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Health Informatics for IT Professionals

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.

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About the Health Informatics for IT Professionals Program

Health Informatics for IT Professionals Course Schedule

The Health Informatics for IT Professionals Course Schedule page provides you with detailed information on the program's offerings.

Health Informatics for IT Professionals Faculty

You can find a full listing of our instructors in this certificate program on the Health Informatics for IT Professionals Faculty page.

Admission for the Health Informatics for IT Professionals Program

Applicants to this certificate program must hold a graduate degree from an accredited U.S. college, university or its foreign equivalent. A competitive graduate record that indicates strong academic ability is required. Work or research experience in clinical, computing or information technology fields is highly desirable but not a requirement for admission.

This certificate program requires prerequisite coursework or knowledge. For more information, view the "additional information" section on the program overview page of your chosen certificate.

A list of admission requirements can be found on our Health Informatics for IT Professionals Admission page.

Health Informatics for IT Professionals Tuition

Tuition costs can vary for each of our programs. For the most up-to-date information on financial obligations, please visit our Health Informatics for IT Professionals Tuition page.

Health Informatics for IT Professionals Registration Information

Our Health Informatics for IT Professionals Registration Information page outlines important dates and deadlines as well as the process for adding and dropping courses.

Gainful Employment in Health Informatics for IT Professionals

Common questions and answers related to cost, financing and success in this certificate program are found on our Gainful Employment in Health Informatics for IT Professionals page.

Additional Information

This program is intended for people with a graduate degree 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.


Find out more about Northwestern's Health Informatics for IT Professionals Program

Health Informatics for IT Professionals Course Options

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.

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