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 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 provide 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 18 credit hours  of required courses.  All courses are post-bachelor’s 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.

Graduates leave our program having achieved the following learning outcomes:

  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 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.

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