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2018-2019 University Catalog 
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Informatics - Certificate

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In this program, individuals with healthcare and information technology backgrounds will learn about the concepts and precepts of modern health information technology. Courses in health informatics, health information systems, data management and utilization, and strategic planning provide a broad base for developing the skills necessary to impact clinical decision making and patient outcomes in a variety of healthcare settings.

After completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Describe the overarching structure of data flow in electronic health records and address existing and potential challenges facing healthcare professionals
  • Describe the issues surrounding data management, quality assurance and data integrity as they apply to electronic health records. 
  • Apply strategic planning methods and change/project management theories to health information technology related problems in varied healthcare environments.
  • Apply knowledge of the fundamentals of health information technology to decision-making in varied healthcare environments.

Program Eligibility

  • Students are required to hold a bachelor’s degree to enter this post-baccalaureate program.
  • The certificate is available to USciences students in other graduate or professional degrees and post-baccalaureate (non-matriculated) professionals seeking to improve their skills.

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