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  • 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 Features

    • Fully online program convenient for busy professionals
    • Taught by the distinguished faculty of the College of Computing and Informatics
    • Drexel University is a charter member of the American Medical Informatics Association Academic Forum
    • A 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 Informatics3.0
    INFO 731Managing Health Informatics Projects3.0
    INFO 732Healthcare Informatics: Planning & Evaluation3.0
    Total Credits9.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Unofficial, final transcript indicating a bachelor's degree conferred
    • Essay/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.  
    • Resume
    • Additional 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 AlumniMilitary 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

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