Post-Baccalaureate Certificates in Health Informatics (PBC HI)


The University of Illinois at Chicago’s mission is to advance the quality and efficiency of healthcare by improving the process to generate, manage and communicate biomedical data. To support our mission and  help advance the health informatics industry, we’ve developed four specialized post-baccalaureate certificates in the following areas:

  • Health Informatics Fundamentals
  • Health Data Science Informatics
  • Leadership in Health Informatics
  • Mobile Health Informatics

Each standalone health informatics certificate is designed for self-motivated, experienced healthcare or IT professionals who have already earned their bachelor’s degree. Coursework emphasizes the development of a competitive skill set grounded in healthcare information sciences, which you can achieve through hands-on experience with workflow tools such as Visio, OmniGraffle and LucidChart, data visualization tools such as Tableau and programming languages such as Excel, R, R-Studio, HL7, JSON, jq and Linux command line (CentOS/RedHat).

Courses completed as part of the certificate program may be applied toward the Master of Health Informatics (MSHI) if the student is later admitted into the program. However, successful completion of the certificate program does not guarantee admission into the degree program.

By completing this certificate program, you’ll be able to:

  • Collaboratively communicate with other healthcare and IT professionals
  • Apply managerial and leadership skills to projects that maximize the utilization of HIT
  • Assess the capabilities, limitations, and risk/benefit tradeoffs of certain HIT applications
  • Identify organizational factors inhibiting the proper use of HIT and develop strategies to overcome them
  • Evaluate existing or proposed communication systems to ensure they support your organization’s goals
  • Adapt systems analysis techniques to accommodate the complex nature of HIT needs
  • Integrate critical thinking skills with published data to remain current with emerging HIT issues

Health Informatics Fundamentals (12 credits)

BHIS 460Introduction to Health Informatics1 Hour
BHIS 510Healthcare Information Systems3 Hours
BHIS 514Patient Safety Topics in Health Informatics2 Hours
BHIS 522Mobile Health Informatics3 Hours
BHIS 527Knowledge Management in Healthcare Organizations3 Hours

Mobile Health Informatics (13 credits)

BHIS 460Introduction to Health Informatics1 Hour
BHIS 522Mobile Health Informatics3 Hours
BHIS 528Consumer Health Informatics3 Hours
BHIS 540Essentials in Health Data Science3 Hours
BHIS 523Advanced Topics in Mobile Health Technologies3 Hours

Health Data Science Informatics (12 credits)

Select either BHIS 554 or BHIS 567 to complete certificate

BHIS 529Transforming Healthcare using Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics3 Hours
BHIS 540Essentials in Health Data Science3 Hours
BHIS 541Healthcare Data Analytics3 Hours
BHIS 554Health Informatics Business intelligence Tools and Applications3 Hours
BHIS 567Healthcare Data Visualization3 Hours

Leadership in Health Informatics (12 credits)

Select either BHIS 525 or BHIS 538 to complete certificate

BHIS 537Health Care IT Vendor Management3 Hours
BHIS 543Healthcare Project Management3 Hours
BHIS 546Leadership Development in Health Informatics3 Hours
BHIS 525Social and Organizational Issues in Health Informatics3 Hours
BHIS 538Healthcare IT Administration3 Hours