Healthcare Technology & Management

Certificate of Accomplishment
Healthcare Data Analytics

The Healthcare Data Analytics certificate is an advanced certificate option designed to introduce students to the rapidly emerging field of healthcare data analytics. Courses in this certificate will focus on tools, practices and issues surrounding the use of data analytics in support of key decisions in healthcare organizations. Topics include: clinical, operational and financial analytics in various healthcare settings; and trends and regulations that shape the role and practices of healthcare analytics.This certificate will be well-suited for Healthcare and/or HIT professionals who will be involved in analyzing, interpreting and/or reporting clinical, financial, operational and/or regulatory data.

Prerequisites

  • Associate degree in an IT-related or healthcare-related field, with a minimum of 20 credits of Health IT specific coursework and passing score on CAHIMS certification exam or completion of CAHIMS coursework, OR either 2 years of health IT or 1 year of healthcare plus one year of HIT work experience.
  • Database course or experience (BTS 168 – Business Data Management Tools or equivalent)
  • Spreadsheet course or experience (BTS 165 – Business Spreadsheet Analysis and Design or equivalent)
  • Statistics course or experience (BA 240 – Statistical Analysis OR MATH 130 – Intro to Statistics or equivalents)

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the following skills & abilities:

  • Determine how healthcare standards relate to patient records, coding and classification systems, privacy and security
  • Discuss the current practices and trends in data infrastructure and medical device integration
  • Articulate the current industry standards and associations, government legislations and regulations, and national organizations that support and drive healthcare data analytics
  • Explore the scope and role of data and data analytics in healthcare in the context of national quality policies
  • Analyze strategies, benefits and limitations of data analytics in various healthcare environments and for different applications
  • Debate how data analytics can support key decisions in healthcare clinical, financial and operational settings
  • Analyze the drivers, barriers and trends to the implementation and use of healthcare analytics are discussed
  • Identify and apply appropriate tools and techniques to analyze a given data set
  • Develop reports and presentations summarizing analytics results for stakeholders with varied backgrounds and expertise
  • Develop a research strategy to solve a particular problem for a particular stakeholder
  • Debate how current and emerging regulations and ethical perspectives impact healthcare data analytics practices
  • Develop appropriate metrics and processes to obtain data supporting key healthcare decisions
  • Analyze the various elements of data analytics implementation and management plans in specific healthcare settings and for specific outcomes

Completion Worksheet

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Requirements

Core Coursework

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
HCTM 320 Health IT Data Standards 5
HCTM 375 HIT Project Management 5
HCTM 450 Healthcare Analytics and Quality 5
HCTM 455 Data Warehousing in Healthcare 5
HCTM 470 Healthcare Data Analytics Applications 5
PHIL 365 Biomedical Ethics: Theory and Practice 5

Certificate of Achievement:
Healthcare Informatics

Brief Description

The certificate in Healthcare Informatics prepares students who already have significant experience in either an IT-related field, or a health profession, to transition into the Healthcare Informatics workforce as effective members of teams that manage and perform the customization, implementation, integration and maintenance of healthcare information systems, data and components. The certificate in Healthcare Informatics is for those who already possess a bachelor’s degree. It provides the same technical preparation as the Healthcare Informatics BAS degree concentration but does not require all of the general education courses required for the degree.

Prerequisites

  • An associate degree in an IT-related or health records/health management field
  • BUSIT 103 SQL Fundamentals or equivalent coursework
  • BTS 168 Business Data Management Tools or equivalent coursework
  • IT 103 Networking Basics or equivalent coursework

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the following skills & abilities:

  • Apply knowledge of current and emerging data standards and principles of interoperability
  • Comply with all healthcare laws and regulations relation to information security, privacy and protected health information, and meet institutional accreditation and certification requirements.
  • Contribute to systems integration and perform information technology systems customization to meet the needs of the healthcare organization
  • Contribute to process improvement through the redesign of healthcare workflow and information management practices to better leverage the capabilities of new information technology systems
  • Gather, identify and document requirements for technology solutions, working closely with clinical and non-clinical stakeholders
  • Serve as liaison between technical and clinical functions to support users, including training and documenting the use of new technologies

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this certificate [PDF]

Requirements

Core Coursework

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
HCTM 293 HCTM New Student Orientation 2
HCTM 302 Healthcare Safety, Quality and Legal Environment 5
HCTM 310 Essentials of Healthcare Informatics 2
HCTM 320 Health IT Data Standards 5
HCTM 410 HIT Systems Analysis and Process Optimization 5
HCTM 420 HIT Systems Integration and Interoperability 5
HCTM 430 HIT Systems Implementation 4
HCTM 440 HIT Systems Operation and Administration 4
HCTM 460 Leading Change in Healthcare Informatics 5
HCTM 465 HCTM Capstone Orientation 2
HCTM 485 Healthcare IT Capstone 4

Certificate of Completion:

CAHIMS Preparation

The CAHIMS preparation certificate is designed to prepare those who already possess an associate’s degree or equivalent experience in IT or in healthcare and are looking to transition into career pathways in health IT. This certificate focuses on the roles and responsibilities of entry-level health IT specialists in each phase of the health information management systems lifecycle. The courses in this certificate are aligned to the new CAHIMS (Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems) credential administered by HIMSS (Health Information Management Systems Society) which means that certificate recipients would be well-suited to sit for the CAHIMS credential. Note: Participation in this program does not in any way guarantee that students will pass the credentialing exam.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the following skills & abilities:

  • Describe and compare basic characteristics, interrelationships, and services of different types of healthcare organizations
  • Discuss the impact of commonly accepted laws, regulations, accreditation, and other state and local rules that govern the healthcare industry, with an emphasis on privacy and security
  • Identify significant business trends affecting the healthcare field and discuss their potential impact on providers and customers
  • Describe best practices to support ethical behaviors, communication, leadership and professionalism in healthcare organizations
  • Describe the role and characteristics of various IT applications and systems commonly used in healthcare
  • Discuss significant technology trends affecting the health IT field
  • Describe organizational policies and procedures to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data
  • Explain the key steps, strategies and roles that support health information management systems analysis and design
  • Explain the key steps, strategies and roles that support health information management systems selection and acquisition
  • Explain the key steps, strategies and roles that support health information management systems implementation and management
  • Explain the key steps, strategies and roles that support health information management systems testing and evaluation
  • Discuss the role of health IT specialists in each phase of the health information management systems lifecycle

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this degree [PDF]

Requirements

Core Coursework

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
HCTM 145 Healthcare Environment and Professional Skills 5
HCTM 150 Healthcare Technology Environment and Security 5
HCTM 175 HIT Systems Life Cycle Management 5


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Last Updated September 29, 2015