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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.edu
    Sheila NewberryProgram Director IIHealth Education Centernewberry.sheila@spcollege.edu(727) 341-3623
  • Healthcare Informatics
    Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

    HCINF-CT

    Sheila Newberry, Program Director, HEC, (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

    The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2014 (480), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

    Admission Rules

    Before entering the first term of the Healthcare Informatics Certificate "program courses," students must complete 7 credits which must include CGS 1100, 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.

    ADMISSIONS COURSES
    Support Courses

    CGS 1100Computer Applications3
    HSC 1531Medical Terminology I2
    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 Credits18