Health Informatics Certificate Online

Gain critical, in-demand skills and a deeper understanding of how to interpret and apply data to drive healthcare change. Improve patient outcomes as you expand your own career opportunities.

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Program Overview

Add career value with the Health Informatics Certificate online program

Bolster the efficiency and efficacy of healthcare systems with the strategies, insights, and skills you will gain in the Health Informatics Certificate online at NKU. This affordable, fast-paced program will help future-proof your career and prepare you quickly for a wide range of roles in a burgeoning field. As an online student, you will benefit from the experience of NKU’s College of Informatics, which has proven expertise in building competencies in the use of data to drive meaningful change and effective decision-making.

Designed for working professionals, this health informatics certificate program features 100% online coursework with a career-relevant focus, enabling you to apply newly gained knowledge and practices immediately. Explore the connection between the clinical and business aspects of healthcare and use technology to improve the accuracy and accessibility of electronic health records, healthcare data, and research to boost overall population health and individual patient outcomes. Prepare for an expanded roles or pursue a master’s by transferring the credits earned in this health info certificate program into our Master of Science in Health Informatics online program.

In this online program, you will:

  • Learn the fundamental terminology, practices, and procedures found in the interaction of clinical and business operations
  • Explore the core concepts and principles of information systems as related to healthcare clinical and organizational decision making
  • Apply the basics of empirical health informatics research and be provided with the conceptual framework to develop your own research projects
  • Gain relevant skills needed for electronic health records, healthcare information systems, health database management, systems analysis and design, and project management
  • Learn the fundamental terminology, practices, and procedures found in the interaction of clinical and business operations
  • Explore the core concepts and principles of information systems as related to healthcare clinical and organizational decision making
  • Apply the basics of empirical health informatics research and be provided with the conceptual framework to develop your own research projects
  • Gain relevant skills needed for electronic health records, healthcare information systems, health database management, systems analysis and design, and project management

After completion of this program, you will be prepared for a broad range of health information-related positions, such as:

  • Clinical Informatics Analyst
  • Health Informatics Consultant
  • Health Information Technology Project Manager
  • Clinical Informatics Analyst
  • Health Informatics Consultant
  • Health Information Technology Project Manager

Also available:

Northern Kentucky University offers a variety of healthcare programs online. Check out our other quality online healthcare programs.

Total Tuition $9,936
Program Duration As few as 6 months
Credit Hours 18
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Tuition

Benefit from the value of our affordable tuition

The health informatics online program offers the same affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition to in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included in the total cost. Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. For additional information, visit the Financial Aid section on our FAQ page.

Tuition Breakdown:

Total Tuition $9,936
Per Credit Hour $536
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Calendar

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With six start dates a year, the Health Informatics Certificate online program is flexible and convenient. View the calendar to find the best start date for you, along with corresponding deadlines.

SessionProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment Due
Spring 11/8/241/2/241/4/241/5/241/8/24
Spring 23/11/242/29/243/4/243/8/243/11/24
Summer 15/6/244/24/244/30/245/3/245/6/24
Summer 26/24/246/12/246/18/246/21/246/24/24
Fall 18/19/248/7/248/12/248/16/248/19/24
Fall 210/16/2410/3/2410/8/2410/11/2410/16/24

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 2/29/24
Class Starts 3/11/24
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Admissions

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The admission process is the first step toward earning your certificate online.

Admission Requirements:

  • Official transcripts of all coursework from accredited institutions
  • 2.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Professional resume which includes relevant experience

Health Informatics Certificate Online Admission Requirements

  • Complete online application for admission
  • Pay $40 non-refundable application fee
    • If you are an NKU alum or active/veteran military member, your application fee will be waived
  • Bachelor’s degree (at minimum) with official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) coursework from accredited institutions
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Professional resume that includes relevant work experience, community service, leadership positions, and other professional activities

Official documents may be mailed or emailed to:

NKU Office of Graduate Education
302 Lucas Administrative Center
Highland Heights, KY 41099

[email protected]

Have a question? Call us at 800-985-7215.


Kevin Kirby - NKU Staff

"Informatics is all about seeking human meaning in a world of data. It is how we find, process, protect, and share information."

Kevin Kirby, Dean of the College of Informatics

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Courses

Preview the topics you will study in your health informatics courses

In order to earn the Health Informatics certificate online, students must complete six courses for a total of 18 credit hours.

Students must take the following courses:
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
In order to prepare students to be competent informatics practitioners within the healthcare industry, this course introduces students to the fundamental terminology, practices, and procedures found in the interaction of clinical and business operations.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This core course provides an introduction to concepts and trends in the health informatics field both locally and nationally. The course provides an overview of networks, software, and computers in healthcare with a particular focus on their use in interoperable systems. Applications include electronic health records, computerized physician order entry, and digital imaging.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introduction to the core concepts and fundamental principles of information systems in the context of healthcare clinical and organizational decision-making. This will include a survey of the information systems discipline and an explanation of its importance in healthcare organizations. The key objective of the course is to give the student a good understanding of how managers can manage and exploit the potential of information technology for their own career and for the benefit of their organizations.
Students must choose three of the following courses:
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course develops an understanding of tools, techniques, and methods for analysis, design and implementation of information systems. It uses theory and applied projects to build effective interpersonal and communication skills that are essential to interact with clients, users, and other team members involved with development, operation, and maintenance of information systems. Approaches to systems development such as rapid application development (RAD), joint application development (JAD), and other techniques to create quality systems are explored.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
In-depth investigation of intelligent database management systems in support of business decision-making. This course includes an investigation of all aspects of data modeling; database design; and implementation of relational, object-oriented, and semantic databases.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an overview of information technology project management practices, software, contexts, and processes. Topics include project implementation methodologies; resource selection; project risks and failures: managing technical project personnel; project management tools and techniques, and issues related to project outsourcing.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to quantitative and qualitative research methodologies within the health industry with an emphasis on evidence-based practices. Students will learn the basics of empirical health informatics research and will be provided with the conceptual framework to develop their own research projects. Topics include research design, data collection, data analysis, data mining, and issues concerning privacy and the treatment of human subjects.

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