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Graduate Certificate in Clinical Informatics and Analytics

This certificate program is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge that will broaden the clinical-informatics skills of students and practitioners in the healthcare field who wish to better understand and apply technology, informational tools and analytical methods that can describe, measure and impact upon quality of care.  The certificate is also geared toward industry leaders with technical backgrounds whose work requirements and career goals require that they gain more in-depth knowledge of the clinical and research environments, including an understanding of the health care system, clinical terminologies, workflow, and research methods. This program will also provide students with skills in leading and managing change within the complex environment of healthcare.

The proposed curriculum and certificate are based on the AMIA Core Content for the subspecialty of Clinical Informatics. This program will contribute to the knowledge base required for physicians to be certified in the medical subspecialty Clinical Informatics.
The curricular goals include:

  • Understanding healthcare systems and the clinical care environment
  • Exploration of Clinical Information Systems and how they are used by physicians, nurses, ancillary staff and patients
  • Overview of clinical data, models and ontologies and their implications for analytics
  • Leading and managing change

The certificate program requires 12 credits:

  • Biomedical Informatics and Decision Making - 3 credits
  • Strategic Management of Healthcare Systems and Technology - 3 credits
  • Workflow analysis, process redesign, and quality improvement - 3 credits
  • Clinical Data and Analytics - 3 credits

The certificate program is available in both accelerated (hybrid online) and traditional formats.