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 […]
A: Certain colleges and universities offer degree and certificate programs in HIT that are based on federal government’s 2009 HIT curriculum, but PCPD has created an updated curriculum that reflects the current HIT environment and uses experienced faculty with recent experience in HIT. PCPD courses allow class participants to gain this up-to-the minute body of […]
A: Students benefit by having the opportunity to learn about the big picture of Health IT and all of the factors influencing it – past, present and future. This context affords them the knowledge and understanding and insight to enhance their value on the job, and their overall decision making capabilities.