Curriculum

The curriculum blends a technical foundation with coursework covering current clinical trends, government regulations, and healthcare-specific best management practices. It equips students with the analytical and managerial expertise sought after in this dynamic field.

The online Post-Master’s Certificate in Health Informatics at UIC draws from the popular curriculum of our distinguished Master of Science in Health Informatics program. It serves as the perfect complement to your existing master’s degree, and it is designed to expand your educational background to help launch or advance your career in the dynamic field of health informatics. With 24 credit hours offered 100 percent online, this certificate is attainable. It provides a thorough study of how data and technology can be used to enhance patient care and create improved, more resourceful healthcare information systems.

Gainful Employment Disclosure for Post-Master’s Certificate in Health Informatics.

Prerequisite Courses (may be waived in some instances)

BHIS 406Medical Terminology for Health Information Management2 Hours
BHIS 460Introduction to Health Informatics1 Hour
HIM 486Fundamentals of Health Information Management2 Hours

Required Courses (19 credits)

BHIS 437Healthcare Data3 Hours
BHIS 499Information Sources in Biomedical & Health Information Sciences1 Hour
BHIS 510Healthcare Information Systems3 Hours
BHIS 515Management of Healthcare Communication Systems3 Hours
BHIS 520Health Information Systems Analysis & Design3 Hours
BHIS 525Social and Organizational Issues in Health Informatics3 Hours
BHIS 530Topics in Health Informatics3 Hours

Electives (5 credits)

BHIS 509Informatics for the Clinical Investigator3 Hours
BHIS 511Application of Health Care Information Systems2 Hours
BHIS 514Patient Safety Topics in Health Informatics2 Hours
BHIS 517Healthcare Information Security3 Hours
BHIS 522Mobile Health Informatics3 Hours
BHIS 527Knowledge Management in Healthcare Organizations3 Hours
BHIS 528Consumer Health Informatics3 Hours
BHIS 529Transforming Healthcare using Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics3 Hours
BHIS 532Theoretical Concepts of Clinical Decisions Support Systems3 Hours
BHIS 533Practical Implementation of Clinical Decision Support Systems3 Hours
BHIS 534Information Technology and Patient Safety3 Hours
BHIS 537Health Care IT Vendor Management3 Hours
BHIS 538Healthcare IT Administration3 Hours
BHIS 540Essentials in Health Data Science3 Hours
BHIS 541Healthcare Data Analytics3 Hours
BHIS 542Artificial Intelligence3 Hours
BHIS 543Healthcare Project Management3 Hours
BHIS 546Leadership Development in Health Informatics3 Hours
BHIS 554Health Informatics Business intelligence Tools and Applications3 Hours
BHIS 561Programming for Health Analytics3 Hours
BHIS 567Healthcare Data Visualization3 Hours
BHIS 575Applied Statistics for Health Data Science3 Hours