Health Data Specialist
- Award: Associate in Applied Science
- Credits: 60
- Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
- WIA Certified
About this Program
Students will apply computer programming, troubleshooting, and information technology skills to the installation, maintenance, and upgrade of standard, customized or proprietary medical software and associated hardware. The HDS program provides instruction in telecommunications, electronic healthcare records software applications, computer security and data privacy. Students will also use varied electronic health record software applications to replicate patient information and patient encounters. Legal issues surrounding electronic health records are examined including designated record sets, legal health record definitions, and response to litigation summons. Instruction in continuous quality improvement focuses on data integrity, validity, and reliability including the use of standards for data collection. Students gain communication and problem solving skills needed in the changing healthcare environment through courses in written and oral communication and critical thinking.
- St. Cloud Technical and Community College 56303