Health information technology (HIT) defines a wide range of hardware and software applications designed to improve managerial and clinical aspects of health care delivery. HIT also provides the framework to outline the comprehensive management of health information across computerized systems and its secure exchange between consumers, providers, government and quality entities, and insurers. As health organizations make better use of health information technology, they will be able to:
Based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other independent studies, over the next five years, there is an estimated shortage of 51,000 qualified health IT workers required to meet the needs of hospitals and physicians as they move to adopt electronic health care systems.
According to a recent article in Forbes the human resources firm, Adecco Staffing U.S., ranks Jacksonville as the third best city to find a job right now, with heavy hiring in fields such as education, health care and IT and an unemployment rate of six and a half percent.
Strengthen your qualifications and meet your health care career goals. Transition into the health care field, health information technology provides an opportunity to acquire core skills employers demand.
Although, the Health Information Technology (HIT) Certificate program is geared toward professionals with a background in health care (medical), information technology and/or project management a course track has been created to provide career training for individuals with no prior health care or IT background.
Return your completed HIT Application form, with a one-time $50 Application Fee
The following educational and work experience is preferred:
For individuals who currently work in health care
For individuals who currently work in information technology
For individuals who have no health care or IT experience (i.e. seeking career development skills)
All seeking the certificate will take the following courses:
*Some courses may be waived for individuals who meet the required health care or IT work experience.
HIT Certificate program total hours: 288 hours (28.8 CEUs) up to 372 hours (37.2 CEUs)
The Health Information Technology Certificate is awarded to those persons who successfully complete the program’s curricula with a “C” grade in each class and attend, at minimum, 80% of all classes.
Enrollment in the Health Information Technology Certificate program is not required to attend any of the individual courses. Admission criteria will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. A certificate of completion will be given for the individual course title.
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