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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What Is Remote Patient Monitoring?

In an age when just about everyone is digitally connected in some way or the other, it only makes sense that the healthcare industry is seeing digital transformations ...
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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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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.