Health Care Informatics is a dynamic emerging field that focuses on how technology is used in the delivery of health care services.
Informatics has made many contributions to the health care environment in recent years: applications of technology to administrative and financial transactions, such as billing and inventory control; a virtual explosion of health-related information available to consumers via the Internet; as well as the ARRA High Tech Stimulus Act that promotes the implementation of electronic medical records, and gains in making health evidence research more accessible to health professionals, researchers, and patients.
Informatics is increasingly applied to the clinical realm, as well as through such applications as reminder and decision support systems, order entry systems, telemedicine, teleradiology, on-line prescribing and e-mail.
Designed for professionals and students in health care, such as nursing, medical imaging, occupational therapy, physical therapy, management information systems, information technology, and business, the Health Care Informatics certificate seeks to assist those already employed in the field to improve their educational background and skills, thereby increasing job value.
The certificate in Health Care Informatics provides skill sets required in this emerging, electronic information systems environment.
For information on the Health Care Informatics Certificate program, please contact Maki McCann, Assistant Director of Admissions, Expressway, at 570-674-1226, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courses are offered face-to-face and online. Misericordia University uses Blackboard as the platform for distance education. Training is available on how to use this Internet tool.
Outline of Health Care Informatics Curriculum
The certificate consists of three, three-credit undergraduate (MIS) courses and three health care informatics (HCI) courses, and one elective.
|MIS 200||Systems Analysis, Design, and Implementation||3 credits|
|MIS 432||Database Management||3 credits|
|MIS 491||Information Technology Management||3 credits|
|HCI 120||Current Issues and Trends in Health Care Informatics||2 credits|
|HCI 230||Health Care Informatics Research Seminar||1 credit|
|*HCI XXX||Elective||3 credit|
|Total of 15 credits|
Students may choose one, 3-credit elective*, to fit their career goals, for example
|BUS 307||Management Science||3 credits|
|MIS 312||Software Engineering||3 credits|
|HCI 211||Health Care Informatics Standards||3 credits|
*Ask about additional elective choices