Certificate of Health Informatics
for Software Engineers and IT Professionals

Online Program

Math, Science and Technology Department
Academic Affairs

UMC Health Informatics Computer with Stethoscope PhotoDue 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 Health Informatics for Software Engineers and IT Professionals certificate prepares students with an existing background in Information Technology, programming, and software engineering to apply their expertise to the domain of health informatics in order to build advanced Information Systems for health care and public health organizations.

Certificate Requirements

Required credits to complete the certificate: 22.
Admission start dates: Fall Semester, Spring Semester.

Program Learner Outcomes for Certificate


Certificate Requirements (22 credits)

HI 3020 - Introduction to Health Information Systems (3.0 cr) - Fall
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
HI 3300 - Organization of EHR Systems (3.0 cr) - Spring
HSM 1010 - Medical Terminology (2.0 cr) - Fall
HSM 2010 - Introduction to Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr) - Fall
SE 3060 - Data Warehousing and Mining (3.0 cr) - Spring

Criteria & Required Materials for Admission


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The University of Minnesota, Crookston also offers a
Certificate of Health Informatics for Privacy & Security for Health Care Providers