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Health Information Technology Foundations Course

Audience: Instructional designers, Industry training and students

This course offers an overview of healthcare, health information technology, and health information management systems. The focus is on the role and responsibilities of entry-level health IT specialists in each phase of the health information management systems lifecycle. The curriculum is aligned to the new Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS) certification administered by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. This certificate is designed for students who have previous experience in IT or healthcare and it is designed to serve as a pathway into health IT careers. All of the courses underwent a thorough review by industry subject matter experts. A copy of their review is available here: SME Reviews.

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View & Download Materials: Stanford University Open Learning Initiative Health IT Foundations/CAHIMS Preparation Course