HITS features eight educational modules, each approximately an hour in length, which are delivered in a self-paced, online format. There are no prerequisites to take the HITS course and learners have access to the course for 12 months and earn a certificate upon completion.
UNIT 1: IT Basics in Healthcare
Module 1: Computer Hardware and Software in Healthcare
Module 2: Networks and Health Informatics
UNIT 2: Information Management in Healthcare
Module 3: Understanding Data, Information and Knowledge
Module 4: Protecting Information - Security, Privacy and Confidentiality
Module 5: Electronic Record Keeping in Healthcare
UNIT 3: IT Systems in Healthcare
Module 6: Administrative Information Systems
Module 7: Clinical Information Systems
Module 8: Decision Support Systems
HITS Level 1 is targeted at all healthcare workers who require a basic understanding of their role of technology in the healthcare sector. The Level 1 syllabus outlines the hardware and technologies used in a healthcare environment, and covers topics ranging from data processing and electronic record keeping, to decision support systems and security.
Certification in HITS is performed using the ICS Skills Automated Testing System (ATS). The ATS combines the best of all worlds: authentic candidate experience, cost-effective testing, streamlined processes, consistent scoring, and simplified, paper-free candidate management.
There is one 45-minute, 40-question online test for achieving certification in HITS.
In addition to the HITS certification test, the ICS Skills ATS provides a full suite of diagnostic tests. These can be used for pre-training and pre-testing assessments to help identify individual knowledge gaps and training needs.
Click the link below to view or download an Information Sheet for HITS from ICS Skills in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
An Bord Altranais, the regulatory body for the nursing profession in Ireland, has awarded HITS category 1 approval.
The Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy (IIRRT) offers CPD points for Radiographers and Radiation Therapists who undertake the HITS course.
Radiographers and Radiation Therapists play a critical role in delivering professional services. Within Ireland the IIRRT is the professional body that helps clinical departments and their staff develop roles and services in areas of current and future importance. Related to this, IIRRT are concerned with the development of professional standards which are essential in maintaining and also improving standards of care and management of patients.
HITS has been reviewed by the IIRRT CPD committee and was deemed to be worth 10 CPD points. The IIRRT can also issue CPD certificates for Radiographers and Radiographers who undertake the course.
ICS Skills is currently in the process of accrediting HITS learning providers in Ireland who will test their own candidates. They range from third level colleges and independent training companies to on-site training departments in organisations.
Apply here to offer HITS at your organisation.