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, (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.
The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.
If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.
Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
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The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2015 (505), 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.
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 COURSESSupport Courses
MAJOR CORE COURSES1st Term in Program
MAJOR CORE COURSES2nd Term in Program
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