Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics

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The objective of this program is to expose students to modern health information technology, including heath data collection, processing and storage.  The primary focus of this program is on electronic medical data generated and stored in health care and public health organizations. Individuals who complete this program will have a solid knowledge of health information technology and systems and electronic health records as well as a solid exposure to the latest medical technologies.

Prerequisites

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Some courses may have additional prerequisites.

Certificate Locations

Boston – Charles River Campus | Online

Certificate Requirements

(Four courses/16 credits)

MET CS 570 Biomedical Sciences and Health IT
MET CS 580 Health Informatics
MET CS 581 Electronic Health Records
MET CS 781 Advanced Health Informatics

The Health Informatics program embraces the following mission statement:

The program is designed to prepare IT and health care professionals for careers in the management of health care information systems. Program courses have been developed and taught by faculty with expertise in biomedicine, computer science, biomedical engineering, and health IT.

The program provides students with an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to health care IT, and teaches cutting-edge IT technologies used in the design, implementation, and management of health care IT applications. Students are exposed to modern health information technology, including the collection, processing, storage, communication, and use of health data and information. They are also introduced to the American health care system, biomedical terminology, knowledge hierarchy, medical algorithms, clinical decision-making, data/communication standards, data privacy and security, hospital informatics systems (including electronic health records), the latest developments in health care IT, and the management of IT challenges.

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