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Healthcare Informatics Specialist-Certificate

Healthcare Informatics is the merging of information technology with health care. It enables electronic creation of medical records and efficient access by patients, doctors, nurses, hospital administrators, insurance companies and health information technicians. Technicians employed in this field will organize and manage health information while ensuring accuracy, accessibility and security. They code and classify patient information for insurance purposes, for databases and registries, and to maintain patients’ medical histories.

Medical record technicians and health information technicians must possess verbal and written comprehension skills, be able to manage their time wisely, speak clearly and pay close attention to detail.

Purpose

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 occupations.

Length

Full-time students may complete the program in less than one year. Part-time students may require additional time.

Format

All courses for this degree are offered in a traditional classroom setting.