Aug 12, 2020  
Graduate Studies Catalog 2019-2020 
Graduate Studies Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Informatics Certificate

Margarete L. Zalon, R.N., ACNS-BC, FAAN, Program Director 570-941-7655


The certificate program in Health Informatics is comprised of courses that introduce professionals to the discipline of health informatics, providing them with a foundation in the intersection of health care and informatics. The program provides a foundation in the theoretical knowledge and practical applications of informatics and the use of the electronic health record. This also includes application of the knowledge of emerging health care trends impacting information technologies, algorithm evaluation and software development processes as applied to information needs and the information infrastructure of health care organizations. The certificate is designed for professionals from business, computer science and health care as well as clinicians from a variety of health care disciplines who are interested in pursuing a career in health informatics as well as those health informatics professionals who want to broaden their expertise with formal course work. The certificate enables professionals to take advantage of opportunities for growth in a rapidly expanding discipline, and career advancement while bringing value to their organizations.


Program of Study

The program consists of four, 3-credit hour on line modules for a total of 12 graduate credit hours. Each is offered on line in an eight-week format. Courses are offered sequentially, and learning is cumulative.