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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.


    • 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 


    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
    Sheila NewberryFacultynewberry.sheila@spcollege.edu(727) 341-3739
  • Healthcare Informatics
    Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility


    Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2018 (550)

    The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2018 (550), 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.

    Program Leadership Information

    Kengia Sabree, Academic Chair, 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.

    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.

    Florida CIP Code

    0351070712: Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician.

    Federal CIP Code

    51.0707: Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician.

    Job Related Opportunities

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

    Admission Rules

    Please review the Health Informatics Certificate Admission Guide.

    The Admission Guide will outline the admission criteria specific to the Healthcare Informatics Certificate program as well as explain the timetable for evaluation and further admission correspondence. Please review this information carefully to ensure you submit a complete application at the appropriate time. Only students who satisfy all the application requirements and submit a complete application in accordance with the information detailed in the Admission Guide will be considered for admission.

    Before entering the first term of the Healthcare Informatics Certificate "program courses," students must complete 5 credits which must include CGS 1100 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.

    Support Courses

    CGS 1100Computer Applications3
    HSC 1531Medical Terminology I2

    1st Term in Program

    HIM 1000Introduction to Health Information Management2
    HIM 1102Introduction to Healthcare Informatics2
    HIM 1212Data and Workflow Management2
    HIM 1110Standard Healthcare Practices2
    HIM 2652Electronic Health/Medical Record Systems2

    2nd Term in Program

    HIM 1005Healthcare Informatics Project Management2
    HIM 2012Health Law Concepts and Practices2
    HIM 1800Professional Practice Experience I2
    HIM 2215Health Data Analysis1
    HIM 2960Credentialing Exam Review2
    Total Credits24