Please note: This program only accepts new students in fall and spring semesters (not in summer semesters).
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 Diploma in Healthcare Informatics for Clinicians, which is taught in a blended format, may be completed in one semester or in up to two years. The program provides the skill sets necessary to play an integral role in informatics for a healthcare organization. As a diploma student, you will 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.
*US Bureau of Labor Statistics
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.
The work products for each course in this diploma are combined into a healthcare informatics portfolio, which can be presented to prospective employers to illustrate competency in healthcare informatics. The portfolio will include the comprehensive technical requirements for an electronic medical record system, a detailed workflow of a clinical system, a detailed data plan for a clinical system, and a project plan for implementing a clinical system.
- Project management
- Data integration
- Workflow analysis
- Interpersonal skills
- Nursing Information Specialist
- Clinical Project Manager
- Clinical Systems Analyst
- Nursing Informatics Manager
- Clinical Business Analyst
The Diploma is awarded to those who successfully complete the four required courses within two years, though most will be able to complete the program in one semester.
Must be completed within
You'll Walk Away With
- The ability to manage clinical application development
- An understanding of and the ability to apply clinical project management principles
- The skills to create clinical workflows
- The knowledge to develop and adopt IT innovations for the healthcare industry