management, medicine and
the health care business.
Using the latest technology,
professionals in this field
gather, analyze and combine
patients’ health information –
all in a secure manner.
In order to be successful in the health informatics field, you must be able to demonstrate these essential functions.
As an informatics expert, you help design and analyze the systems and databases that maintain electronic medical records, a critical role for insurance reimbursements and quality of care.
Our program prepares you for the following careers:
The growing use of electronic health records will continue to increase the demand for health information technicians. As Americans live longer and receive more health care services, the need for health information specialists is expected to grow 21 percent through 2020, much faster than average, particularly for those with a strong understanding of technology and computer software.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Employment opportunities exist in:
Our certificate in Healthcare Informatics transfers to our Associate in Science Degree in Healthcare Informatics. The A.S. degree transfers to our bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration.
Sheila Newberry, Program Director, HEC (727) 341-3623
Additional Information: Healthcare Informatics Program; also, please see our FAQ at: http://www.spcollege.edu/hec/FAQ/.
APPROVED REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WITH CATALOG YEAR
20081/0400 (BEGINNING 8/25/2008) OR LATER
~ REFER TO CURRICULUM FILES FOR PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR REQUIREMENTS ~
Healthcare Informatics Transitional Program
Requirements: Students who have a current, valid, health-related credential or license OR are a graduate of an accredited health-related Associate, Bachelor, or graduate degree program may be eligible for advanced placement credits. Students who qualify for advanced placement would not be required to complete BSC 1083 Human Anatomy, HSC 1531 Medical Terminology, and HIM 1430 Principles of Disease. The listed General Education Courses can be met either by transfer credit or completed at SPC. Documentation verifiying the credential/license AND official copies of transcripts must be provided with the Health Programs Application from in order to determine eligibility for advanced placement.
aStudents planning to transfer to a 4-year college should take BSC 2085/2085L, BSC 2086/2086L, and MAC 1105 or higher.
b Advanced Placement credits are given for:
BSC 1083 Human Anatomy (3 credit hours) OR
(BSC 2085/L and BSC 2086/L = 8 credits)
HSC 1531 Medical Terminology (2 credit hours)
HIM 1430 Principles of Disease (3 credit hours)
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