Have 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.
In order to be successful in the health information management 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 Health Information Technology. The A.S. degree transfers to our bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration.
Sheila Newberry, Program Director, HEC, firstname.lastname@example.org (727) 341-3623
(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.
Workflow and Information Redesign Specialist
Implementation Support Specialist
Software Support Staff
Additional Information: Healthcare Informatics Program; also, please see our FAQ.
Additional Information for Financial Aid Eligible Certificate Programs
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Medical and Health Services Managers
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
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GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER REQUIRED IN ALL COURSES
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