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Post-Baccalaureate Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Informatics
POST-BACCALAUREATE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS
This certificate is designed for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in social work, nursing, healthcare administration, public health, business, computer design, or related fields and want to enhance their fundamental skills in health informatics. Health Informatics is an evolving discipline at the intersection of data science, health information technology, health information management, and data analytics focused on improving health and healthcare by bringing theory into practice through enabling technologies.
In as little as two semesters, this inter-disciplinary certificate program can be completed and will prepare students with the principles in health informatics, health care data management and analytics, and much more!
The four courses taught by renowned professors and industry experts prepare students for the field of health informatics in several ways, including boosting their marketability and opening doors to professional advancement and opportunities. In addition, throughout each of the four courses, students will be supported in career planning, informatics-oriented resume and portfolio creation.
This curriculum is designed to prepare you to sit for one of the following certifications:
- Informatics Nursing Certification (RN-BC®) - American Nurses Credentialing Center
- Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) – HIMSS
- Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS) – HIMSS
…please note, individual agencies have different practice and discipline requirements.
Students will be better-prepared and more competitive in the following career fields:
- Clinical informatics analyst/coordinator
- Health informatics analyst/coordinator
- EHR documentation specialist/technician
- Health outcomes analyst/coordinator
- Population health analyst/coordinator
- Social determinants of health analyst/coordinator
- Health equity research manager
….just to name a few!
The courses below allow students to meet the education requirements for a certificate.
|Course Number||Course Title||Course Description|
|NURS-HI 5383||Principles of Healthcare Informatics||Health information management, clinical information systems, decision support systems, clinical research and health assessment systems, technology assessment, and healthcare accounting. Focus is on US healthcare and the role of informatics within the US healthcare system.|
|NURS-HI 5384||Healthcare Data Management and Analytics||Development, integration, and management of healthcare information systems, patient care systems, and healthcare delivery applications. Utilizes case studies and real-life application scenarios.|
|NURS-HI 5385||Health Information Systems Management||Introduction to project management principles and tools used for managing the development of healthcare analytics projects and information systems. Application of systems theory, hardware requirements, personnel requirements, vendor, negotiations, software, database, telecommunications, and use of the internet.|
|NURS-HI 5386||Social Determinants of Health and Healthcare Informatics||Introduce the concepts of SDOH and explore the relationships between SDOH and Health informatics. Include how healthcare informatics can be employed to bridge the gaps experienced by vulnerable populations.|
Requirements to receive the certificate: Students must complete 12 semester credit hours (SCHs) from the list of approved courses and maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
The certificate could be completed in two semesters by taking two (2) courses in the fall semester and two (2) courses in the spring semester.
For those students who have interest in a certain area of informatics, individual courses could be taken as electives in other programs [with faculty approval].
Students applying directly to the certificate program:
Basic admission requirements must be met before a student can be accepted. Prospective students must apply to the university through the Office of Admissions, pay the application fee, and submit official transcripts to the UT Arlington’s Admission’s Office. The Admission’s Office is also responsible for calculating the admission GPA. All steps necessary to complete an application (i.e. submitting transcripts, paying fees) must be completed prior to progressing in the application process.
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Students in the MSN program are welcome to meet with an advisor. Once admitted to UT Arlington, students may enroll in their coursework using the degree plan provided by the academic advisor and proceed to registration. Students are encouraged to contact their advisor with any questions. Learn more about Health Informatics Advising.
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