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Can you succeed in IT without learning coding? Lots of people wonder if you can get very far in information technology without having to learn how to code. Check out the getting started page to learn some of the options that healthcare IT offers.


Health Information Management Analyst

What Does An HIM Analyst Do?

When one thinks of “medical records,” it brings up images of thick file folders filled with documents and a physician’s chicken scratch on scraps of paper. In reality, ...
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What Is Real Time Eligibility / Patient Eligibility Verification?

Real time eligibility (RTE), aka patient eligibility verification is a technology solution that allows medical staff to electronically verify patients' insurance coverage for medical treatment. Before the age ...
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How To Get Epic Certified; Epic Systems Certification and Proficiency

If you've been in healthcare IT for any amount of time, you know that Epic Systems is a major player in enterprise-wide EHR and clinical software. Their solutions ...
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IT Systems Architecture/Software Environments and Configuration

When an organization purchases or develops an IT system, that system is set up with various “copies” or instances of those systems. The copies of the delivered software ...
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What Is A Bidirectional Interface?

What is a bidirectional interface? Explains the concept using the example of an immunization registry, labs, and medication dispenses ...
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What Is Interoperability in Healthcare IT?

What is Interoperability in Healthcare, and why is it important? Describes key concepts of Interoperability: Foundational interoperability, Structural interoperability, & Semantic interoperability ...
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Lab Orders and Results

Lab Orders and Results. A quick read on how HL7 orders and results messages are linked from order placement to resulting. Covers the placer order ...
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Is It Ever OK To Look at Others’ Medical Records?

In December 2014, University Hospitals of Cleveland notified almost 700 patients that their medical records had been accessed by an IT employee. The employee was ...
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Episode of Care

In Healthcare IT, it's important to understand the concept of episodes of care versus encounters. An encounter is a single event in which care is ...
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Healthcare IT From The Ground Up

HealthcareITSkills.com was launched to help people begin or advance careers in Healthcare Information Technology. It is mainly focused on the needs of those who are not in upper management. There are plenty of Healthcare IT sites targeted toward executives, but not so many that help you understand the nuts & bolts- the foundational skills that are hard to grasp if you’re not already in the Health Information Technology sector. A good place to look first is the Start Here page, where you can find a few Healthcare IT statistics, learn where the best jobs are, and learn how a hospital IT department is structured. If you lack technical skills, you can check out the Technical Skills Category for posts that will give you a good start.