Healthcare IT Support Specialization

Are you looking to get your foot in the door as a Healthcare IT Support specialist? Do you want to solve technical problems for healthcare professionals and health system employees? Have you always wanted to enter an in-demand field in Health Information Technology? The courses in this specialization are designed to pique your interest regarding the ever-evolving field of IT support in healthcare. In order to help physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and a wide range of other allied health professionals and non-clinical staff, you need to be familiar with the basic language of healthcare. Through this 4-course specialization, we’ll take you on a whirlwind tour of what it means to play a critical role in maintaining the ongoing operations of a hospital, health system, clinic or other healthcare setting. You’ll be introduced to the basics of health IT fundamentals, the different technologies relevant to healthcare, and important aspects of data security, privacy and compliance. You’ll have an opportunity to hear stories of inspiration from health IT staff who once were in your shoes. Go behind-the-scenes at a large hospital to learn about the many ways in which IT support staff play a role in helping patients, providers and the population. You’ll even receive tips on job interviews and advice on how to succeed on this career path.

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Healthcare Data Security, Privacy, and Compliance (Coursera)

Oct 18th 2021
Healthcare Data Security, Privacy, and Compliance (Coursera)
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In the final course of the Healthcare IT Support program, we will focus on the types of healthcare data that you need to be aware, complexities of security and privacy within healthcare, and issues related to compliance and reporting. As a health IT support specialist, you’ll be exposed to [...]
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Operations and Patient Safety for Healthcare IT Staff (Coursera)

Oct 18th 2021
Operations and Patient Safety for Healthcare IT Staff (Coursera)
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Now that you've been introduced to the world of Health IT and the important role played by electronic health records (EHRs), we'll focus on other technologies that play a role in maintaining ongoing operations in healthcare. Telemedicine, patient portals, barcode scanners, printers, and medical devices are just some of [...]
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Health Information Technology Fundamentals (Coursera)

Oct 18th 2021
Health Information Technology Fundamentals (Coursera)
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In this course you will receive an overview of the health IT ecosystem and the types of technologies IT support staff interact with the most. You will be introduced to the role of electronic health records (EHRs), clinical decision support, telemedicine, patient portals, and medical devices. We’ll cover common [...]
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The Critical Role of IT Support Staff in Healthcare (Coursera)

This is a very exciting time to be exploring a career in Health IT Support! In this introductory course, you’ll learn about various roles in IT support that are common in healthcare. IT support staff play critical roles in many different healthcare venues. In addition to helping clinics, hospitals, [...]
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