Healthcare Technology & Systems Training Online

Use your interest in computers to plug into a new career field.

Healthcare Technology Systems Student

Healthcare Technology & Systems Training Online

You have a knack for computers and technology, and you’re passionate about applying your talent to the healthcare industry. No wonder you’re looking to plug into this career field.

Our Healthcare Technology & Systems program builds on the technology skills you already possess. As a student in this program, you will learn how to configure and troubleshoot healthcare software, help keep health records secure, operate a help desk and more. If the thought of working with computers in a professional healthcare environment sounds like it fits your talents and skills, then we’d like to talk to you about it.

Why should I earn my associate degree from UMA?

Earning an associate degree from UMA may impact your future by making you stand out to employers and providing you with a strong educational platform to start a new career. Let us help you gain the job skills needed to work in healthcare so you are prepared to seek some of the 2.3 million new jobs that are projected through 2024.1

Our programs include 24/7 tech support that helps you become comfortable with computers and in the online classroom. Receive guidance from your instructors and learn what it takes to start a career in the fast growing healthcare industry.1 Outside the classroom, our career services team gets you interview ready so you can start your new career.

According to independent research published by Georgetown University, associate degree graduates earn an average of $400,000 of additional earnings over their lifetime.2 An associate degree can open doors to lifelong learning and set the groundwork for future promotions. Let UMA help you change your future.

Job outlook for healthcare technology & systems.

People who earn a degree or diploma in health technology & systems can go on to entry-level positions such as electronic health records (EHR) specialist, help desk analyst, medical software technician, application support specialist, medical records clerk, medical office associate and more. Working environments include healthcare software companies, hospitals, medical hardware companies, doctor’s offices and more. Employment in this field is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024.3

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  • Healthcare Technology & Systems Online Courses

    How long is the degree program? 18 months (may vary according to individual student).

    Associate of Science/Associate of Applied Science (Arkansas residents only) in Health Sciences – Healthcare Technology & Systems

    Required Courses:*
    Introduction to Information Technology 4 Credits
    Introduction to Computer Office Applications** 3 Credits
    Desktop Support 4 Credits
    Customer Service and Communications in Healthcare Settings 3 Credits
    Introduction to Communication 3 Credits
    Interpersonal Professional Communication 3 Credits
    Introduction to U.S. Healthcare Delivery 3 Credits
    Health Records Management 3 Credits
    Configuring EHR 3 Credits
    Medical Law, Ethics and Records Management 4 Credits
    Medical Terminology 4 Credits
    Working with People**** 3 Credits
    Diversity in the Workplace 3 Credits
    Student Success 1 Credits
    Career Success 2 Credits
    Total 46 Credits
    General Education Courses:
    English Composition 3 Credits
    English Composition II*** 3 Credits
    Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 3 Credits
    College Math 3 Credits
    General Biology 3 Credits
    Sociology 3 Credits
    Total 15 Credits
    Program Total 61 Credits
    *The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board has requirements for coursework that are not contained in programs for other states. Therefore, Arkansas residents must meet program requirements that are slightly different.
    **CI1170 satisfies the general education computer applications/fundamentals course requirement for Arkansas residents as indicated by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. CI1170 is also a core requirement of the Health Sciences – Healthcare Technology & Systems Associate Degree program.
    ***EN2100 satisfies the additional general education English/writing course requirement, Composition II, for Arkansas residents as indicated by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. EN2100 is not a general education requirement for the Health Sciences – Healthcare Technology & Systems Associate Degree program.
    ****PS2100 is not included in the Health Sciences – Healthcare Technology & Systems Associate Degree program for Arkansas residents.

    • Healthcare Technology & Systems Diploma

      How long is the degree program? 10 months (may vary according to individual student).

      Required Courses:
      Student Success 1 Credit
      Career Success 2 Credits
      Introduction to Information Technology 4 Credits
      Introduction to US Healthcare Delivery 3 Credits
      Introduction to Computer Office Applications 3 Credits
      Medical Terminology 4 Credits
      Health Records Management 3 Credits
      Medical Law, Ethics and Records Management 4 Credits
      Introduction to Communication 3 Credits
      Configuring EHR 3 Credits
      Customer Service and Communications in Healthcare Settings 3 Credits
      Desktop Support 4 Credits
      Total 37 Credits

Frequently Asked Questions About Healthcare Technology & Systems

What is healthcare technology & systems?

What is healthcare technology & systems?

It’s IT support which includes the troubleshooting and configuration of healthcare software and digital security for patient records. People who work in this career field help make sure computers in the healthcare industry work properly, especially as it relates to electronic health records (EHR).

Do I need experience using a computer to enroll in UMA’s Healthcare Technology & Systems online program?

Do I need experience using a computer to enroll in UMA’s Healthcare Technology & Systems online program?

To enroll in this program, students should be comfortable with basic computer skills. UMA will train you to troubleshoot software, support desktop computers and work with EHR systems. UMA online classroom training also helps you become familiar with a variety of computer skills through virtual labs.

What would I study in UMA’s Healthcare Technology & Systems courses?

What would I study in UMA’s Healthcare Technology & Systems courses?

As a UMA student, your Healthcare Technology and Systems courses would cover a variety of subjects. Some topics include introduction to information technology, introduction to US healthcare delivery, introduction to computer office applications, medical terminology and more. For a complete list of healthcare technology & systems courses you would take, see the courses section above.

What’s it like to take healthcare technology & systems courses online?

What’s it like to take healthcare technology & systems courses online?

Online courses with UMA are designed to be flexible, so you can train for your career on your own schedule. Complete your classwork in the morning, at lunch, or in the middle of the night. It’s up to you. And UMA is here to help you every step of the way with online tutoring, live learning labs, a mobile app, a student-friendly online library, 24/7 tech support and more. Visit the UMA Online page to learn more.

Why should I choose to get my IT education in the healthcare field instead of general information technology?

Why should I choose to get my IT education in the healthcare field instead of general information technology?

The computer support specialist industry is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).3 That’s faster than the average for all occupations. There’s another industry that’s projected to grow over the same time period: occupations related to healthcare.4 Combine computer support specialist with the healthcare industry and you get a healthy career field. Earn your associate degree in healthcare technology & systems at UMA and take advantage of these two growing industries.

What should I look for in top schools for healthcare technology & systems training?

What should I look for in top schools for healthcare technology & systems training?

Different people have different ideas of what makes a top school. To us, top schools that offer healthcare technology & systems programs should provide personal assistance every step of the way with services like one-on-one and group tutoring. Top schools that offer healthcare technology & systems training should also provide career services such as job search assistance. To learn about the learner and career services offered by UMA, visit our Ultimate Student Services℠ page.

What’s the best school for your needs?

What’s the best school for your needs?

Of course you’re looking for the best school—for you. So we recommend taking a look at your individual needs. If you’d like to talk, UMA is here to listen and walk you through deciding which program is right for you. The more we understand about your unique situation, the more we can try to help. Call us at 888-213-4473. Let’s talk about you.

Wondering about healthcare technology & systems salary?

Wondering about healthcare technology & systems salary?

You can find salary ranges by visiting the Bureau of Labor Statistics website. The salary for a position in healthcare technology & systems industry depends on the answers to several questions including where you live and work, your experience and other related factors.

Where can I find more info about healthcare technology & systems?

Where can I find more info about healthcare technology & systems?

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This program can be completed in as little as 18 months.

May vary according to individual student.

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More than 90% of UMA online  students in this diploma and associate degree program who responded to the survey said they were satisfied overall with their educational experience.

Source: Averaged results from the Ultimate Medical Academy Online “End of Course Survey” for all four quarters in 2015 (186 responses).
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This program is offered Online.

Gainful Employment

For additional information on this program’s student graduation, placement, charges, median loan debt and possible occupational outcomes, see: Healthcare Technology & Systems Diploma.

Gainful employment information can be found at ultimatemedical.edu/gainful-employment.pdf and includes information on tuition, loan debt, completion, placement and occupations.

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Complete this form and we’ll email you info on how to get started at UMA, financial aid, selecting the right program, and connecting with other students. We’ll also give you a call to ensure all your questions are answered so you can make the right choice.

By clicking the Request Info button, you agree to be contacted by phone or text message via automated systems by Ultimate Medical Academy about your education at the phone numbers you provided above, including any wireless number(s). You are not obligated to agree to automated contact to enroll; instead, you may call us at 888-213-4473. Note that even non-automated calls are recorded for quality assurance.

UMA has assisted in my drive and determination to succeed, not only in obtaining my education, but also in securing a job in my specialized field. With the support of the UMA faculty I have been able to reach for the stars and hang with them.

—Christine B., UMA Student

1BLS, Healthcare: Millions of jobs now and in the future, Spring 2014, http://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2014/spring/art03.pdf 2Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, The College Payoff, 2014, https://cew.georgetown.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/collegepayoff-summary.pdf 3http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-support-specialists.htm 4http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecopro.nr0.htm

Let’s talk about it.

You probably have questions. We definitely have answers.

Complete this form and we’ll email you info on how to get started at UMA, financial aid, selecting the right program, and connecting with other students. We’ll also give you a call to ensure all your questions are answered so you can make the right choice.

By clicking the Request Info button, you agree to be contacted by phone or text message via automated systems by Ultimate Medical Academy about your education at the phone numbers you provided above, including any wireless number(s). You are not obligated to agree to automated contact to enroll; instead, you may call us at 888-213-4473. Note that even non-automated calls are recorded for quality assurance.