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Healthcare Information Technology Exam Guide for CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician and HIT Pro Certifications by Brian Gugerty, Kathleen McCormick

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Unique Considerations of Academic Roles

Those who support healthcare IT in academic settings face challenges that are not as prominent outside academia.

• The most obvious is that training is a continuous process in every discipline—medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and many other healthcare fields. Training programs must be part of regular clinic and hospital operations, and support systems that complement training must also be tailored to this constantly changing workforce. The various roles within an academic environment have different licensing, prescribing, and documentation privileges. EMRs must support this wide variety of roles, which change over time.

• Academic practice includes research: the cycle of posing questions, receiving approval ...

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