HLTC 1000 
Introduction to Health Information Technology

Welcome to HLTH 1000: Introduction to Information Technology students.  This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of the health information profession; the definition and the purpose of the medical record; the systems and processes for collecting, maintaining and disseminating health information; numbering, retention and storage of medical information; forms control and design; indexes and registers; release of patient information, security, privacy, confidentiality, and ethical issues; documentation requirements; regulatory requirements of healthcare organization, accrediting and licensing agencies, and computerized information management systems utilized by health information management departments.

The HIPAA Privacy & Security Certificate (“HPSC”) is an online professional certificate included in HLTC1000. The HIPAA Privacy & Security Certificate program lays the foundation of training for the latest standards required of all employees in healthcare. With the enactment of HIPAA’s Standards, the responsibility to keep certain health information secure, confidential, and private has become a legally enforceable responsibility for a facility and its employees. To be successfully compliant, all employees must know and understand their responsibilities with regards to privacy and security of protected health information (PHI) in any form (paper, voice, or electronic). In the HPSC: HIPAA Privacy & Security Certificate, a HIPAA Privacy and Security foundation is provided and reinforced by reviewing pertinent terms, definitions and standards.

Getting Started: Utilizing the HTHU HIPAA Privacy & Security Certificate ~ Online Course Access Instructions purchased at the UNG Bookstore, follow the instructions to create your HTHU learner account. Please refer to your class syllabus for completion date deadlines.

Once you are ready to begin, click on the 2017 HIPAA Privacy and Security Certificate (HPSC) link below to enroll and begin learning.  At the end of each segment, there will be a quiz and evaluation in which you will be graded. A certificate will be provided upon completion; it is a requirement of this course that you turn this certificate of completion in to your UNG Class Instructor or a grade of zero (0) will be awarded.

Course Link Time Frame
2017 HIPAA Privacy and Security Certificate (HPSC) Complete and submit Certificate of Completion to your instructor, according to date on your Course Syllabus.

For all purposes throughout this course, contact your UNG instructor with questions.

For technical support, please contact hthtech@hometownhealthonline.com.

Printing your Completion Certificate: FAQs
How can I print a copy of my certificate once I complete a course?
Once you have successfully completed a course, you will see a red ribbon next to the course. Click the Print Certificate link and print it off your local printer. (Note: The course must be successfully completed)

I’ve completed the course, but I don’t see the red ribbon to print my certificate.
If you feel you have completed the course but don’t see the red ribbon, go back to your course homepage, Launch the course, and make sure there is a Checkmark next to each Post-test AND Evaluation. Click on any Post-test or Evaluation that DOESN’T have a checkmark next to it and complete that action. Make sure you click the “Finish” button once completed. Once all Post-tests and Evaluations have been successfully completed, the red ribbon should appear and you can print your certificate.