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Healthcare expenditures in the United States represent nearly 20% of all economic activity, and, as the population ages, this number is expected to double! This is one reason why there are so many initiatives trying to address the cost and delivery of quality healthcare.
This astronomical growth of healthcare brings a large quantity of opportunities. As healthcare providers begin to embrace information technology as a way to improve healthcare delivery, the need for qualified information technology professionals will only continue to increase.
This online course of study will help you qualify for the opportunities that are available in the industry. It will also prepare you to take the CompTIA™ Healthcare IT Technician exam and increase your level of qualification even further!
CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician Retirement
The CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician certification will be retired on February 28, 2017. This certification will not be renewed by CompTIA. Students preparing for this exam are encouraged to complete their studies and take the exam before the retirement date. Purchased vouchers for this exam will be valid through February 28, 2017. If the exam vouchers are not used by February 28, 2017 they will expire and become void.
If you would like to take a similar career training program that will prepare you for an entry level career in IT, the following programs are excellent alternatives:
By completing the CompTIA™ Healthcare IT Technician course, you will understand:
The healthcare industry is growing at a rapid pace and undergoing some of its most significant changes, as the use of electronic health records increase. Designed for technologists or medical practitioners seeking to gain entry into the field of healthcare information systems, this course teaches the fundamentals of healthcare IT (HIT) by using the CompTIA™ Healthcare IT Technician (HIT-001) Exam objectives as the framework. It takes an in-depth and comprehensive view of HIT by examining healthcare regulatory requirements, the functions of a healthcare organization and its medical business operations, in addition to IT hardware, software, networking, and security. This program is for those who want to learn about HIT and who desire to enter this growing field and participate in the CompTIA™ HIT certificate exam.
When you register, you receive six (6) months to complete this program.
This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and can be taken on either a Mac or a PC. It is compatible on IE7 and later browsers.
Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program.
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ed2go will provide the required textbook for the program:
You should have a basic knowledge of computer operation and using search engines.
It is recommended by CompTIA™ that students are CompTIA™ A+ Certified or have 500 hours of hands-on IT technical experience in the healthcare IT field.
If you are interested in our CompTIA™ A+ Certification program, please search our IT and Software Development programs.
Mark Revels is a technology educator, researcher, and professional with 30 years of progressive experience, including biomedical and hospital physical plant systems management, development and management of decision support, inventory control, logistics systems, and development and management of core manufacturing systems for multiple international manufacturers.
He holds a Ph.D. in Technology Management from Indiana State University, and he also holds three industry certifications: biomedical equipment management (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation), information systems (Institute for the Certification of Computing Professionals), and manufacturing and operations management (Association for Operations Management).
1. Can I register for programs if I am an international student?
Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
2. How long does it take to complete a program?
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Most programs allow you 180 days after your register to complete them.
3. Do I have to buy additional materials?
No additional materials are required.
4. Can I get financial assistance?
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.
5. What happens when I complete the program?
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
6. Am I guaranteed a job?
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
7. Who will be my instructor?
Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
8. What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.
9. Can I use a Mac?
Yes, this course can be taken on a Mac.
10. How can I get more information about the program?
If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE chat (click the button toward the top of the page). If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the "Contact Us" form to the right. You may also call us at 1-855-520-6806. We will answer your questions promptly.
11. Once I complete this course, will I pass the CompTIA™ exam?
This course will give you a strong advantage on the CompTIA™ examination in comparison to those who have not taken this course.
12. Once I pass the CompTIA™ Exam, will I be able to get a job in HIT?
Employers are always looking for qualified applicants. Completing this course and passing the CompTIA™ Exam increase your qualifications and give you an advantage over other less qualified applicants.
Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.
13. What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an extension.
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