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Interprofessional Health Informatics graduate certificate
The graduate certificate in health informatics is designed to prepare individuals interested in gaining comprehensive knowledge and skills in the design, utilization, evaluation, and clinical processes of health informatics. The certificate draws from the expertise found in our nursing, health informatics and bioinformatics, and public administration graduate programs.
Optimal use of health information technology (HIT) is a priority for the transformation of healthcare. As healthcare systems across the nation implemented HIT in inpatient settings over the past decade, emerging HIT fields now extend beyond acute care to include population health informatics, data analytics, and telemedicine. This certificate is theory-based with an emphasis on practical application by clinicians, information technology professionals, and public health administration professionals.
This graduate certificate is designed for those in health professions who seek to develop expertise in the field. This includes nurses and health professionals, administration, and those in the information technology/information sciences.
Why Study Health Informatics at Grand Valley?
- Prepares experienced collaborators who anticipate risks and advocate for integrated and cost-effective approaches to care.
- Develops proficient experts who identify gaps and fragmentation in care and address needs individually or as defined for specific patient populations.
- Cultivates confident leaders who positively impact quality, cost and patient health outcomes.
- The hybrid format is ideal for working adults through online coursework and high-impact in-seat classes in downtown Grand Rapids.
- The certificate can be completed in two to four semesters.