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New Jersey’s Pinnacle Center for Professional Development (PCPD) Schedules Two New Health IT Courses for Hospital and Health Care Institution Employees

| July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

DSC_2660Pinnacle Center for Professional Development
75 Lane Road, Suite 406
Fairfield, NJ 07004

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Introduction to Health IT and Health IT Boot Camp Classes Begin Early August

FAIRFIELD, N.J., July 20, 2015 – The consistently shifting healthcare landscape has created a need for qualified health information technology (HIT) professionals.  The Pinnacle Center for Professional Development (PCPD), has scheduled its first two continuing education HIT courses in August. Introduction to Health IT isa two-day course and Health IT Boot Camp is a 36-hour course spread over one week.Both programs will be presented at PCPD’s training center in Fairfield and are also available to be conducted onsite at client facilities.

PCPD’s programs are designed to meet the urgent need for well-prepared HIT professionals by providing quality continuing education, delivered in an informal classroom setting by seasoned professionals. PCPD’s programs prepare students, including clinicians, IT staff and healthcare administrators with the “big picture” of HIT, as well as other strategies to achieve success. The curriculum, instruction and related learning are designed to create a confident, competent, motivated and inspired Health IT workforce.

According to Beth Dituro, PCPD program director, “Our continuing education courses are designed to fill the growing HIT talent gap by helping organizations to build their HIT teams from within. We also have courses for those individuals who are just entering the workforce and are interested in a career in health IT,” she said. “Our interactive classroom discussions inform and engage students and build confidence, fostering a sense of context and purpose.”

Introduction to Health IT:  Aug 3-4, Aug 5-6

Introduction to Health IT is designed to prepare entry-level health IT or clinical staff to be effective, productive and resourceful team members for health IT initiatives. The course covers topics that include: The Healthcare Delivery System, the Healthcare Technology Environment, Systems Development Life Cycle, Project Cycle Management, HIT Operations, Managing HIT and The Healthcare IT Revolution.

The course is open to entry level Health IT, clinical staff who are or will be involved in an IT project, and junior administrators and new managers working in the healthcare field.

Healthcare IT Workforce Boot Camp:  August 10-15

Pinnacle’s Health IT Workforce Boot Camp is an intensive one-week course to prepare clinical and information technology professionals to be high-performing, effective, productive and resourceful team members and leaders for health IT initiatives.

Four, nine-hour courses are presented during the week, covering: Health IT Evolution – From Safety to Quality; Health IT Systems, Initiatives, and Project Management; Health IT Organizational Management; and Health IT Value.

Health IT Boot Camp is open to IT professionals working within a healthcare setting who need to understand the implications of healthcare reform.  This includes, clinicians and informaticists who are working in an IT capacity or will be assigned to an IT project, and healthcare administrators and managers who are or will be involved in a major HIT initiative.

The PCPD learning center is located at the company’s headquarters at 75 Lane Road in Fairfield, New Jersey. To accommodate clients, PCPD will also provide courses at any healthcare provider or IT company location. Candidates will be pre-screened to ensure their qualifications and base knowledge that will lead to a full understanding of course material. Upon completion, students receive certification for their work. PCPD also offers customized training courses tailored to business’ specific needs. A full calendar of courses and additional information is available at


Pinnacle Center for Professional Development (PCPD) is an educational institution offering training to meet the urgent need for a competent, confident and motivated Health Information Technology (HIT) workforce. Quality continuing education is offered in a face-to-face classroom setting, delivered by seasoned professionals. Courses are held at the company’s state-of-the-art facility in Fairfield, N.J. or at a site convenient to customers. PCPD’s programs prepare students, including clinicians, IT staff and healthcare administrators with coursework that will keep them current and well-prepared for the opportunities in today’s ever-changing HIT field. For more information visit

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