Start your online Health Information Systems Certificate
Healthcare and information technology are two rapidly growing job sectors. Earn your Health Information Systems Certificate online in approximately 10 months to help elevate your career and bring IT skills into healthcare. You’ll focus on database concepts, information networking, system design, and project management of health information systems. This certificate aligns with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS) national exam.
Browse courses for your online Health Information Systems Certificate
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This course offers students the foundational knowledge and skills to communicate in a variety of workplace settings. Students will focus on business writing correspondence, communication technologies, and effective communication strategies for the health care industry.
This course provides students with basic health care industry terms in a variety of health care work settings for information technology professionals. Students will review terms and concepts related to emerging technologies, the structure and roles within health care, and the privacy and security considerations needed for health care systems.
This course provides an overview of the integration of technology within the health care industry. Students will examine systems, networking and database concepts, the processes used in the selection and application of electronic health records, and the evaluation of future information technology systems. Methods to make informed business decisions related to the use of technology in health care will be addressed.
This course provides the foundation for understanding the broad concepts of successful planning, organization, and implementation within the realm of health care information technology. This course uses real-world examples to support and expand a student's skills in project management. Topics covered include project scoping, estimating, budgeting, scheduling, tracking and controlling.
This course introduces the fundamental, logical, and design considerations addressed during system and application software development with a focus on application within health care. It provides a solid background in information systems analysis and design techniques through a combination of theory and application. The Systems Development Life Cycle will be fundamental to the course.
This course provides an overview of telecommunication systems in a business health care environment. Topics include voice communications, and standards, transmission, networks, and internetworking.
This course covers database concepts. Topics include data analysis, the principal data models with emphasis on the relational model, entity-relationship diagrams, database design, normalization, and database administration.
This course identifies and defines the types of risks that information systems professionals need to consider during the development and implementation of health care information systems. This course will survey remedies and prevention techniques available to address risk and security management. Health care organizational policies and current regulatory considerations will also be examined relative to development, implementation, and use of computer based information systems.
General Education Courses
Requirements: 24 credits
You’ll need 24 credits to complete this online Health Information Systems Certificate.
8 Core Courses
Here’s where you’ll pick up your program-specific knowledge. By the time you finish these courses, you should have the confidence and skills needed in this field.
Attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night because our online classroom is available 24/7/365. Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for the online Health Information Systems Certificate.
Your prior eligible college credits can save you time and money, helping you graduate faster. That’s why we’ve accepted credits from 5,000+ institutions. Check to see if you can apply eligible transfer credits from an institutionally accredited university or college toward a degree of your choice.
You may have options when it comes to paying for college tuition and expenses, such as federal grants and loans. Our finance advisors can answer your questions about financial aid and can help guide you through the process.
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Use ethical hacking principles
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for Medical and Health Service Managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2022 and 2032.
The BLS Projected Growth for 2022-2032 is published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This data reflects the BLS’ projections of national (not local) conditions. These data points are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.
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