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Advanced Diploma Advanced Diploma in Healthcare Informatics for Clinicians

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Program Description

The field of health informatics is growing as healthcare providers respond to the rapid changes occurring in the industry, necessitating their use of technology to provide the best care and service to their patients. During the decade spanning 2012–2022, employment of health information clinicians is expected to grow by 22 percent, much faster than the average for all occupations.*

The Advanced Diploma in Healthcare Informatics for Clinicians, which can be completed in one semester in a blended format, provides you with the skill sets necessary to play an integral role in informatics for a healthcare organization. Learn how to integrate clinical workflow information using leading electronic medical records applications such as Epic. Training in clinical project management, clinical systems analysis, clinical data analysis and management, and clinical infrastructure and security rounds out the Diploma to provide a comprehensive view of managing healthcare informatics.

Note: Because of the specialized nature of this program, students applying for admission must be licensed or certified clinicians and hold at least a bachelor-level degree in an appropriate field of study.

*US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Work Product

The work product for each course in this diploma is combined into a healthcare informatics portfolio, which students can present to prospective employers to illustrate their competency in healthcare informatics. The portfolio will include the comprehensive technical requirements for an electronic medical record system; a detail workflow of a clinical system; a detail data plan for a clinical system; and a project plan for implementing a clinical system.

Job Skills

  • Project management
  • Data integration
  • Workflow analysis
  • Interpersonal skills

Job Titles

  • Nursing Information Specialist 
  • Clinical Project Manager
  • Clinical Systems Analyst
  • Nursing Informatics Manager
  • Clinical Business Analyst

Tuition: $2,750

Duration

1 semester

You'll Walk Away With

  • The ability to manage clinical application development
  • An understanding and the ability to apply clinical project management principles
  • The skills to create clinical work flows
  • The knowledge to develop and adopt IT innovations for the healthcare industry

Required Program Curriculum

hand selected to give you the skills and training you need to start your new career

Introduction to Clinical Informatics for Clinicians

Learn the basic terminology and historical development of technology as it relates to healthcare.

Workflow and Systems Analysis for Clinicians

Learn techniques and concepts that are used to assess, design, and transform healthcare operations with an integrated, patient-centered approach.

Project Management for Clinicians

Learn the theories, tools, and techniques for successful clinical project management applied in a healthcare environment.

Clinical Data Analysis and Management for Clinicians

Learn the fundamentals of clinical database systems, including the entry, organization, storage, manipulation, and retrieval of clinical data.

JobFocus: Healthcare Informatics for Clinicians

Gain a better understanding of long-term career management topics in healthcare informatics.

General Admission Requirements

For those who have earned a college degree
• B.A. or B.S. degree or equivalent
• Résumé
• Contact information for one reference

  • Clinician license or certification
  • Bachelor-level degree in an appropriate field of study

Introduction to Clinical Informatics for Clinicians

Learn the basic terminology and historical development of technology as it relates to healthcare.

Workflow and Systems Analysis for Clinicians

Learn techniques and concepts that are used to assess, design, and transform healthcare operations with an integrated, patient-centered approach.

Project Management for Clinicians

Learn the theories, tools, and techniques for successful clinical project management applied in a healthcare environment.

Clinical Data Analysis and Management for Clinicians

Learn the fundamentals of clinical database systems, including the entry, organization, storage, manipulation, and retrieval of clinical data.

JobFocus: Healthcare Informatics for Clinicians

Gain a better understanding of long-term career management topics in healthcare informatics.