Healthcare Technology & Management

Certificate of Accomplishment
Healthcare Data Analytics

Program Updated: The requirements for this program have been updated for 2017 – 2018.
Please review the changes and consult with your adviser or program manager if you have questions.

Brief Description

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
  • Two years of work experience in an information technology, business intelligence or healthcare setting
  • BTS 168 Business Data Management Tools or equivalent
  • BUSIT 103 SQL Fundamentals or equivalent
  • 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
  • Explore the scope and role of data and data analytics in healthcare in the context of national quality policies
  • Identify and apply appropriate tools and techniques to analyze a given data set
  • Describe how data analytics can support key decisions in healthcare clinical, financial and operational settings
  • Develop appropriate metrics and processes to obtain data supporting key healthcare decisions
  • Propose appropriate healthcare data analytic plans that include development of the research question, identification of appropriate data sets, data validation, analysis, and visualization of results
  • Explain the benefits and limitations of electronic health records (EHR) as sources of healthcare data
  • Debate ethical issues surrounding data privacy and security and use of secondary health data for analytics

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this degree [PDF]

Program Requirements

Core Coursework

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
HCI 293 HCI New Student Orientation 4
HCI 310 Essentials of Healthcare Informatics 5
HCI 315 Electronic Health Records 5
HCI 320 HCI Data Standards and Interoperability 5
HCI 375 HCI Project Management 5
HCI 450 Healthcare Analytics and Quality 5
HCI 456 Healthcare Data Visualization 5
HCI 470 Healthcare Analytics Applications 5
PHIL 365 Biomedical Ethics: Theory and Practice 5

Certificate Requirements

A complete description of the required curriculum is shown in the worksheet. In addition to eligibility requirements, students must also achieve the following:

  • Completion of 44 quarter credits in the general program requirements, with a grade of “C”, or better.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework taken at BC and applied to the certificate, including credits transferred from other colleges
  • Courses may be subject to minimum grade requirements and prerequisites. Check online at All Credit Classes & Descriptions

Application Process

To be considered for the Certificate of Accomplishment in Healthcare Data Analytics, prospective students must submit the following:

  • Completed general Bellevue College admission form
  • Non-refundable general admission fee of $34
  • Completed Healthcare Data Analytics certificate application form
  • Non-refundable HCDA certificate application fee of $75
  • Official transcripts from regionally accredited college(s), demonstrating completion of an appropriate associate’s degree, and the prerequisite courses, with a GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Professional resume describing relevant work experience
  • Personal Statement

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program.

Certificate of Achievement:
Healthcare Informatics

Program Updated: The requirements for this program have been updated for 2017 – 2018.
Please review the changes and consult with your adviser or program manager if you have questions.

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. It provides the same technical preparation as the Healthcare Informatics BAS degree concentration but does not require the same 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
  • BA 240 Statistical Analysis, or MATH 130 Intro to Statistics or equivalents

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]

Program Requirements

Core Coursework

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
HCI 293 HCI New Student Orientation 4
HCI 302 Healthcare Safety & Quality Management 5
HCI 310 Essentials of Healthcare Informatics 5
HCI 315 Electronic Health Records 5
HCI 320 HCI Data Standards and Interoperability 5
HCI 360 Healthcare Information Seeking & Evaluation 3
HCI 410 Healthcare Clinical Systems Analysis 5
HCI 435 Healthcare Informatics Systems Operation 5
HCI 460 Leading Change in Healthcare Informatics 5
HCI 465 HCI Field Studies/Capstone Orientation 2
HCI 485 Healthcare Informatics Capstone 5

Certificate Requirements

A complete description of the required curriculum is shown in the worksheet. In addition to eligibility requirements, students must also achieve the following:

  • Completion of 49 quarter credits in the general program requirements, with a grade of “C”, or better.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework taken at BC and applied to the certificate, including credits transferred from other colleges
  • Courses may be subject to minimum grade requirements and prerequisites. Check online at All Credit Classes & Descriptions

Application Process

To be considered for the Certificate of Achievement in Healthcare Informatics, prospective students must submit the following:

  • Completed general Bellevue College admission form
  • Non-refundable general admission fee of $34
  • Completed Healthcare Informatics certificate application form
  • Non-refundable HCI certificate application fee of $75
  • Official transcripts from regionally accredited college(s), demonstrating completion of an appropriate associate’s degree, and the prerequisite courses, with a GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Professional resume describing relevant work experience
  • Personal Statement

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program.

Certificate of Completion:

CAHIMS Preparation

Program Ended: Beginning 2016-2017 this degree or certificates program will no longer be accepting new applicants. Please consult with your adviser or program manager if you have questions.
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

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 June 26, 2017