Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Training Programs on Healthcare IT and Unified Communications

Downers Grove, Ill., Aug. 22, 2011 – Training programs designed to help information technology (IT) companies broaden their business skills and knowledge in the emerging areas of healthcare IT and unified communications are available in the coming weeks from CompTIA, the non-profit association for the IT industry.
CompTIA announced today that live training sessions will be offered in Los Angeles and Chicago, including at the upcoming Channel Partners Conference & Expo and Tech Data Channel Link conference. 
On Aug. 24 during the Channel Partners Conference & Expo CompTIA will offer a unified communications training workshop led by Joe Schurman, founder and chief executive officer of Evangelyze Communications
The session will explore the scope of unified communications, including the technology’s benefits in employee productivity and workgroup collaboration, as well as how it can enhance and integrate business processes. Participants will examine key components in the sales process, such as identifying end-user “pain points”; develop solutions to address such pain points; discuss the benefits and challenges of unified communications solutions; and identify the best market and segment opportunities.
The one-day unified communications training program will also be offered on Oct. 28 at CompTIA headquarters in Downers Grove, Ill., in suburban Chicago.
CompTIA will offer a “Quick Start” session on healthcare IT during Tech Data’s Channel Link event in Los Angeles. The healthcare IT session is scheduled for Sept. 15 and 16 and will be led by Patrick Wilson, chief executive officer of Vital Signs Technology.
Wilson will discuss the business case for developing a healthcare IT practice, as well as the best practices and steps required to make it a profitable effort. Session attendees will receive the CompTIA Healthcare IT Quick Start Guide.
Wilson will lead a one-day fast-track course on healthcare IT at CompTIA headquarters in suburban Chicago on Sept. 30. The course is designed to help technology solution providers identify the tools and knowledge needed to run a successful healthcare IT practice.
The training programs on unified communications and healthcare IT are part of CompTIA’s commitment to provide educational resources and tools to help IT companies grow and prosper. CompTIA will spend more than $4 million in 2011 on education, training, events and research projects.
All CompTIA members have full access to the complete portfolio of CompTIA educational offerings through the CompTIA Member Resource Center. Non-members can visit CompTIA Education to download free offerings, find CompTIA workshop dates and learn more about the benefits of membership.
Channel education and training is among a number of CompTIA initiatives CompTIA in the areas of healthcare IT and unified communications.
For individual IT workers and their employers, CompTIA offers the following professional credentials:
• CompTIA Convergence Technologies Professional (CTP+) certification, a professional credential that validates knowledge and skills to sell and service components of data, voice and multimedia convergence technologies.
• CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician certificate, which covers the knowledge and skills required to implement, deploy and support healthcare IT systems in various clinical settings.