The Certificate in Healthcare Informatics Program primarily seeks to provide the necessary understanding, knowledge and skills to healthcare professionals through information technology application. Graduates will come out prepared and equipped to take on additional healthcare responsibilities related to IT or become developers or managers of healthcare IT systems. This graduate certificate program is highly suitable to healthcare support personnel, clinical personnel, and information professionals.
Fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, Drexel University provides this program totally online. This intensive program serves as a fitting introduction to the field of Medical/Health Informatics. The knowledge expected to be gained from completing this program will allow graduates to address the various organization and social issues in the healthcare industry in relation to information technology. Students enrolled in a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or Information Systems also have the option of completing this program.
Organized in 10-week quarters, the Certificate in Healthcare Informatics curriculum consists of three (3) core courses equivalent to nine (9) credits. Courses included are Healthcare Informatics, Organization and Social Issues in Healthcare Informatics, and Advanced Issues in Healthcare Informatics. There are certain computer skill pre-requisites required for this program.
Admissions criteria include a completed application, unofficial and final transcript indicating conferred bachelor’s degree, an essay about the applicant’s interest in the field plus professional plans with the expected education to be gained from the program, and a current resume. International students may have additional requirements. Tuition rate is $ 960.00 per credit.