Post-Master’s Certificate in Health Informatics (PMC HI)


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 406 Medical Terminology for Health Information Management 2 Hours
BHIS 460 Introduction to Health Informatics 1 Hour
HIM 486 Fundamentals of Health Information Management 2 Hours

Required Courses (19 credits)

BHIS 437 Healthcare Data 3 Hours
BHIS 499 Information Sources in Biomedical & Health Information Sciences 1 Hour
BHIS 510 Healthcare Information Systems 3 Hours
BHIS 515 Management of Healthcare Communication Systems 3 Hours
BHIS 520 Health Information Systems Analysis & Design 3 Hours
BHIS 525 Social and Organizational Issues in Health Informatics 3 Hours
BHIS 530 Topics in Health Informatics 3 Hours

Electives (5 credits)

BHIS 509 Informatics for the Clinical Investigator 3 Hours
BHIS 511 Application of Health Care Information Systems 2 Hours
BHIS 514 Patient Safety Topics in Health Informatics 2 Hours
BHIS 517 Healthcare Information Security 3 Hours
BHIS 522 Mobile Health Informatics 3 Hours
BHIS 527 Knowledge Management in Healthcare Organizations 3 Hours
BHIS 528 Consumer Health Informatics 3 Hours
BHIS 529 Transforming Healthcare using Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics 3 Hours
BHIS 532 Theoretical Concepts of Clinical Decisions Support Systems 3 Hours
BHIS 533 Practical Implementation of Clinical Decision Support Systems 3 Hours
BHIS 534 Information Technology and Patient Safety 3 Hours
BHIS 537 Health Care IT Vendor Management 3 Hours
BHIS 538 Healthcare IT Administration 3 Hours
BHIS 540 Essentials in Health Data Science 3 Hours
BHIS 541 Healthcare Data Analytics 3 Hours
BHIS 542 Artificial Intelligence 3 Hours
BHIS 543 Healthcare Project Management 3 Hours
BHIS 546 Leadership Development in Health Informatics 3 Hours
BHIS 554 Health Informatics Business intelligence Tools and Applications 3 Hours
BHIS 561 Programming for Health Analytics 3 Hours
BHIS 567 Healthcare Data Visualization 3 Hours
BHIS 575 Applied Statistics for Health Data Science 3 Hours