Introduction to Health IT Course


Introduction to Health IT is Pinnacle’s comprehensive two-day Health IT course designed to prepare new HIT team members, both clinical and non-clinical, with a fundamental understanding of Health IT in the 21st century.  This course is delivered in a classroom setting as part of PCPD’s health IT education program.

Course topics include:

The Business of Healthcare The Healthcare Revolution 

Systems Development

  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Design
  • Systems Selection
  • Systems Implementation 

Systems Support

  • Release Management
  • Privacy and Security
  • The Healthcare Tech Environment

Project Management

Program Details:

  • Duration:               Two days
  • Format:                  Classroom, informal
  • Instructors:           CIOs and experienced Health IT Professionals
  • Tuition:                  $1,995 – Group discounts available
  • Next Program:      See calendar

Benefits of Introduction to Health IT course work

Upon successfully completing the program, students will see the “big picture” of Health IT, and will have gained the following knowledge and skills:

  • Recognize the meaningful framework and context for Health IT initiatives
  • Express the impact of HITECH and Meaningful Use on Health IT
  • Explain EHR concepts and objectives
  • Identify HIE concepts and objectives
  • Outline the unique challenges of Health IT
  • Apply a vocabulary of acronyms reflecting Health IT organizations, standards, regulations and programs
  • Illustrate knowledge of clinical data use
  • Define Health IT components, systems, and interoperability
  • Identify project management and systems development concepts

Who Should Register?

  • Entry level health IT staff
  • Clinical staff who are or will be involved in an IT project
  • Junior administrators and new managers working in the healthcare field

Intro to Health IT Flyer 2016

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