The goal of the Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Health Informatics program is to educate professionals who can contribute to high-quality health care through development, implementation, and refinement of clinical information systems.The program will provide students with knowledge and skills in the areas of information systems analysis, design, implementation and management; health information exchange; social and ethical issues in health care computing; privacy and security of electronic health information; decision support systems; and other emerging areas.
The certificate is comprised of courses which are offered in the first year of the health informatics track of the Master of Health Informatics & Information Management (MHIIM) program. Graduates of the certificate may choose to submit an application to the MHIIM. Semester credit hours earned in the certificate program with a grade of "B" or higher are transferable to the MHIIM.
The Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Health Informatics is designed to meet health informatics competencies, rather than health information management competencies, so it will not prepare graduates to sit for the RHIA exam. A route to RHIA eligibility is available through the HIM track of our Master of Health Informatics & Information Management.