Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics
The Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics offered by the Department of Health Management and Informatics provides learners with the skills necessary to participate in the selection, use, and evaluation of information technology applications throughout the health services industry. The certificate program is designed for physicians, nurses, managers, information system designers, consultants, and others committed to the application of information technology for improving the quality, safety, and efficiency of health services.
The Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics is taught through an online distance-learning format that incorporates on-campus weekend meetings and requires completion of four courses, totaling 12 graduate credit hours:
- Introduction to Health Informatics: Examines clinical, research, and administrative applications of information systems in health services delivery, and provides an overview of key topics in biomedical informatics such as electronic medical record systems, decision support systems, computerized order entry, telemedicine, and consumer applications.
- Information Security, Evaluation and Policy: Extensive and critical analysis of technical and policy issues surrounding the security of data and information held in clinical and biomedical database systems.
- Enterprise Information Architecture in Health Care: Studies the organization, development, and improvement of infrastructure and functionality necessary to support an enterprise information system for patient care.
- Decision Support Systems for Health Care: Applies principles and techniques of decision support systems in health care, with emphasis on evidence-based practice and the design, evaluation, and application of clinical decision support systems (CDSS).
The Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics is designed to serve as both (a) a stand-alone certificate program for non-degree learners interested in health and biomedical informatics and (b) an integrated certificate program for degree-seeking University of Missouri students who are enrolled in a graduate degree program. All four courses may be applied toward the ultimate completion of the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Health Informatics.
For more information, contact:
Coordinator of Student Recruitment & Admissions