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Clinical Informatics Graduate Certificate

Passionate about information technology, workflow redesign, and engagement strategies for health care clinicians? This one-year program is designed for licensed physicians, nurses, and other clinical health care professionals seeking leadership roles leveraging information systems to

  • Improve health care safety and quality
  • Maximize workflow efficiencies
  • Preserve user and patient satisfaction

New government requirements for electronic health record adoption and utilization will create a shortage of qualified clinical leaders who truly understand information systems and how to implement them to decrease medical errors and adverse events, while improving overall quality and patient outcomes. This training program prepares you for the implementation of certified electronic health record systems.

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Plan of Study

Training includes two core courses, three specialized courses, and a mentored practicum for a total of 18 credit hours. All courses can be completed online. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of a 3.00, with a grade of a B- or better in all individual coursework.

Core Curriculum

Specialized Courses (Choose 3)

Mentored Practicum

The mentored practicum provides the opportunity to synthesize coursework and demonstrate competency in clinical informatics in the context of a real-world healthcare environment.

Learning Outcomes

You’ll learn to successfully lead the deployment and use of health IT to transform and improve the quality, safety, and outcomes of health services in clinical areas, increasing their value:

  1. Understanding Technology and Methodologies for Processing Information in Health Care:
    • Explain concepts of information and communication technologies
    • Integrate data from disparate systems found in hospitals and clinics
    • Implement standards and terminologies for documenting  health events and exchanging protected health information
  2. Information Literacy for Health Care:
    • Determine the nature and extent of the information needed
    • Access needed information effectively and efficiently
    • Evaluate outcomes of the use of information in clinical practice
  3. Information Management:
    • Verbalize the importance of health information systems to clinical practice
    • Have knowledge of various types of health information systems and their clinical and administrative uses
    • Assure confidentiality of protected patient health information when using health information systems
    • Assure access control in the use of health information systems
    • Assure the security of health information systems

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