CompTIA recently introduced a new Healthcare IT technician certification that validates the skills and knowledge necessary to provide hardware and software support for medical environments that use an electronic health record (EHR) system.

The CompTIA Healthcare IT certification closely maps to two job roles identified by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, i.e. implementation support specialists and technical and software support staff for skilled health IT specialists. This certification is expected to be in big demand with the federal government estimating that 50,000+ new healthcare IT professionals will be needed to implement and support EHR systems in the coming years.

CompTIA recommends that individuals interested in the healthcare IT certificate also hold the CompTIA A+ certification, which validates foundation-level knowledge and skills for PC support, installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security, and troubleshooting.

The CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician certificate exam covers the following areas:
• Regulatory requirements
• Organizational behavior
• IT operations
• Medical business operations
• Security

For more information on the CompTIA Healthcare Certification, please see:

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