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Healthcare Informatics Certificate

Certificate Description 

The 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Informatics prepares both healthcare professionals (HCPs) and information technology professionals (ITPs) for the Health Information Technology (HIT) work environment. Courses are taught by faculty from the Brooks College of Health, the Coggin College of Business, and the CCEC School of Computing. The Certificate will position HCP graduates to be ready for automation in U.S. health care environments and will prepare ITP graduates to better understand environments where software systems need to be built, integrated with other systems, and maintained.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of a rapidly changing American Healthcare system, the policies driving change, and the impact of data on diverse healthcare settings.
  • describe the fundamentals of health information exchange and security.
  • summarize the principles governing the management of health information and actions undertaken to secure exchange of information between all users.
  • examine the processes associated with acquisition, implementation, and maintenance of currency in the use of data management systems.
  • evaluate data from multiple sources and use data analytics techniques to create business intelligence and application.
  • implement acquired data management skills to positively impact organizational change.