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Applied Health Informatics

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Applied Health Informatics Program Overview

The Applied Health Informatics Certificate Program is designed from a patient-focused perspective. It supports relevant learning for the student’s daily life and work through the application of health informatics.

The program focuses on informatics as a key competency for the interprofessional healthcare team and provides a professional development opportunity for students’ current and potential future roles.

Students that complete the AHI certificate program will demonstrate the following program learning outcomes:

  • Translate clinical and operational needs into initial design and improvement of technology solutions.
  • Support better use of health data to help improve outcomes by advocating for data quality and standards compliance.
  • Improve patient/consumer and caregivers’ use of existing and emerging technologies, including the electronic health record, for wellness and health care.
  • Accelerate the adoption of health information and communication tools and technologies to more rapidly realize the benefits for patients and caregivers.
  • Be an organizational resource for application of informatics concepts by demonstrating continuous learning and inquiry about the field.
  • Advocate for health information systems that reflect consumers’ needs, values, and preferences and empower them to participate in their care decisions.
  • Promote use of health information and communication technologies as foundational for a learning health system that includes active engagement of health care consumers.
Program Format

The accelerated AHI Certificate program includes:

  • 4 sequential 8-week courses with short break in between.
  • Completed in two semesters.
  • New cohorts begin in January and August each year.
  • Expect to spend an average of 18-20 hours per week to successfully engage in and complete all program requirements.
Program Cost
  • As a Providence St. Joseph Health or Partner organization caregiver, a student will pay a discounted tuition rate of $750 for each course ($3,000 for four courses) plus any textbooks required by the instructor.
  • Students must pay for a full semester (2 courses) at the beginning of the semester, or set up a payment plan with the Student Accounts office.
  • All admitted students are required to pay a $50 non-refundable tuition deposit to ensure their seat in the program. This deposit will be applied toward the student’s first tuition bill.
  • No tuition refunds will be made after the first day of each course.
  • There is no financial aid available through UP for certificate programs.
  • Tuition reimbursement may be available depending on local Providence Human Resources policy.
Program Curriculum

The program includes four sequential, bachelors level courses:

  • Exploring Informatics: Improving Human Health
  • Applying Informatics: Linking People, Processes and Tools
  • Leading Informatics: Accelerating Transformation
  • Revealing Informatics: Understanding the Role of Data

 

Courses

  • XAHI 100 Exploring Informatics III
  • XAHI 120 Applying Informatics III
  • XAHI 140 Leading Informatics III
  • XAHI 160 Revealing Informatics III
Program Learning Outcomes

1) Translate clinical and operational needs into initial design and improvement of technology solutions.
2) Support better use of health data to help improve outcomes by advocating for data quality and standards compliance.
3) Improve patient/consumer and caregivers’ use of existing and emerging technologies, including the electronic health record, for wellness and health care.
4) Accelerate the adoption of health information and communication tools and technologies to more rapidly realize the benefits for patients and caregivers.
5) Be an organizational resource for application of informatics concepts by demonstrating continuous learning and inquiry about the field
6) Advocate for health information systems that reflect consumers’ needs, values, and preferences and empower them to participate in their care decisions.
7) Promote use of health information and communication technologies as foundational for a learning health system that includes active engagement of health care consumers.

Degree

CERT

Contact

Health Programs

Email healthprograms@uprovidence.edu