Graduate Certificate in Medical Informatics

Medical informatics is a growing industry with significant opportunities for professionals seeking to make a change in the healthcare industry. This Graduate Certificate program covers concepts and skills in data, information management, and emerging technologies in the healthcare industry.
 
Program Type: CERTIFICATE
Department: Graduate Business
 

Launching Fall 2024. Admission application opens March 2024

Medical informatics is a growing industry with significant opportunities for professionals seeking to make a change in the healthcare industry. This field is revolutionizing healthcare by enhancing patient-focused care by standardizing health data, identifying important trends, and optimizing efficiencies through technology. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs in this industry will continue to grow 28% by 2031 with a median salary of over $100,000.

Program Highlights

CBU’s Graduate Certificate in Medical Informatics is a unique program in the Midsouth that takes an interdisciplinary approach to the healthcare field. Medical Informatics covers concepts and skills in the fields of healthcare, data analysis, information management, and emerging technologies to improve patient outcomes.

Graduate Certificate Required Courses

HMBA 625: Health Data Analytics
The purpose of this course is to teach students how to analyze healthcare data and apply that analysis to problems and issues in the healthcare system. Students will learn basic statistics, hypothesis testing, and other analytical tools and how to apply them to healthcare data. Students will work with data related to care patterns, clinical values, healthcare costs, evidence-based quality measures, and risk models. The course emphasizes the use of data analysis to support decision-making about the provision of care and value-based business arrangements in a healthcare provider setting.

HMBA 626: Clinical Decision Support Systems
The purpose of this course is to teach students about the use and impact of Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS) in healthcare. Students will learn about the development of CDSS, clinical vocabularies, knowledge-based and pattern-recognition systems, patient-centered systems, legal and ethical issues raised by and the use of CDSS, the use of CDSS in clinical settings, and the effect of CDSS on healthcare operations.

HMBA 627: Health Information Visualization
The purpose of this courses is to teach students how to create meaningful visualizations of healthcare data and the theory behind effective data visualization. Students will learn the basics of information visualization with a commonly used software like Tableau. Health Data Analytics processes will be used to analyze time-series data, distributions, ranking, part-to-whole, correlations, multivariate, and geographic data. Through hands-on practice, students will learn how to combine visualizations into dashboards using examples to address relevant healthcare operations use-cases.

Career Development

A Graduate Certificate in Medical Informatics can open the door to various career opportunities at the intersection of healthcare and information technology. Career options include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical Informatics Specialist
  • Health Data Analyst
  • Healthcare IT Consultant
  • Health Information Manager
  • Healthcare Research Specialist

Admission Requirements

Launching Fall 2024. Admission application opens March 2024

Admission requirements to the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management program are based on an
overall evaluation of your educational needs and career objectives. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s
degree from an accredited university. A complete application consists of the following:

  • A form
  • A current resume
  • Official transcripts from each college and university attended

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