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