A: PCPD does not offer specific technical training or certification for any vendor or commercial product. PCPD courses are designed to fill the knowledge gap that is emerging as healthcare organizations seek to build the teams needed to successfully implement computer systems, some of which have only recently been designed and tested. Class participants learn to understand […]
A: PCPD courses address the following types of Health IT workforce roles that involve analysis, design, implementation and support: Clinical (Practitioner) Consultant and Informaticist Implementation Manager / Project Manager Implementation Support Specialist Information Management Redesign Specialist Technical Support & Software Support Analyst Trainer and Educator
A: No, all course materials are supplied by PCPD, including textbooks.
A: PCPD works with our parent company, Pinnacle Consulting Group, to assist with any job placement needs on behalf of our students who are just entering the HIT workforce.
A: Students need either a clinical, healthcare, or an IT background (education or job-related) to benefit from a PCPD course. The ideal first course will depend on the specific background of the student and the HIT role they are planning to fill. The likely options are the Introduction to Health IT or the Health IT […]
A: Courses that are held at the PCPD facility in Fairfield are scheduled each month and can be viewed in our Calendar. Courses can also be scheduled at alternate locations according to customer requirements.
A: Our courses are designed to provide context and meaning to the HIT work experience, and provide students with the opportunity to discuss real work situations and issues with peers – PCPD courses are therefore able to add value to the HIT staff immediately.
A: Not if they are already working (or have worked) in a clinical, healthcare administration, or IT capacity. Anyone with no work experience in any of those areas would need to be a college student or college graduate in one of those fields to qualify for the Intro to Health IT course.
A: Absolutely. Having students from varied backgrounds in the same class actually helps to accomplish a better understanding of each other’s roles as well as one’s importance within the organization
A: PCPD Courses focus on and address the comprehensive teamwork concept that is so important in today’s HIT field. The computer systems currently being installed and implemented in healthcare today affect many organizations, departments and individuals, and what’s good for one may actually be detrimental to another. Every affected end user needs to be represented […]