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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Health Informatics Specialist CCC

Health Informatics Specialist  (6531)

Type of Award
CCC - College Credit Certificate

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Program Description
This program is designed to prepare students for employment as entry-level health care informatics specialists or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in related health occupations.

The content includes but is not limited to biomedical sciences, including medical terminology, health care delivery systems, basic principles of health care informatics; electronic health/medical record systems; data and workflow management concepts; and project management skills specific to health care informatics, ethical and legal concepts, health data content, clinical classification systems, organization and supervision, quality and performance improvement, health care statistics and research, reimbursement methodologies, and employability skills.

General Admission Requirements to the College

  • Submit an official high school or GED transcript and official college/university transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Admission Procedures section of the college catalog for more information regarding transcripts.

Completion Requirements
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program with a grade of "C" or higher.

Program Length
Total program credits: 24

This program is offered at the Loxahatchee Groves campus.

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Required Courses Credits: 24
STA2023 Statistics 3
CGS1100 Microcomputer Applications  
HIM1610C Office Applications for Health Professions 3
HIM1215C Health Care Statistics and Research Methods  3
HIM1000C Introduction to Health Information Management 3
HIM1012C Health Information Law, Ethics, and Compliance 3
HIM1210C Health Information System 3
HIM2510C Healthcare Data Analysis 3
HIM2651C Applied Health Informatics 3
Total Program Credits: 24
Students will be required to enroll in and pass the following prerequisite courses to complete this certificate: HIM2652C or CGS1100 for HIM1000C, and STA2023 for HIM2510C.

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Employment Opportunities
The Certified Healthcare Technology Specialist (CHTS) credentials from the American Health Information Management Association are quickly gaining value in the job market. The credentials were developed to recognize highly skilled technology workers who can support the adoption and meaningful use of EHRs. Formerly known as HIT Pro, CHTS certification exams assess competency in six distinct health IT roles: workflow and data collection, hardware and software selection, vendor management, systems testing/installation, diagnosing IT problems, and training staff on systems.  

Career Path Notes
Credits earned in this program will transfer directly into the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Health Information Technology.

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