Clinical informatics uses information technology, computer science, and knowledge management to deliver safe and efficient healthcare services. New government requirements for electronic health-record adoption and utilization will create a shortage of qualified clinical leaders who truly understand information systems and how to implement them to decrease medical errors and adverse events, while improving overall quality and patient outcomes.
The IU Online one-year Clinical Informatics Graduate Certificate is designed for licensed physicians, nurses, and other clinical healthcare professionals seeking leadership roles that leverage information systems to improve healthcare safety and quality, maximize workflow efficiencies, and preserve user and patient satisfaction.
As a student in the program, you complete core courses in health informatics and health informatics standards and terminology. You also choose specialized courses covering such topics as project management, scientific and clinical data management, data analysis, consumer health informatics, business of health informatics, natural language processing, clinical information systems, and clinical decision support systems. A mentored practicum gives you the opportunity to synthesize coursework and demonstrate competency in a real-world healthcare environment.
Your Graduate Certificate in Clinical Informatics prepares you to implement certified electronic health record systems in such careers as:
- Clinical data associate
- Clinical data management associate
- Clinical data manager
- Clinical research associate
- Data management specialist
To earn the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Informatics, you must complete 18 credit hours.
Requirements are broken down as follows:
- Clinical informatics core courses (6 credit hours)
- Clinical informatics specialized courses (9 credit hours)
- Mentored practicum (3 credit hours)