Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics
Optimizing the use of information in healthcare services for better healthcare delivery, management, & planning
UNE Online’s Health Informatics certificate benefits the student by rounding out their professional experience and formal training as they become more professionally established. This field is growing rapidly, and a Health Informatics certificate provides the skills needed to hit the ground running in a career within a healthcare setting.
Program Course Structure
The Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics program requires you to complete 12 credit hours of required courses. All courses are graduate-level and taught in eight-week terms, allowing you to take two courses each semester.
The Health Informatics certificate is three semesters in length, which is the time equivalent of one full year. This assumes that you choose to take a regular course load consisting of one course each term, two courses per semester.
You may complete the program more quickly taking more than one course each eight-week term. Click to view our course list.
Credits are Stackable to a Master’s
Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics have the opportunity to build on their education and stack earned credits towards coursework requirements to earn a Master of Health Informatics degree.
Optional focus areas are available to diversify learning around specific career pathways including healthcare leadership, training & development, and health data analytics – or you may also choose an individualized approach.
Graduates leave our program having achieved the following learning outcomes:
- Understand the American healthcare system and the effects technology and data have had on it.
- Understand the complex system of legal and regulatory compliance that governs the healthcare system.
- Apply core concepts of database design to facilitate managing the large amounts of data produced and captured in the healthcare setting.
- Understand foundational concepts and theories of leadership and management, especially with respect to data-driven business intelligence.
- Apply technology and the healthcare quality framework to meet the goals of the triple aim of improving the patient experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita cost of health care.
- Analyze, evaluate, and apply the range of tools needed to implement new technology, including identifying, evaluating, selecting, implementing, and upgrading technological systems.
- Evaluate the ways new and developing healthcare technology trends influence world-wide health outcomes, and propose potential technology-based solutions for increasing world-wide health outcomes.
- Understand and apply project management tools, concepts, and best practices to oversee the successful completion of complex projects.
Enrolling in the Health Informatics Certificate Program
Admission into this program is rolling, with three start dates each year (Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters). Each semester will consist of two eight-week sessions.
Transfer Credit Policy
Upon acceptance, students may apply to transfer up to one, 3-credit course (maximum three semester credits) into the Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics program.
In order to be considered for transfer into the Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics program, the course must:
- Be classified as graduate level.
- Have been taken within five years of application.
- Have been completed with a grade of “B” or better.
- Be equivalent to one of the required program courses or an elective course that meets the goals of the student’s education.
- To request consideration for transfer credit, a student must provide an official transcript and a course syllabus for each course. Your enrollment counselor or student support specialist can assist you with this request.
If you have any questions about the coursework, admission, or the program requirements, please speak to one of our enrollment counselors at the email or phone number below.