The University of Providence school of Health Professions offers two certificate programs – the Applied Health Informatics Certificate Program and the Medical Assistant Certificate Program.
The Applied Health Informatics (AHI) Certificate program prepares healthcare providers to understand and leverage the power of informatics to help transform care delivery and create healthier communities at every level. In their current and future roles, students who complete the program promote use of health information and tools to actively engage consumers, their families, and the inter-professional team in optimizing safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable health care.
The Applied Health Informatics Certificate Program is delivered 100% online to support the needs of working professionals. The program is delivered from a blended academic and applied perspective that focuses on the patient/healthcare consumer and bridges the connection between health information technology and clinical care, patient/consumer engagement, and care of populations.
Medical assistants are trained professionals who work in clinical settings which include medical offices and clinics supporting outpatient and ambulatory care.
The Medical Assistant performs administrative and clinical duties in the patient care setting. Examples of administrative duties include greeting patients, answering telephones, appointment scheduling, assistance with insurance claim submission and arranging of outpatient scheduling to include procedures and referrals. Examples of clinical duties include supporting the medical provider by obtaining a patient history and reason for the clinic visit, vital sign check, clinical exam set up, electrocardiograms, providing diagnosis specific patient education materials, and facilitating access to community-based resources.
Following a required face-to-face program immersion, students complete requirements that include faculty led online coursework and learning/demonstrating competencies in a hands-on skills lab under the supervision of a preceptor. Candidates who successfully complete the program will sit for the Medical Assistant National Certification Exam.