Tag Archives: online education

Health IT Workforce Evolution: IT Trainer, Certified EMR Professional, Blog Author, and EHR School Owner – Really?

Health IT Workforce Evolution: IT Trainer, Certified EMR Professional, Blog Author, and EHR School Owner – Really?

Posted on12. Dec, 2013 by .

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Since 2010, here at Healthcare IT Today, I’ve been blogging about my experiences as an EMR Vendor (Epic) Certified professional, chronicling my almost decade long journey. First of all, I had no idea I had any professional writing skills, but to my surprise as I authored each of my postings (many thanks to Gwen Darling’s […]

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Why I Founded the Healthcare IT School of New Jersey

Why I Founded the Healthcare IT School of New Jersey

Posted on08. Nov, 2013 by .

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As the nation moves toward industry-wide adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects a shortage of about 50,000 qualified health IT workers to meet the needs of hospitals and healthcare affiliates. In spite of the nationwide college and university level HIT courses and even the US Government sponsored Health IT […]

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HIT Certification Webinar Series Continues!

HIT Certification Webinar Series Continues!

Posted on13. Sep, 2013 by .

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This month, we’ve lined up a series of four 30-minute Webinars with 4Medapproved, each featuring an overview of one of their online HIT courses.  In case you’re not familiar with 4Med, their online curriculum is designed to meet the needs of busy professionals for education in Health IT, HIPAA compliance, Meaningful Use, EHR proficiency, and […]

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University of Illinois at Chicago Adds Online Bachelor of Science in HIM Degree

University of Illinois at Chicago Adds Online Bachelor of Science in HIM Degree

Posted on22. Jun, 2012 by .

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Many are familiar with the University of Illinois at Chicago’s fantastic graduate – level online health informatics programs, but to round out their curriculum, UIC is launching a fully online, distance learning Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (HIM) degree through its College of Applied Health Sciences! The first in-take of students for this […]

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The End of My UIC Graduate Education, But Just the Beginning!

The End of My UIC Graduate Education, But Just the Beginning!

Posted on01. Jun, 2012 by .

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Suffice it to say things really started to hit me once I was boarded my flight from Atlanta to Chicago Midway on the evening of Wednesday, May 2nd.  A part of me was incredibly excited, another part of me was shocked in disbelief.  I’ve been doing this since January 2010, I thought to myself… where […]

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ICD-10 Training and ICD-10 Consultant Certification Now Available Online!

ICD-10 Training and ICD-10 Consultant Certification Now Available Online!

Posted on07. Feb, 2012 by .

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First, some background info about ICD-10: ICD stands for “International Classification of Diseases,” and the 10 refers to the fact that the upcoming version is the 10th edition.  ICD-10 consists of two parts:  ICD-10-CM for diagnosis coding, and ICD-10-PCS for inpatient procedure coding.  Here’s where it gets a bit tricky.   ICD-10-CM is for use in […]

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National eHealth Collaborative University Launches 2012 Online HIT Education Series

National eHealth Collaborative University Launches 2012 Online HIT Education Series

Posted on01. Feb, 2012 by .

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National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) today announced the start of the NeHC University Spring 2012 semester. The new semester of this popular health IT (HIT) education series will kick off on February 1 and run through June. “Last year we welcomed over 7,500 attendees to our NeHC University programs, which shows that our stakeholders find the […]

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University of Illinois at Chicago Unveils New Healthcare IT Website

University of Illinois at Chicago Unveils New Healthcare IT Website

Posted on04. Nov, 2011 by .

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The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is very well-known for its standout Health Informatics programs.  Their Bachelor of Science and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Management programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), and their Master of Science in Health Informatics program is the only […]

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When Did You Last Take a Test?!

When Did You Last Take a Test?!

Posted on10. Aug, 2011 by .

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So, dear readership, when is the last time you took a test? Oh I know it; I’m laughing, too. Hold up, didn’t I finish up taking exams when I finished college (Go Vandals!)?! Not in the Healthcare IT industry! We’ve got Masters and PhDs, MDs, RNs, CPHIMSS, MS, PMP, CPC, RHIA, AHIMA, certificates, etc, etc, […]

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One More Year to Go…

One More Year to Go…

Posted on17. May, 2011 by .

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I’ve been having a hard time comprehending the fact that May 2011 is already here, which marks a significant milestone for me: I have only one year left in UIC’s Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) online program.  I remember thinking mid-year last year, I’ll never finish this program, but sure enough time keeps […]

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Whether on the Road or in the Air, HIT is Everywhere…

Whether on the Road or in the Air, HIT is Everywhere…

Posted on28. Mar, 2011 by .

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First and foremost, I need to apologize for my disappearing act, as it’s been well over two months since my last post!  This is perhaps the busiest I’ve ever been in my life.  I often joke with my fiancée that rarely has there been a time in either of our lives where our entire year […]

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