Milwaukee Area Technical College
Health Information Technology - EHR (Electronic Health Records)
Technical/Software Support Specialist – EHR
Implementation Support Specialist - EHR
For information contact: Laurie Kohel, HIT Project
Coordinator at email@example.com Curriculum
About the Certificates Courses Credits
10-530-101 Introduction to Health and Healthcare Information Technology .... 2
Technical/software Support: Workers in this role maintain systems in 10-530-130 Overview of EHR Systems ........................................................... 4
clinical and public health settings, including patching and upgrading of 10-530-131 Configuring, Installing and Maintaining EHR. Systems ................. 4
software. The previous background of workers in this role includes 10-530-132 Standards, Supporting EHR Systems and Achieving Quality ....... 2
information technology or information management. Total ................. 12
Implementation Support Specialist: Workers in this role provide on-site Note: All Electronic Health Record system certificate courses require a grade of C or better in
user support for the period of time before and during implementation of order to receive the certificate. To earn a certificate students must successfully complete the
health IT systems in clinical and public health settings. The previous required courses within six months.
background of workers in this role includes information technology or
Suggested Background/Education for Courses
Success in the Program 10-530-101 Introduction to Health and Healthcare IT 2 credits
Introductory survey of how health care and public health are organized and services delivered in
Information Technology professionals: An associate degree or higher in the U.S. The course is divided into three parts with the first part covering policy, relevant
Information Technology and 2 years related experience. organizations and their interrelationships, professional roles, legal and regulatory issues, privacy
laws, jobs in the health care settings and professional and ethical issues encountered. The second
Healthcare professionals: An associate degree in a healthcare related part introduces students to health care and computer terminology. The third part of the course
field (exp.: RN, respiratory therapist, etc) and 2 years related experience. provides a brief history of health care and health care technology culminating in health care reform
initiatives and the HITECH Act. The concepts of meaningful use are introduced.
Business professionals: An associate degree or higher with emphasis in
project management, workflow design, or other related field and 2 years 10-530-130 Overview of EHR Systems 4 credits
healthcare setting related experience This course starts with a theory component specific to health care and public health applications,
introducing basic health IT standards, health related data structures, and software applications. A
Note: Associate degree requirement may be waived with a 2 for 1 (2 laboratory component of the course then allows students to work with a simulated EHR system
years experience equivalent to 1 year of education) ratio of directly playing the role of a practitioners to learn a framework for how health care applications work
related experience to education. together, get a feel for why standards are important, why a need for usability requirements and how
errors can occur. Prerequisite: 10-530-101.
Application 10-530-131 Configuring, Installing and Maintaining EHR Systems 4 credits
Submit a pre-application directly online at: This is an advanced course building upon the Overview of EHR Systems course looking into more
http://matc.edu/matc_news/2010_HITECH_Applications_Request.html depth of how EHR systems are constructed and configured for implementation, including security
standards, interfaces and integration of systems, application testing, deployment , trouble shooting
problems and system maintenance. A secondary component of the course provides a practical
Unique Requirements for Completion experience for addressing how to design and build an Electronic Health Record to meet specific
needs of customers and end-users. Prerequisite: 10-530-130.
The certificate will be awarded upon completion of the requirements with
a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average and no course grade lower than
10-530-132 Standards, Supporting EHR Systems and Achieving Quality 2 credits
a C. Students are responsible for contacting Laurie Kohel at
The final course in the certificates goes into more depth on the necessary standards for initial
firstname.lastname@example.org upon completion of the required classes. The Certificate
implementation of Electronic Health Records for meeting patient care requirements, meaningful use
will be awarded after completion of all requirements is verified.
and public reporting of health data. Then a brief introduction is provided on how these standards
More detailed and updated information on this program may be available at: and practice workflow redesign can be used as instruments of quality improvement. The final
matc.edu. The college reserves the right to make changes in the regulations component then looks at how multi-disciplinary teams must work together to build and meet
and courses announced in this publication without notice. meaningful use requirements of Electronic Health Record systems. Prerequisite: 10-530-101.
Milwaukee Area Technical College provides equal opportunity
in education and employment.