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Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics Boston University Metropolitan College

Overview

The objective of this program is to expose students to modern health IT, including heath data collection, processing, and storage. This program primarily focuses on electronic medical data generated and stored in health care and public health organizations. Individuals who complete the Health Informatics certificate 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.

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics will be able to demonstrate:

  • An understanding of the American health care system, medical terminology, basic human anatomy and physiology, disease processes, diagnostic modalities, and treatments associated with common disease processes.
  • Advanced knowledge of the functionality, technical infrastructure, and best-practice deployment of health care IT, including medical algorithms, electronic health records, privacy and security, and regulations.
  • Proficiency in managing, processing, and analyzing medical data.
  • Competence sufficient to lead health IT initiatives, to conduct biomedical research, and to design, implement, and manage advanced solutions.

Academic credits earned toward the online Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics may be transferred to a Master of Science degree in Computer Information Systems, concentration in Health Informatics.

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