00 to 2018-02-16 17:00
Secaucus, New Jersey (Virtual Instructor-Led)
09:00 to 17:00
Newark, New Jersey (Virtual Instructor-Led)
2018-01-29 09:00 to 2018-02-02 17:00
Attend Online
2018-01-25 09:00 to 2018-01-26 17:00
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Virtual Instructor-Led)

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