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    Default CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician

    Here's the new Comptia cert.

    Healthcare IT Technician

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    For $102 may be something to look at.
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    The price is definitely reasonable, especially for CompTIA. I wonder when we'll start seeing this listed as a plus on some of the hospital job listings.
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    Sounds like another way for them to make money.
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    From reading the objectives it seems more like an IT managers role within a healtcare related system. I can't see a reason why a tech would need to know about HIPAA laws or medicare/medicaide.
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    This one and the digital imaging one has me interested

    Of course I have a lot going on so this will never materialize, but I still like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eansdad View Post
    From reading the objectives it seems more like an IT managers role within a healtcare related system. I can't see a reason why a tech would need to know about HIPAA laws or medicare/medicaide.
    I can for HIPAA - they should have a fundamental knowledge of it so if they come across a situation where it looks like that information is not being adequately protected, they can report it to have it resolved before it becomes a major breach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colemic View Post
    I can for HIPAA - they should have a fundamental knowledge of it so if they come across a situation where it looks like that information is not being adequately protected, they can report it to have it resolved before it becomes a major breach.
    I'm not a manager - but we have a few clients that are doctors and I can see at least a cursory knowledge of most everything would be beneficial especially HIPAA. I'm often on the phone or on site by myself with these clients so I need to have a slight clue about most of it. I'll probably take the exam when some study material comes available.
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    This type of certifiction would actually be perfect for people who support clinical applications.
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    Speaking as someone that supports the military healthcare system, this cert is pretty great. HIPPA and PHI are a pretty big part of what we do, and including those with A+ knowledge is a great base for an IT tech. I plan on knocking this out within the week. From looking at the objectives if you have A+ and a good grasp of clinical IT you should need minimal preparation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaxbysauce View Post
    Speaking as someone that supports the military healthcare system, this cert is pretty great. HIPPA and PHI are a pretty big part of what we do, and including those with A+ knowledge is a great base for an IT tech. I plan on knocking this out within the week. From looking at the objectives if you have A+ and a good grasp of clinical IT you should need minimal preparation.
    You probably work on AHLTA.
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    You probably work on AHLTA.
    Good guess
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    Hi Everyone,

    I am new to the site and I am interested in working in the health care field in IT. I am an A+ certified and I am currently working in a college full time in the IT department. I want to switch fields because I have been working at a college environment for 10 years.

    I want to know if I take this exam and with this certification will it be easier to get into the hospital environment because you have this certification? I know that the IT trend is going towards health care now. I never worked in a hospital before so I want to experience it and learn new things.

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    It certainly can't hurt but I wonder how man hospitals are familiar with it.
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    Hi LoMo,

    Yes thanks for your reply. I will definitely take it. Now I just need to find some study materials and take the exam. Right now this is a NEW exam so I don't think the hospitals will be familiar with it but I hope in the future with hospital they will require it when looking for jobs just like if you want to work for tech support with a company they need A+ as one of their requirements. I want to be the first one with the new certification with Comptia with Health care IT. I just want to get my foot in the door if you know what I mean in the health care environment.

    It is sometimes good to change in a NEW environment when you work for a company for 10 years.

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    I think it would be too new for Hospital HR Departments to know about it, no?

    New knowledge is always good, but may be worth waiting on to see if healthcare IT job postings start requesting it, before investing time and $102 into it?

    Just my 2 cents....
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    Good idea but it is good to get a head start first as with anything.

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    I am scheduled to take this Wednesday at noon central time. There aren't any study materials out yet so I'm just going to look over the objectives and trust in my ability to nail all the PC questions and then get as many of the healthcare questions as my military healthcare system experience will allow. Hopefully that will get me 650. If not, oh well its only 100 bucks.
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    Good luck and tells us how you did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoMo View Post
    It certainly can't hurt but I wonder how man hospitals are familiar with it.
    I haven't seen it as a requirement for IT related jobs here so I think over time hospitals will start to learn about it and maybe want it later on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaxbysauce View Post
    I am scheduled to take this Wednesday at noon central time. There aren't any study materials out yet so I'm just going to look over the objectives and trust in my ability to nail all the PC questions and then get as many of the healthcare questions as my military healthcare system experience will allow. Hopefully that will get me 650. If not, oh well its only 100 bucks.
    Good luck! Let us know how it is and how you do!
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    Leaving now to grab some quick lunch then test at 12. Will update with the results when I return.
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    Passed with a 729/900. The majority of the test was related to A+ and Sec+ material, with the other portions being mostly healthcare industry standards. If you are A+ and Sec+ certified and have any experience working in a hospital at all you can probably knock this out without much trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaxbysauce View Post
    Passed with a 729/900. The majority of the test was related to A+ and Sec+ material, with the other portions being mostly healthcare industry standards. If you are A+ and Sec+ certified and have any experience working in a hospital at all you can probably knock this out without much trouble.
    Congratz on the pass and thanks for the good info about the cert!

    Do you mind clarifying -- you mention needing a bit of experience working in a hospital --- could you give me an example of a question or scenario they brought up?
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    Basically you need to know various common hospital departments, occuptaions, so on and so forth. For instance it asked where a phlebotomist would work, and then another question asked in which scenario would "breaking the glass" be necessary in EHR. The answer there was a phlebotomist trying to look at HIV results. So working at a hospital would give you that experience plus experience handling PHI and PII and working with HIPAA which are also big parts of the test.
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    Congrats on passing the exam and thanks for the info. Hmmm I wonder if I will pass the exam because I don't know enough about hospital but when the study material comes out and I will study it and still take the exam. I want to work in a hospital environment for a change as IT Technician.

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