What is an HIT Professional?

I’m sure if you asked different individuals in the industry, you’d get different answers.  Here’s DHHS ONC’s definition taken from the website:

C2. What constitutes a health IT professional?
A health IT professional is someone who is qualified to support the adoption and implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHRs), information exchange across health care providers and public health authorities, and the redesign of workflows within health care settings to gain the quality and efficiency benefits of EHRs.

Now the question is:  Can you be a health IT professional without hands-on experience?

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About Julie

My credentials include a Master's Certificate in Health Informatics, a CHPSE certification (Certified HIPAA Privacy and Security Expert), and certification in HL7 (Health Level 7). The multidisciplinary approach to equipping myself to enter the healthcare IT sector is consistent with my professional background in sales, management, healthcare, and recruiting. I also have a BA in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan, which as been invaluable in my professional life for exceling in sales, change management, and laying down an excellent foundation from which I was able to build effective communication skills with professionals of all levels.

Posted on April 18, 2011, in Definitions and Concepts, Education and Training, EMR/EHR and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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