Learn About Health Information Technology

Healthcare Information Technology is a big deal! Healthcare organizations are adopting new technologies to better analyze healthcare data, to improve patient care, and to provide patients with the health information they need. This all needs people who have the skills to pull it off; and here is where you can begin to build those skills.


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Seven Great Things About Working In Healthcare IT

Life is too short to spend on a job that you either hate, or one that doesn't give you the sense that you're doing something to make the ...
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What Is A Patient Portal? About Online Patient Portals

As Healthcare Information Technology has continued to mature, a notable area of growth has been the use of web and application-based patient portals. A patient portal is an application ...
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Change Control Procedures – Information Technology Change Control, IT Change Management

The Information Technology department of many Healthcare IT organizations probably supports a hundred or more applications: everything from the electronic badge system for clocking in, lab software, pharmacy software, all the ...
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Entry Level Information Technology Jobs, Entry Level Healthcare IT Jobs

If you're looking to learn about entry level information technology jobs, this is the post for you. Yes, this is a Healthcare Technology site, and maybe you're wondering if ...
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  • What Is An SME? Subject Matter Expert
    What Is An SME? A Subject Matter Expert in Healthcare IT provides support and advocacy for the end-users of clinical software. They are important members of software implementation projects. Becoming …
  • What Is Open Notes?
    What Is Open Notes? Learn about this initiative to allow patients to have access to physician notes in EHR systems, and why it matters.
  • Who Is The Physician Champion?
    The Physician Champion is a physician who has chosen to take on the role of liaison between a group of clinical users and the technical staff who implements technology. They …
  • What Is A Bidirectional Interface?
    What is a bidirectional interface? Explains the concept using the example of an immunization registry.
  • What Is A Legacy System?
    What is a Legacy System? In Healthcare IT, we may have any given software that is considered obsolete, or otherwise needing to be replaced...

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 Get Started 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.