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The healthcare industry is growing at a rapid pace and undergoing some of its most significant changes as the use of electronic health records increase. Designed for technologists or medical practitioners seeking to gain entry into the field of healthcare information systems, INTRODUCTION TO HEALHCARE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY teaches the fundamentals of healthcare IT (HIT) by using the CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician (HIT-001) exam objectives as the framework. It takes an in-depth and comprehensive view of HIT by examining healthcare regulatory requirements, the functions of a healthcare organization and its medical business operations in addition to IT hardware, software, networking, and security. INTRODUCTION TO HEALHCARE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY is a valuable resource for those who want to learn about HIT and who desire to enter this growing field by providing the foundation that will help prepare for the CompTIA HIT certificate exam.

Mark Ciampa, Western Kentucky University

Mark Ciampa is Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. For 20 years, he served as Associate Professor and Director of Academic Computing at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee. Dr. Ciampa has worked in the IT industry as a computer consultant for multiple public and private enterprises. In addition, he is the author of many Cengage books, including CWNA GUIDE TO WIRELESS LANS, 3e; CWSP GUIDE TO WIRELESS SECURITY; GUIDE TO WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS; and NETWORKING BASICS. He earned a PhD in digital communication systems from Indiana State University.

Mark Revels,

Mark Revels is an Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky. He is a technology educator, researcher, and professional with thirty years of progressive experience including biomedical and hospital physical plant systems management; development and management of decision support, inventory control, and logistics systems; and development and management of core manufacturing systems for multiple international manufacturers. He holds a Ph.D. in Technology Management from Indiana State University. In addition, he also holds three industry certifications: biomedical equipment management (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation), information systems (Institute for the Certification of Computing Professionals), and manufacturing and operations management (The Association for Operations Management).
  • Maps fully to CompTIA's HIT Certificate Exam (HIT-001) and helps learners to prepare for the certificate exam.
  • Addresses the needs of technologists with little or no healthcare experience, while also addressing the needs of the healthcare professional with little or no technology experience.
  • Extensive learning tools, including Review Questions, Case Projects, Chapter Summaries, Key Terms, and Healthcare IT Acronyms allow students to review concepts and to practice skills as they are learned.
  • Healthcare IT: Challenges and Opportunities open and close each chapter with a vignette of a healthcare practice that helps introduce and apply material covered in that chapter.
  • Free online CertBlaster test preparation software to help learners practice for exam day.
1. Introduction to Healthcare IT.
2. Healthcare Organization and Operations.
3. Desktop IT Operations.
4. Network IT Operations.
5. Medical Business Operations.
6. Document Imaging and Problem Solving.
7. Basic Healthcare Security.
8. Advanced Healthcare Security.
Appendix A. CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician Certificate Exam Objectives.
Appendix B. Healthcare Information Technology Web Sites.

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