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Foundation for Health Informatics Certificate

Work at the intersection of health care and technology with a professional certificate in health informatics.

About

Become fluent in an increasingly technology-driven health care environment. This online certificate will help you explore the impact of electronic medical health records, lead teams through a health care informatics project and describe how leaders can use health informatics to improve patient outcomes.

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Requirements

Prospective students are eligible to enroll in this program if one of the following applies:

  • Students currently enrolled in one of PA College’s bachelor’s degree programs can work with their academic advisor to outline the most efficient way to schedule courses to earn the professional certificate at the same time as their bachelor’s degree.
  • Applicants who have earned their associate or bachelor’s degree may apply. Each applicant will be considered to determine if they have the prerequisite knowledge to be successful. English composition and college-level math, or the equivalents, are required prerequisites.
  • Applicants who have 1,000+ hours of health informatics experience will be considered. Applicants will be considered to determine if they have the prerequisite knowledge to be successful. English composition and college-level math, or the equivalents, are required prerequisites.

Curriculum

CoursesCredits
HCA 350Leading Change in Health Care3
HCA 400Health Information Management3
HCA 410Health Care Quality3
HCA 431Health Care Seminar1
HCA 440Project Management3
IPC 330Health Informatics and Technology3
Total Combined Credits16