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How long will it take?

The Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics is an 18-21 credit-hour program of study that can be completed in three semesters.

Where will I take classes?
Online

ALL COURSES REQUIRED TO EARN THE DEGREE CAN BE COMPLETED ONLINE.

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: November 6

Health Informatics, Graduate Certificate

Moisés Aguayo
Enrollment Coach
404-413-4393
online@gsu.edu

Built for health care professionals who are ready to specialize in the in-demand field of health informatics, the online graduate certificate in clinical health informatics is a 19 credit-hour program of study.

Health informatics brings together the design, development and adoption of information technology-based innovations in health care delivery, management and planning. By adding this graduate certificate to your resumé, you are preparing to edge out the competition as you work toward your next opportunity.

You’ll study and complete projects in healthcare data analytics, healthcare information technology, healthcare project management, and more topics that will prepare you to work at a higher level at your current job or be ready for your next role in informatics.

Georgia State graduate students in physical therapy, respiratory therapy, nutrition or occupational therapy are also encouraged to consider adding this certificate to your program of study.

Program structure: The program consists of at least two courses per semester and can be completed in 12 months (three semesters).

Program Details
  • At least a bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited institution.
  • Clinical healthcare experience.

The Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics is an 19-credit hour program of study. It is an online program designed for experienced healthcare professionals or current students in the Lewis College graduate clinical programs in physical therapy, respiratory therapy, nutrition or occupational therapy. Students in this program are healthcare or IT professionals who would like to transition into careers in health informatics. The program consists of at least two courses per semester, and is one calendar year long (three semesters).

Download the curriculum.

The program goals for students graduating with a Certificate in Health Informatics are:

  • To understand the systems and processes associated with health informatics in the areas of clinical informatics, health information technology and health administration management.
  • To analyze and draw relevant conclusions associated with health informatics in the areas of clinical informatics, health information technology and health administration management.
  • To understand the role of and be able to effectively work in the health information, technology and administration industry.
  • To function as an effective member of a successful interdisciplinary healthcare team.
  • To be an effective critical thinker.
  • To be an effective oral and written communicator.

The learning outcomes for a student graduating with a Certificate in Health Informatics are:

  • To analyze and evaluate the systems and processes associated with health informatics in the areas of clinical informatics, health information technology and health administration management.
  • To demonstrate the ability to effectively function in multifunction teams operating in the field.
  • To present analysis and evaluations of health information systems and processes as an integrated part of the health information industry and a larger health care system.
  • To use critical thinking in decision processes.
  • To demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.

Description

Careers

  • EMR analyst
  • Patient health information management
  • Quality improvement
  • Research informatics
  • Case management
  • Database administration
  • Healthcare reporting/analytics
  • Software sales
  • Subject matter expert
  • Training specialist
  • Application analyst
  • Health informatics specialist
  • Clinical informatics specialist
  • Clinical informatics manager
  • Account management
  • Clinical/business intelligence
  • Data analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Implementation analyst
  • Security and privacy
  • Health I.T. project manager
  • Revenue cycle
  • Clinical analyst
  • Health informatics consultant
  • Systems analyst
  • Process improvement specialist
  • Strategy & planning specialist
  • Application developer

Contacts

Online Programs

Moisés Aguayo
Enrollment Coach
404-413-4393
online@gsu.edu

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Admissions and Curriculum Inquiries

Dr. Cedric L. Truss, D.H.A., M.S.H.I.

Program Director and Clinical Assistant Professor
ctruss@gsu.edu
404-413-1222

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404-413-1000

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