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Healthcare Informatics Certificate

The Healthcare Informatics graduate certificate is a 100% online accelerated program that prepares the graduate to manage, evaluate, and use health data in order to support informed decisions with the goal of improved patient outcomes. This 6 course program can be completed in as little as one year. Coursework is focused on common healthcare informatics topics including database management, project management, consumer health and leadership in healthcare informatics.

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About the Program

The Healthcare Informatics Certificate allows students who have already completed a Master of Science Health Science degree the opportunity to complete a second concentration and obtain a graduate certificate for that additional course work AND to allow other students the opportunity to complete a concentration only (no degree) with a graduate certificate to document their efforts.

This certificate may be used to document professional development for use in the student’s workplace and may qualify graduate hours necessary for faculty positions in high schools community colleges or universities.


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This course examines the role and function of information management in the improvement of consumer health. Content is comprised of tools and techniques necessary for effective information flow from disparate systems found among healthcare facilities. Mobile health technology is evaluated for applicability, opportunity, and appropriate use. The representation of data within the electronic and personal health record is critically analyzed for quality, interoperability, security and retrieval. Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate Studies.
This course examines the effective use of data, information, and tools to securely manage, retrieve, and analyze healthcare data. Content is comprised of the principles of computer science as well as database models and systems in order to provide proficiency in analytics. The course material will designate the principles and methodologies underlying clinical data standards for use in clinical decision support. Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate Studies.
This course examines the management of the clinical information system lifecycle including infrastructure, implementation, and evaluation. Significant events influencing the expansion of health information technology in the United States will be discussed. Content is comprised of practical issues related to system implementation, security, and maintenance. Best practices concerning human-computer interaction, systems building, and clinical device management will be analyzed.Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate Studies.
This course provides an integrated view of the many concepts, skills, tools and techniques related to healthcare project management. Fundamental project management concepts and effective project planning are presented in a theory to practice context.
This course provides a comprehensive understanding of how informatics relates to the healthcare industry. This course affords the student an advanced overview of health care informatics within the context of leading and managing information technology. Included in this course are healthcare concepts related to informatics competencies, knowledge workers, healthcare information exchange, advanced concepts in health informatics, change management, and caring for patients in a technology-laden environment. Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate Studies.
This course provides an in depth overview of the legal, ethical, and societal issues associated with information technology. Content is comprised of professional values regarding the code of ethics and legal issues in the management of health information. Regulatory and accreditation requirements for the design and transfer of health information to ensure patient privacy and confidentiality is incorporated. Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate Studies.

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UT Rio Grande Valley's 100% online accelerated graduate programs offer affordable tuition, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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Please review all the admission requirements for the Healthcare Informatics Certificate degree program. For specific questions or more details, contact an enrollment specialist at 1-833-887-4842.

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