Program Overview:

Health Informatics for IT Professionals

For professionals with IT backgrounds, the health informatics certificate for IT professionals will leverage your background in information technology and enhance your knowledge of the changing field of health care, a critical discipline to the burgeoning field of medical informatics. Students will learn from experts in medicine and health information technology who have been instrumental in driving innovate solutions and establishing national health care informatics standards.

Additional Information

This program is intended for people with a graduate degree, significant experience in information technology, and some familiarity with medical or health informatics. Applicants wanting a more comprehensive course of study should consider the Master of Science in Health Informatics degree.

Required Courses

To earn a certificate, students must complete the following four courses.

  • MHI 401 - American Health Care System
  • MHI 402 - Introduction to Clinical Thinking

and any two additional MHI courses.

In some cases, students who have completed equivalent coursework previously may be allowed to replace the required course with another course in the field.

Please note that courses completed in the certificate program cannot be transferred to the corresponding graduate degree.


  • MHI 401-DL American Health Care System
  • MHI 403-DL Fundamentals of Health Informatics
  • MHI 407-DL Legal, Ethical, and Social Issues