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Now Online! Due to COVID-19, our cohorts will be held via virtual classroom experience until further notice.
Self-paced to fit your schedule
Cost of national certification exams is included in tuition
Receive personal, on-going help throughout the training program
This online program provides the skills necessary to understand critical software programs that handle healthcare information. Healthcare IT professionals can be found supporting the use of technology all across the healthcare industry. Specific responsibilities vary but may include: installing and maintaining electronic health record systems; working as part of an internal IT team and providing technical support to employees.
Graduates of this program will be prepared to earn:
Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)
Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMMA) credentials
Tuition includes the exam voucher ($326 value). Those who complete this program will also receive a University of Utah Healthcare Informational Technician Program completion award.
This program is offered in partnership with Career Step.
The Healthcare IT training program includes 323 completion hours. Since the program is completely self-paced, the online training format allows you the flexibility to study as much or as little as your schedule allows. Completion time varies based on time commitment to the course. Many students are able to complete their training program in as little as 4 or 5 months. Students who devote approximately 15 hours per week may finish in about 10 months.
Not eligible for the University of Utah tuition reduction benefit
In order to be admitted, you must be at least 18 years of age and either a) have a high school diploma or a General Education Development Certificate (GED), or b) pass the Pre-Enrollment Assessment Test. No specific skills or experience are considered prerequisites for entry into the training program.
Every student who enrolls in the Healthcare IT training program receives an initial 12-month period of enrollment. If you need extra time to complete the course after your initial 12-month enrollment, we have 4-month extensions available for purchase.
Disclaimer: If you have ever been a University of Utah student, please verify that you have no holds on your account before enrolling. To view holds, visit the Registration Holds page. If you have a hold, it will delay your enrollment.
Flexible program fits your schedule You can start the program any time, and it’s self-paced to fit your schedule. You can complete it in as little as 3 months or can take the full 12 months to complete the program.
Receive individualized support Though you’ll be working at your own pace, you won’t be alone! You’ll receive personal, ongoing support all the way through the training program.
Gain skills in a quickly growing field Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. and technology is becoming more and more important to providing quality patient care.
Over 2.8 million new healthcare jobs are expected by 2022
The government-mandated implementation of electronic health records is putting healthcare IT professionals in high demand.
Who Should Attend
This program is designed for those interested in any of the numerous opportunities for improving and transforming healthcare, including:
Reducing human errors
Improving clinical outcomes
Facilitating care coordination
Improving practice efficiencies
Tracking data over time
No previous experience in a medical office environment is required.