Healthcare Information Technology Exam Guide for CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician and HIT Pro Certifications / Edition 1

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The Complete Healthcare Information Technology Reference and Exam Guide

Gain the skills and knowledge required to implement and support healthcare IT (HIT) systems in various clinical and healthcare business settings. Healthcare Information Technology Exam Guide for CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician and HIT Pro Certifications prepares IT professionals to transition into HIT with coverage of topics ranging from health data standards to project management.

This valuable resource also serves as a study tool for the CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician exam (Exam HIT-001) and for any of the six Healthcare Information Technology Professional (HIT Pro) exams offered by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. You’ll get complete coverage of all official objectives for these challenging exams. Chapter summaries highlight what you’ve learned and chapter review questions test your knowledge of specific topics.

Coverage includes:

  • Healthcare Organizational Behavior
  • Healthcare Regulatory Requirements
  • Healthcare Business Operations
  • Healthcare IT Security, Privacy, and Confidentiality
  • Healthcare IT Operations

Electronic content includes:

Complete MasterExam practice testing engine, featuring seven practice exams, one for each exam:

  • CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician
  • HIT Pro Clinician/Practitioner Consultant
  • HIT Pro Implementation Manager
  • HIT Pro Implementation Support Specialist
  • HIT Pro Practice Workflow & Information Management Redesign Specialist
  • HIT Pro Technical/Software Support Staff
  • HIT Pro Trainer


  • Detailed answers with explanations
  • Score Report performance assessment tool
  • Free eBook download—Adobe Digital Editions (system requirements apply)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071802802
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/11/2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 800
  • Sales rank: 452,874
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathleen McCormick, PhD, is a senior practitioner, researcher, and policy executive in health informatics and bioinformatics. She spent 13 years as an informatics scientist and clinical trial researcher within the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Aging and Clinical Center. In 2009 Dr. McCormick joined SAIC-F as Senior Principal Scientist/Vice President. Honored with fellowships in nursing, informatics, and gerontology, she is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine and received the President's Award from the American Medical Informatics Association of America in 1998. Dr. McCormick is the coauthor of Essentials in Nursing Informatics and author of several other books.

Brian Gugerty DNS, RN, has been involved in clinical informatics for more than 20 years. His experience includes academics, clinical informatics, software development, and counseling healthcare providers in Electronic Health Record (EHR) implementation planning, activation, and optimization. Brian has authored or co-authored more than 30 articles and book chapters on the theory, practice, and the future of clinical informatics. He has been a frequent presenter of the theory and practice of EHRs by exploring a wide range of subjects for institutions both in the USA and abroad.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Healthcare Organizational Behavior
Chapter 1: An Overview of Healthcare in the United States
Chapter 2: An Overview of How Healthcare is Paid for in the United States
Chapter 3: Ethics and Healthcare: Focus on Information Technology
Chapter 4: The Role of Information Technology in Healthcare
Chapter 5: An Overview of Processes Associated with Healthcare Delivery Within Provider Organizations: Focus on the Ambulatory Setting
Chapter 6: An Overview of Processes Associated with Healthcare Payment Within Ambulatory Provider Organizations
Chapter 7: Using Healthcare IT to Measure and Improve Outcomes
Chapter 8: The Role of Healthcare IT in Improving Population Health
Chapter 9: Strategic Leadership and Management of Health Information Technology in Provider Organizations
Chapter 10: Communication Skills in Healthcare IT, Building Strong Teams for Successful Healthcare IT Outcomes
Part II: Healthcare Regulatory Requirements
Chapter 11: Healthcare Information Technology and Healthcare Policy
Chapter 12: Navigating Health Data Standards and Interoperability
Chapter 13: Regulatory Aspects of Healthcare IT: Legal Best Practices and Requirements
Chapter 14: The Electronic Health Record as Evidence
Part III: Healthcare Business Operations
Chapter 15: Core HIT Functionality
Chapter 16: Human Factors in Healthcare IT
Chapter 17: Build- and Implementation-Related HIT Success Factors
Chapter 18: HIT Connectivity and Interoperability Opportunities and Challenges
Chapter 19: Fundamentals of Clinical Decision Support
Chapter 20: Organizational Success Factors in Healthcare Informatics Implementation
Chapter 21: Fundamentals of Health Workflow Process Analysis and Redesign
Chapter 22: Reporting Requirements and Regulatory and External Factors Affecting Healthcare IT
Chapter 23: Training Essentials for Implementing Healthcare IT
Part IV: Healthcare IT Security, Privacy, and Confidentiality
Chapter 24: Building Trust
Chapter 25: Risk Assessment and Management
Chapter 26: Physical Safeguards, Facility Security, Secure Systems and Networks, and Securing Electronic Media
Chapter 27: Healthcare Information Security: Operational Safeguards
Chapter 28: Unique Operational Safeguards in an Electronic Health Record and a Healthcare Information Exchange
Chapter 29: Architectural Safeguards
Chapter 30: Healthcare Cybersecurity Technology
Chapter 31: Certification of HIT Products and Systems
Part V: Healthcare IT Operations
Chapter 32: Computer Hardware and Architecture for Healthcare IT
Chapter 33: Programming and Programming Languages for Healthcare IT
Chapter 34: Databases, Data Warehousing, and Data Mining for Healthcare
Chapter 35: Networks and Networking in Healthcare
Chapter 36: Systems Analysis and Design in Healthcare
Chapter 37: Healthcare Information Technology Project Management
Part VI: Appendices
Appendix A: CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician Exam Objective Map
Appendix B: HIT Pro Exams Objective Maps
Appendix C: About the CD-ROM

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