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 Clinical Decision Support?

With the adoption of electronic health records at near universal levels, users of these systems have grown accustomed to having volumes of information on their patients. This has ...
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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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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 The Triple Aim?
    What is the Triple Aim? The Triple Aim in Healthcare is a concept put forward by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement that is intended to drive Healthcare providers to simultaneously …
  • Barcode Medication Administration
    In 1994, a nurse at Colmery-O'Neil Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Topeka, Kansas had an epiphany. She realized that the ubiquitous use of barcode scanning in other industries might be …
  • Discrete Data In Healthcare
    This post explains what discrete data is, and why you should care. Healthcare data can be life and death, so this is important.
  • From A Hospital Department To IT
    If you want to get into Healthcare IT, a clear path may be to move from another hospital department into IT...

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.