You need to be HIPPA Compliant, which means your company’s HIPPA Coordinator Must give employees a certain amount of training per year on HIPPA if your position allows you to view patient’s private data.
ON TOP OF THAT, your state can add to but no Take away from, the current standard.
For you as an IT guy, are you doing HL7 or DICOM sided work? DICOM is for Medical Imaging, HL7 is for billing and patient demographics. Each has about 15 different plus certs you can get and use.
Here are SOME of the many different Organizations that make up the Standards, and training for the whole of medical IT.
- Certified Imaging Informatics Professional (CIIP),
- Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM),
- American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT),
- Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS),
- PACS Administrators Registry and Certification Association (PARCA),
- American College of Radiology (ARC),
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA),
- Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH)
You can find all these with a google search,
Also go to these sites for the current Standards and Updates to both HL7 and DICOM
Also check the Joint Commission for Healthcare, which is like UL. That is what all Healthcare is really scared of not HIPPA but the JC. They can pull all your Federal Funding in a day, and do it all the time.
I got a whole paper if you want to read up on Healthcare IT. Back in college, last job was as a BioMed and Healthcare PACS admin / Help guy.