Certificate of Health Informatics
Privacy and Security for Health Care Providers
Math, Science and Technology Department
Due to advances in information technology (IT), opportunities are available to improve patient care and reduce costs by adopting these technologies in health care organizations. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) is providing incentives for health organizations to implement "meaningful use" of health information technology.
The University of Minnesota, Crookston's certificate in Health Informatics Privacy and Security for Health Care Providers program, will prepare students to support the secure collection, management, retrieval, exchange, and/or analysis of information in electronic form in health care and public health organizations.
Required credits to complete the certificate: 18.
Admission start dates: Fall Semester, Spring Semester.
Program Learner Outcomes for Certificate
- Proficiency in Database principles (HI 2060)
- Understanding of how/why information systems are used in health care (HI 3020)
- Knowledge representation of secure data collection and retrieval (HI 3060)
- Understanding of the use of health information workflow, analysis and design in supporting clinical decisions (HI 3100)
- Awareness of Social, Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Informatics (HI 3200)
- Awareness of Privacy and Security Policies around health informatics (HI 3215)
Certificate Requirements (18 credits)
HI 2060 - Database Management in Health Informatics (3.0 cr) - Fall
HI 3020 - Introduction to Health Information Systems (3.0 cr) - Fall
HI 3060 - Secure Data Collection and Retrieval (3.0 cr) - Spring
HI 3100 - Health Information Workflow Process and Design (3.0 cr) - Spring
HI 3200 - Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Health Informatics (3.0 cr) - Fall
HI 3215 - Health Information Assurance and Security (3.0 cr) - Spring
Criteria & Required Materials for Admission
- Must be enrolled in or completed a bachelor degree, or completed an associate degree in health, allied health, clinical lab science, or public health.
- Must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale).
- Must provide an official transcript showing completion of a degree or current enrollment in a degree in a health or public health program.
- Must provide a current curriculum vitae (preferred) or resume.
- Must provide 2 letters of recommendation, preferably from current or previous health care place of employment or study.
- Must provide a personal statement of goals and excepted impacts of study
- Must be proficient in English. If your native language is not English, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and score at least 586 (written), 240 (computerized), or 95 (IBT). We will accept TOEFL or MELAB exams taken within three years of the time of application. Information is available on the TOEFL website at www.toefl.org. If the TOEFL is not available in your country, you must take the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) and score at least 85. Information about the MELAB is available at www.lsa.umich.edu/eli/testing/melab.
The University of Minnesota, Crookston also offers a
Certificate of Health Informatics for Software Engineers & IT Professionals