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Healthcare Systems Technology

This unique program is a mix of computer technology, health information technology, and healthcare. 

You’ll learn software database design, data management, data privacy laws and regulations, work flow analysis and design, and healthcare and computer terminology.  

The curriculum bridges the gap between technology and healthcare, and fulfills a vital need in a growing and rewarding field. 

Where Will Healthcare Systems Technology Take You?

With a healthcare systems technology degree, you’ll acquire all of the skills and knowledge needed to provide a smooth transition into healthcare IT. Here are a few of the job titles commonly used in the industry:
  • Applications Software Developer 
  • Computer and Information Scientist 
  • Information Technologist 
  • Informatics Specialist 
  • Health Data Specialist 
  • Systems Analyst 
  • Privacy and Security Information Technology Specialist 
  • Technology Support Specialist 

Good news: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in healthcare IT is projected to grow 9 percent through 2030. 

What Makes Our Healthcare Systems Technology Program Unique?

Normandale is one of a select number of community colleges that have developed a program to help educate students on IT, health care data, and processes across a variety of systems.  

Recent changes to healthcare legislation, such as the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act), as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) — initiated the development of this important program. 

The widespread use of electronic health records and personal health records have created opportunities for students in this field.  

Healthcare Systems Technology Program Basics

Healthcare Systems Technology Faculty

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