Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics

Optimizing the use of information in healthcare services for better healthcare delivery, management, & planning

Health Informatics (HI) is the field concerned with the optimal use of information, often aided by technology, to improve individual health, healthcare, public health, and biomedical research.  

This informatics certificate will be beneficial for rounding out your professional experience and formal training as you become more professionally established.

Program course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics  program requires you to complete 18 credit hours (post bachelor’s degree) of required courses.  All courses are taught in eight-week terms, allowing you to take two courses each semester.  

The length of the informatics certificate is three semesters, 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 course list.

As learning outcomes, graduates will:

  1. Understand the American healthcare system and the effects technology and data have had on it. 
  2. Understand the complex system of legal and regulatory compliance that governs the healthcare system.
  3. Apply core concepts of database design to facilitate managing the large amounts of data produced and captured in the healthcare setting.
  4. Understand foundational concepts and theories of leadership and management, especially with respect to data-driven business intelligence.
  5. 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.
  6. Analyze, evaluate, and apply the range of tools needed to implement new technology, including identifying, evaluating, selecting, implementing, and upgrading technological systems.
  7. 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.
  8. Understand and apply project management tools, concepts, and best practices to oversee the successful completion of complex projects.

Enrolling in the 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.

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