This certificate program is designed for students who have prior education or experience in IT or in healthcare and serves as a career pathway into health IT careers. It offers an overview of healthcare, health information technology, and health information management systems. The curriculum is aligned to the new CAHIMS certification administered by HIMSS (Health Information Management Systems Society).
This certificate focuses on the tools and strategies that support clinical, financial, operational and quality analytics applications in healthcare settings. The curriculum covers three main areas: an overview of the healthcare environment and its specific regulations, standards and trends; a hands-on examination of analytical tools and processes including data analysis and visualization; and a survey of analytics application to healthcare through case studies and scenarios with a discussion of future directions in this rapidly evolving environment. The program is ideal for those with experience or training in business intelligence or database-related fields.