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    18 credit hours

Healthcare Informatics Certificate

  • CT iconHave a knack for organization and details?
    Healthcare informatics experts play a crucial role in managing healthcare data, patient health information and electronic medical records that healthcare providers and insurers rely on.

    Features

    • Prepares you for quick entry into a career
    • Is affordable
    • Transfers to our A.S. degree in Healthcare Informatics

    What You Should Know

    In order to be successful in the health information management field, you must be able to demonstrate these essential functions.

  • Careers

    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:

  • Outlook

    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 

    Opportunities

    Employment opportunities exist in:

    • Hospitals
    • Physician offices
    • Clinics
    • Long-term care facilities
    • Insurance companies
    • Government agencies 
    • Home health care providers
    • Malpractice attorney offices
    • HIT vendors
    • Hospice
  • Continuing Your Education

    Our certificate in Healthcare Informatics transfers to our Associate in Science Degree in Health Information Technology. The A.S. degree transfers to our bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration.
     

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  • What You Will Learn

    • Healthcare delivery system concepts
    • Principles of health care informatics
    • Electronic health and medical record systems
    • Data and workflow management concepts
    • Project management skills
  • NameTitleLocationEmailPhone
    Elizabeth RickermanAdministrative Services SpecialistHealth Education CenterRickerman.Elizabeth@spcollege.edu(727) 341-3670 (TTY/TDD) (TTY)
    Shirley CollarFacultyHealth Education CenterCollar.Shirley@spcollege.edu(727)341-3739
    Martin SmithAssociate AdjunctHealth Education CenterSmith.Martin@spcollege.edu727-341-3638
    Sheila NewberryProgram Director IIHealth Education Centernewberry.sheila@spcollege.edu(727) 341-3623
  • Healthcare Informatics

    HCINF-CT

    (College Rule 6Hx23-4.53 and 6Hx23-4.702)

    Sheila Newberry, Program Director, HEC, newberry.sheila@spcollege.edu  (727) 341-3623

    Program Summary


    (Transferable to an Associate's Degree in Health Information Management at SPC)

    This program is designed to prepare students for employment as entry level Healthcare Informatics Specialists or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in related health record or information technology occupations. 

    Job-Related Opportunities

    Healthcare technician
    EHR Specialist
    Workflow and Information Redesign Specialist
    Implementation Manager
    Implementation Support Specialist
    Software Support Staff 

    Additional Information: Healthcare Informatics Program; also, please see our FAQ.

    Additional Information for Financial Aid Eligible Certificate Programs

    • U.S. Department of Labor's Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code (occupations that the program prepares students to enter):

    51.0707

    Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator

     

    11-9111.00

    Medical and Health Services Managers

    • On-time Graduation Rate1: 80% (of 44 graduates for FY 2010-11)
    • Tuition and Fees for Entire Program 2 (completing the program within normal time): In-State - $1903; Out-of-State - $6855
    • Typical Costs for Books and Supplies for Entire Program3: $1200
    • Job Placement Rate4: 87% (of 122 graduates FY 2009-10)
    • Median Loan Debt Incurred (students who completed the program): $0

    1 Source: PeopleSoft Student Information System
    2 Total cost of the program is estimated using Fall 2012 Tuition and Fee Rates and is subject to annual tuition and fee increases
    3 Cost for books and supplies is based on the Financial Assistance Books and Supplies per term budget and prorated based on the number of credit hours in the program
    4 Source: Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) and SPC Recent Alumni Survey


    APPROVED REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WITH CATALOG YEAR
    20132/0480 (BEGINNING 12/14/2013) OR LATER
    ~ REFER TO CURRICULUM FILES FOR PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR REQUIREMENTS ~

    Admission Rules
    Before entering the first term of the Healthcare Informatics Certificate "program courses," students must complete 7 credits which must include (CGS 1100 or Computer/Information Literacy Competency requirement, HIM 1102, and HSC 1531) from the Support Courses listed below. These courses do not have to be completed in the order listed. Candidates will also complete the Health Programs Application form. Please see a counselor or advisor. 

    GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER REQUIRED IN ALL COURSES

    Admissions Courses
    Support Courses

    CGS 1100COMPUTER APPLICATIONS3
    HSC 1531MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY2
    HIM 1102INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS2
    Major Core Courses
    1st Term in Program
    HIM 1000INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT2
    HIM 1005HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS PROJECT MANAGEMENT2
    HIM 1800PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE EXPERIENCE I2
    HIM 2652ELECTRONIC HEALTH/MEDICAL RECORD SYSTEMS2
    Major Core Courses
    2nd Term in Program
    HIM 1212DATA AND WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT2
    HIM 2960CREDENTIALING EXAM REVIEW1

    TOTAL CERTIFICATE HOURS
    18

    C&I 4/26/2013 BOT 8/20/2013