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    24 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 AS degree in Health Information Technology

    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
    Marcia CastleAdministrative Svcs SpecialistCastle.Marcia@spcollege.edu727-341-3670
    Kengia Johnson-SabreeChair, Health Info Technologyjohnson.kengia@spcollege.edu(727) 341-3623
    Sheila NewberryFacultynewberry.sheila@spcollege.edu(727) 341-3739
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