Curriculum Heading link
Post-Baccalaureate Health Informatics Certificate is 12-13 credit hours and can be completed in 12 months. There are four focus-areas:
- Health Informatics Fundamentals
- Health Data Science Informatics
- Leadership in Health Informatics
- Mobile Health Informatics
All courses can be applied to the online Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) degree.
Learning Outcomes Heading link
- Provide an overview of healthcare delivery applications including EHRs, telehealth, clinical decision support, and health information exchange.
- Understand health informatics concepts such as: knowledge management, data mining, and translational research for generating best practices in health care organizations.
- Interpret and present healthcare data examining the impact of value-based care on patient populations.
- Describe current opportunities and challenges of using mHealth to improve patient outcomes and promote healthy lifestyle choices
- Identify how leadership is practiced by different types of leaders and create and apply effective leadership strategies
Courses Heading link
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.
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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Informatics (PBC HI) Courses Heading link
PBC HI Fundamental Courses
Course # Course Title Credit Hours Course Description BHIS 460 Introduction to Health Informatics 1 Hour Introduction to information technology and systems in a healthcare setting. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in HIM 410 or equivalent experience. BHIS 510 Healthcare Information Systems 3 Hours Examination, through case studies, group and class discussions, and problem-based learning, of the effective utilization of information technology applications currently in place and on the horizon in healthcare organizations. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing and consent of the instructor. BHIS 514 Patient Safety Topics in Health Informatics 2 Hours The application of health informatics knowledge to the issue of patient safety. Course Information: Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): BHIS 510 and BHIS 511; or consent of the instructor. BHIS 522 Mobile Health Informatics 3 Hours This elective course examines the field of mobile health informatics from theoretical and applied information management perspectives. Meets eight weeks of the semester. Extensive computer use required. Offered completely online. Prerequisite(s): BHIS 437, BHIS 510 and BHIS 515 or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: BHIS 528 or the equivalent. BHIS 527 Knowledge Management in Healthcare Organizations 3 Hours An examination through readings, case studies, research publications and discussion of the current issues, concepts and technologies of knowledge management in healthcare organizations. Offered online using asynchronous discussion in conjunction with seminar format. Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in BHIS 510 and consent of the instructor.
PBC HI Mobile Health
PBC HI Health Data Science
Course # Course Title Credit Hours Course Description BHIS 529 Transforming Healthcare using Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics 3 Hours An examination through readings and class discussion of various health information technologies and capabilities required by healthcare organizations as they undergo the major transformations needed to support emerging care models. Extensive computer use required. Meets eight weeks of the semester. Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in BHIS 510 and Grade of B or better in BHIS 437; and consent of the instructor. Recommended background: BHIS 525. BHIS 540 Essentials in Health Data Science 3 Hours Provides foundation in data science applied specifically to healthcare. BHIS 541 Healthcare Data Analytics 3 Hours Explores the spectrum of ways data analytics is being used in healthcare organizations today. Students will complete hands-on exercises to design and formulate datasets, interpret and articulate data results needed to transform healthcare delivery and the health of individuals and populations. Tools, applications, approaches for health care data analytics are taught. BHIS 554 Health Informatics Business intelligence Tools and Applications 3 Hours Provides students with core business intelligence concepts and fundamentals, applying them to create best practices through informed decision making. Course Information: Extensive computer use required. Meets eight weeks of the semester. Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in BHIS 510; and Grade of B or better in BHIS 437; or consent of the instructor. BHIS 567 Healthcare Data Visualization 3 Hours This course introduces fundamental principles of data visualization in healthcare and focuses on effective presentation of health analytics outcomes. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): BHIS 437 and BHIS 575; and consent of the instructor. Recommended Background: BHIS 529, BHIS 554 and two courses from Lynda.com Understanding Data Science and Introduction to Data Science. Credit is not given for BHIS 567 if the student has credit in IDS 567.
PBC HI Leadership
Course # Course Title Credit Hours Course Description BHIS 537 Health Informatics Product Management 3 Hours Examines the environment and activities necessary to plan product development and management for the healthcare I.T. industry. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. Recommended Background: BHIS 543 BHIS 543 Healthcare Project Management 3 Hours Introduces health industry workers to specific healthcare project management and methods that achieve outcomes in the healthcare organization; stresses project life-cycle as the primary approach; uses project management book of knowledge. Prerequisites: BHIS 437, BHIS 510, BHIS 520, and BHIS 525 or consent of the instructor. BHIS 546 Leadership Development in Health Informatics 3 Hours Students will analyze, evaluate and practice the competencies necessary for leadership unique to the health informatics profession. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. BHIS 525 Social and Organizational Issues in Health Informatics 3 Hours Examines the impact of information systems on the healthcare organization and applies theory through case study analysis. Prerequisite(s): BHIS 510 or HPA 510; and BHIS 515 or BHIS 520 or BHIS 530 or HPA 520 or HPA 531 or HPA 550; or consent of the instructor. BHIS 538 Healthcare IT Administration 3 Hours Examines organizational and management issues in healthcare IT. Prerequisite(s): BHIS 510, BHIS 511 and BHIS 537 or consent of the instructor.
Is an HI certificate right for you? Heading link
A Post-Baccalaureate HI certificate might be right if you want to:
- Gain some exposure to the field before deciding whether to commit to a full master’s degree program.
- Pursue aspirations to work in health informatics, but do not have any formal education or training.
- Be a more competitive job candidate.
- Develop knowledge in a particular HI area of interest.
- Enhance a degree you have already earned by developing technical skills specific to health informatics.