Health Informatics Certificate

General

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Program Description

The online Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics offers an accelerated path to a career in the administration of health care information. Consisting of the first four courses in the master’s program, the informatics certificate program provides you with the foundational knowledge and skills to prepare for positions in an expanding area of healthcare.

Career Outlook

Healthcare organizations are undergoing pressure to cut costs and be more efficient, as well as maintain and improve patient outcomes. At the same time, they continuously work to meet the federal government’s call to fully transition to an electronic medical records system.

This results in a large demand for administrative professionals who can assess and implement information technology — including medical systems, software, and databases — within the healthcare context. The learning outcomes in this program can be applied to all medical fields, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient facilities and clinics
  • Dentistry
  • Public health
  • Occupational/physical therapy

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the informatics certificate program, you will:

  • Know how computers store, access, and process data.
  • Use software applications to solve simple but meaningful real-world problems.
  • Be aware of today’s computer security issues including viruses, spam, phishing, and spyware.

Efficient health care and its delivery rely on technology.

Last updated Apr 2019

About the School

The University of Scranton has grounded its education in Catholic and Jesuit principles based on intellectual growth and integrity, all of which shape the online master’s and certificate programs. You ... Read More

The University of Scranton has grounded its education in Catholic and Jesuit principles based on intellectual growth and integrity, all of which shape the online master’s and certificate programs. You can choose one of five degree programs from a selective institution ranked among the top 10 master’s universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report. Read less