It seems that GE Healthcare has created a vendor netural educational program for biomedical and technical professionals with the aim to to enhance their knowledge of IT concepts for healthcare.
The curriculum has supposely identifies;
IT skills critical to servicing and supporting today’s integrated and networked medical devices
Healthcare-related IT skills that biomeds need to quickly diagnose problms that affect workflow and quality patient care
The differences between patient information workflow and healthcare enterprise workflow
The foundation course for example, explores the fundamentals of connectivity with hands-on labs (not simulations) for students to build and troubleshoot flat, switched, routed and wireless networks. I personally think that taking a Cisco certified training program makes more sense when it comes to learning networking (better still, get a IT degree that covers networking and work in the field for a couple of years).
Interestingly, with Microsoft acquiring GlobalCare Solutions (GCS), I can’t help but wonder if there will be a Microsoft Certified PACS Administrator coming up any time in the near future.