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Certificate of Accomplishment Healthcare Data Analytics

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.

Completion Worksheet

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Requirements

Course No. 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
Total   30

Certificate of Achievement Healthcare IT

Brief Description

The certificate in Healthcare IT prepares students who already have significant experience in either an IT-related field, or a health profession, to transition into the Healthcare IT 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 IT is for those who already possess a bachelor’s degree. It provides the same technical preparation as the Healthcare IT BAS degree concentration but does not require the same general education courses required for the degree.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, certificate recipients should possess the following skills and 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

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Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
HCTM 302 Healthcare Safety, Quality and Legal Environment 5
HCTM 310 Introduction to Health IT Environment 5
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 5
HCTM 440 HIT Systems Operation and Administration 5
HCTM 460 Healthcare and IT Change Management 5
HCTM 485 Healthcare IT Capstone 5
Total   45

Certificate of Completion CAHIMS Preparation

Description

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

Upon completion, certificate recipients should possess the following skills and 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

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Requirements

Course No. 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
Total   15

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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