Health Sciences Certificate in Health Care Informatics FAQ
Admission to the Informatics Certificate Program is open to anyone who has earned a bachelor’s degree in a health care discipline or a bachelor’s degree and work experience in a health care organization.
Federal and Financial aid is available regardless of income, with low interest rates and flexible payment options. Excelsior College is the pioneer in offering federal aid for a completely online education. Certificate programs do not qualify for financial aid.
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Information about the most current fee schedule is available at Fees and Tuition. You may also contact our Admissions Office to request the fee schedule by calling toll free 888-647-2388, extension 27. You should budget for textbooks, Internet service provider expenses, and miscellaneous charges as well.
The graduate Certificate in Health Care Informatics helps the professional build and develop new skills in the field of informatics and technology. Growing shortages in health care professions have placed demands on health care systems to deliver care more efficiently and effectively. Informatics positions in health care agencies and in consulting corporations have expanded accordingly to meet these needs. As part of the learning experience the student will have the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the current health care informatics climate, develop and evaluate a database in response to a specific health care need, apply project management skills in developing a group project, participate as a team member developing and evaluating information systems, and evaluate current issues and challenges in the field.
For more information about the field of informatics and the many opportunities available, visit the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the Healthcare Information Management System Association (HIMSS).
You can start any time. The graduate Certificate Program in Health Care Informatics accepts applications for admission on a rolling or continuous basis.