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The goal of the graduate certificate program is to provide an educational experience for individuals who seek to enhance their knowledge of the intersection of health care and information technology (IT). Society has a need for more individuals with knowledge and skills in IT generally, and the certificate program provides this with a focus on health care. As such, the graduate certificate program was developed with the needs of working professionals in mind. The course of study is most useful for those interested in gaining skills in medical informatics to complement their existing career as a physician, nurse, other health care professional, IT professional, administrator or librarian.

Overview

Most program participants will take 2 courses per semester and will require approximately one year for completion. Courses are offered online in consideration of the professional student's other obligations and location. Certificate students should plan on approximately 20 hours per week for coursework throughout the year of the program. Funding is contingent upon certificate students completing this coursework within one calendar year while maintaining good academic standing (a grade point average of 3.0).

Executive Leader Certificate

The executive leadership curriculum consists of five three-credit courses, for a total of 15 credit hours.

Sample coursework for the Executive Leader certificate program includes:

  • Foundations of Health Care Informatics
  • Information Systems Life Cycle
  • Executive/Visionary Leadership
  • Standards & Regulatory Issues
  • Business Intelligence/Decision Support
Health Information Management and Exchange Specialist Certificate

The Health Information Management and Exchange curriculum consists of five three-credit courses, for a total of 15 credit hours.

Sample coursework for the Health Information Management and Exchange certificate program includes: 

  • Foundations of Health Care Informatics
  • Information Systems Life Cycle
  • Semantic Representation
  • Database Management
  • Information Systems Security & Privacy
Health Information Technology Sub-Specialist Certificate

The Health Information Technology Sub-Specialist certificate program consists of five three-credit courses, for a total of 15 credit hours.

Sample coursework for the HIT Sub-specialist certificate program includes:

  • Emerging Technologies in Healthcare
  • Foundations in Healthcare Informatics
  • Standards & Regulatory Issues
  • Business Intelligence/Decision Support 
  • Information Systems Security & Privacy