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HI Certificate

The Certificate in Health Informatics provides competencies and knowledge in health information systems, health records management, clinical decision support systems and other areas relevant to developing and refining competencies in health informatics. Admission requirements are the same as for the full degree. Students must complete 6 courses totaling 18 credits to successfully complete the Certificate program, five of which are required.

With the courses listed below is the semester in which they tend to be offered.  Course schedules are subject to change.

Program Outline

Download the HI Certificate advising sheet

Five Required Courses

15 hours
IAKM 60401 – Health Information Management (fall, spring, summer)
IAKM 60403 – Health Information Systems (fall, spring)
IAKM 60410 – Health Records Management (fall)
IAKM 61081 – Capstone: Leadership Studies (spring, summer)
IAKM 60412 – Clinical Decision Support Systems (spring)

One Elective Course

3 hours (Choose one of the following)
IAKM 60002 – Knowledge Organization Structures, Systems and Services (spring)
IAKM 60311 – Business Process Management (summer)
IAKM 60402 – Legal Issues in Health Information Management (fall)
IAKM 61095 – Human Factors and Usability in Health Informatics (fall, spring)
IAKM 61095 – Research in Health Experience Design (fall, spring)
IAKM 604XX Course Specifically Approved by Your HI Advisor

Students working on the Certificate are permitted to change their enrollment to the full program and can use the courses taken (up to 12 hours) to apply to the Master’s degree. Download all of the course descriptions from the university catalog.  Search this PDF document for "IAKM" to get to the courses listed above. See the HI Courses page for course availability.


New Job Opportunities to Keep Up With Industry Need

“The massive changes happening within the medical industry are creating new job opportunities for people with new types of skills… People with data analysis skills are in demand within the health-care industry as quality becomes increasingly important, Hauser said. ‘We’ve been hiring lots of people with data and informatics backgrounds.’”  - By Cheryl Powell, Akron Beacon Journal medical writer

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