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Interprofessional Health Informatics

Students wishing to pursue the interprofessional health informatics certificate must have obtained a bachelor's degree in a health profession, health administration, or computing and information science field. Individuals without any previous healthcare experience will be required to take one course as a prerequisite for the introduction to health care. Health care professionals (registered nurse, clinical dietitian, physical therapist, etc.) who hold a current, valid healthcare license and have experience with any electronic health record (EHR) system are not required to fulfil the prerequisite requirements.

Program Content

This graduate interprofessional certificate is designed to prepare individuals interested in gaining comprehensive knowledge and skills in the design, utilization, evaluation, and clinical processes of health informatics. The optimal use of health information technology (HIT) and health information exchange is a priority to transform health care. The health informatics certificate provides a unique opportunity to pursue a theoretically based and practically oriented education to effectively meet the contemporary needs of heath organizations and society.

Program Objectives

The interprofessional health informatics certificate is most closely aligned with the goals of the AMIA 10 x 10 program. It will provide health professionals with the knowledge and skills to act as expert collaborators in developing HIT for the care of clients and populations. For those who are computer and information science professionals, it will provide the opportunity to develop interprofessional skills and effectively utilize expertise of clinicians in design of HIT.

At the completion of the certificate, learners will be able to do the following:

  1. Demonstrate leadership, professional, and ethical behavior while working in interprofessional health informatics teams.
  2. Employ social/behavioral, systems, informatics, and computer science theories and models in designing health informatics solutions.
  3. Use health informatics and technological approaches that incorporate the principles of efficiency, quality, economy, and sustainability in the delivery of health care.
  4. Interpret how health information technology interfaces with the social determinants of health.


The interprofessional health informatics certificate can be earned in conjunction with degree program (students need to complete degree program (e.g., B.S., B.A.) to obtain a certificate. This certificate is also offered as a stand-alone program.

Admission Criteria

  • Completed bachelor's degree in a health profession, health administration, or computing information sciences field. Individuals with no healthcare experience will need a prerequisite introduction to healthcare course.
  • Completed online application with an educational and professional goal statement
  • Curriculum vitae or resume

Program Requirements

You can view all program requirements here.

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