University of Phoenix
Address: 4605 E. Elwood St. Phoenix, AZ 85040 United States
FICE code: 020988
Date Approved: 2003-12-03
Web site: http://www.phoenix.edu/
Review: Online Programs, Health Care Informatics Certificate
Degree Offered: Health Care Informatics Certificate Format: Online
Program Description: This certificate program is designed for health care and nurse professionals interested in pursuing or advancing in careers associated with health care informatics and technology. Individuals with little or no background in informatics receive an overview of informatics as it relates to delivery within a health care facility. The program is designed to provide the learner with current knowledge in concepts of health care informatics, systems life cycle, and data management. The 10 credit-bearing specialization is available as a certificate program for post-baccalaureate students. The four courses in the informatics specialization certificate program are available at campuses offering nursing or health care degree programs using a variety of delivery methods. Required Course of Study HCS 504 - Introduction to Graduate Study in Health Sciences/Nursing This course provides new graduate students in the College with an introduction to strategies for success within the University’s adult learning model. Topics include program standards and objectives, graduate-level oral and written communication, locating, evaluating, and citing scholarly resources, and purposes and use of portfolios. (1 credit) HCI 500 - Concepts of Health Care Informatics This course will introduce the student to the basic concepts of health care informatics and health information management. It will build on a historical foundation of informatics and roles of the informatics specialist. (3 credits) Prerequisite: HCS 504. HCI 510 - Systems Life Cycle This course will focus on the selection and implementation of an information system within a health facility. The course will review the phases of the life cycle: planning, analysis, design, implementation and evaluation. (3 credits) Prerequisites: HCS 504 and HCI 500. HCI 520 - Data Management and Design This course will provide an overview of the understanding of how data, information and knowledge provides the foundation for health care information systems. The course will focus on the concepts of information and knowledge in relation to databases, systems operations and information systems. (3 credits) Prerequisites: HCS 504 and HCI 500. While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor. Accreditation: The University of Phoenix is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA).