Today’s health informatics professionals are expected to know how to support technological innovation and improve healthcare delivery and operations.
As hospitals, health insurers and pharmaceutical companies continue to onboard health informatics professionals, those who obtain proper education and training are more likely to realize the benefits of having multiple employment opportunities.
Our Health Informatics Graduate Certificate can help clear the path for entry into one of the fastest-growing careers in healthcare. This 100% online program offers the chance to earn graduate-level credit without committing to a full degree track, and the best part is, if you want to continue and earn your degree, all 12 credits will apply!
According to the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), health informatics jobs are on the rise as employers look for very specific, hard-to-find skills to fill key positions. With a Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics, you’ll learn how to manage health data and medical information, supervise the electronic health record acquisition and implementation process, as well as explain how information systems assist healthcare organizations to achieve their strategies for improving care delivery and patient outcomes.
Having the right education and training is critical to landing a position and advancing in this quickly growing field. While a master’s degree in health informatics is highly valued in the healthcare industry, USF Health’s Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics can be an ideal solution for experienced and busy, professionals who may not need a master’s degree to launch a health informatics career.
For example, a graduate certificate may be perfect for a career shift into health informatics for those who already have a degree or experience in healthcare, information technology or an analytical discipline.
Hospitals and other healthcare organizations may extend job offers to internal clinical staff such as RNs contingent upon earning additional health informatics training that a certificate could satisfy. Due to the changes that health informatics is driving in how patient information is recorded and stored, medical coding and records specialists may also benefit from earning a certificate.
Many pharmacists who are looking for a change from the retail pharmacy industry are also excellent candidates for a graduate certificate. The same holds true for those involved in peripheral healthcare occupations, such as medical device sales or pharmaceutical sales. Of course, it’s best to explore local resources and job markets to determine specific opportunities available.
Students will have exposure to a wide range of health informatics activities through USF Health’s Morsani College of Medicine. By integrating informatics in the modern patient-care setting, the University of South Florida’s Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics gives students the education and knowledge needed to thrive in the fast-growing health informatics field.
The Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics is a useful credential for entry into the field of health informatics. Graduates from the program learn the latest processes for electronic storage and secure sharing of vital patient medical records, as well as integrating informatics and clinical sciences with quality patient care.
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Whether you’re a health informatics professional looking to advance your career potential with new credentials or you’re interested in transitioning into health informatics from another career, a Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics helps position you to meet the growing demand for health informatics experts. This program is especially designed for:
An education from USF provides excellent preparation for a career in healthcare. Our Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics helps prepare students who can pair their education with the necessary experience for careers in both the private and public sector of the healthcare industry.
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This program also opens the door for tech-savvy medical professionals who want a career change.
The University of South Florida (USF) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, specialist and doctorate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of South Florida.
The master’s degree in health informatics program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
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SUMMER 1 – 2021
|Application Deadline||April 16, 2021|
|Start Date||May 3, 2021|
|End Date||June 27, 2021|
SUMMER 2 – 2021
|Application Deadline||June 11, 2021|
|Start Date||June 28, 2021|
|End Date||August 22, 2021|
FALL 1 – 2021
|Application Deadline||August 6, 2021|
|Start Date||August 23, 2021|
|End Date||October 17, 2021|
FALL 2 – 2021
|Application Deadline||October 1, 2021|
|Start Date||October 18, 2021|
|End Date||December 12, 2021|
SPRING 1 – 2022
|Application Deadline||December 17, 2021|
|Start Date||January 10, 2022|
|End Date||March 6, 2022|