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Innovations in information and communication technologies are empowering and transforming healthcare. Meeting significant healthcare challenges and demands for quality, value, access, and connectivity requires new more collaborative interprofessional, patient/citizen-focused, and technology-enabled approaches. The Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics supports students interested in addressing these challenges and advancing their careers at the intersection of technological innovation and human health.
You’ll acquire and develop a professional portfolio to demonstrate competencies needed to contribute to the development, adoption, and progress of technology applications into healthcare delivery. In addition to healthcare professionals such as nurses, physicians, pharmacists, therapists, and lab scientists, this certificate also provides value for those with broader backgrounds including information systems and computer technologies, business, the sciences, law, engineering, and liberal arts.
Graduates then qualify for positions working as analysts, coordinators, project managers, and specialists contributing in healthcare delivery, and with consulting firms, health insurance companies, government agencies, and businesses providing innovative products and services to the global healthcare industry. Upon completion of this four-course four-month certificate, those who wish to continue their education and further grow into leadership roles in health information technology can also use all of these course credits towards their informatics master’s degree.
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Program Learning Outcomes
- Communicate innovative technology applications and health information system solutions to stakeholders of the healthcare ecosystem.
- Evaluate the effective adoption of information and communication technologies in healthcare organizations using effective project management, interprofessional teams, and leadership practices.
- Analyze health technologies, languages, standards, and methods that improve systems interoperability, communications, and patient-centered care coordination.
- Evaluate best practices that advance the health of individuals and populations through technology-enabled improvements in care delivery quality, efficiency, safety, access, and value.
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