Online Certificate in Healthcare Informatics Overview What Is Health Informatics? Health Informatics is "the interdisciplinary study of the design, development, adoption and application of IT-based innovations in healthcare services delivery, management and planning." Source: National Institutes of Health Simply put, Health Informatics allows health professionals to effectively use technology to provide superior patient care by staying organized and up to date. Drexel's accredited online Certificate in Healthcare Informatics is designed for information professionals, clinical personnel and health care support personnel who want to increase their knowledge of health information technology and prepare for the management of the complex social and organizational issues surrounding this major change in health care. The program provides the groundwork for improved ability to serve as a liaison to clinicians, health care administrators and other health care professionals as well as non-health care professionals in the use of current and emerging computer technologies. Upon graduating, you'll be able to take on additional health care IT-related responsibilities or embark upon new careers as managers or developers of health care IT systems. Health Informatics Program FeaturesFully online program convenient for busy professionalsTaught by the distinguished faculty of the College of Computing and InformaticsDrexel University is a charter member of the American Medical Informatics Association Academic ForumA highly interactive, online learning environment designed to challenge and engage Health Informatics Career Outlook Jobs in Medical Records and Health Information Technician roles are projected to increase by 15% by 2024 (29,000 jobs) - higher than the nationwide average of 7% across all professions. Related Programs Those interested in pursuing a degree in healthcare may also be interested in the MS in Health Informatics or Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding. State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.Required Courses INFO 648Healthcare Informatics3.0INFO 731Managing Health Informatics Projects3.0INFO 732Healthcare Informatics: Planning & Evaluation3.0Total Credits9.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institutionRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.A completed applicationUnofficial, final transcript indicating a bachelor's degree conferredEssay/Statement of Purpose In approximately 500 words, describe what professional goals you hope to achieve, how an advanced degree facilitates that success and anything else you want the Admissions Review Board to know about you. ResumeAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $1228 per credit. This program is not eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted. All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings. When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the Certificate in Healthcare Informatics Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission. Any problems? Find help or contact us.