Health Informatics Specialist (6531)
Type of Award
CCC - College Credit Certificate
This program is designed to prepare students for employment as entry-level health care informatics specialists or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in related health record occupations.
The content includes but is not limited to biomedical sciences, including medical terminology, health care delivery systems, basic principles of health care informatics; electronic health/medical record systems; data and workflow management concepts; and project management skills specific to health care informatics, ethical and legal concepts, health data content, clinical classification systems, organization and supervision, quality and performance improvement, health care statistics and research, reimbursement methodologies, professional practice experiences, and employability skills.
General Admission Requirements to the College
- Complete an Application for Admission, located at www.palmbeachstate.edu/admissions/Admissions-Applications.aspx.
- Submit an official high school or GED transcript and official college/university transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Admission Procedures section of the college catalog for more information regarding transcripts.
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program with a grade of "C" or higher.
Total program credits: 24
This program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.
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|Required Courses||Credits: 24|
|HIM1610C||Office Applications for Health Professions||3|
|HIM1000C||Introduction to Health Information Management||3|
|HIM1012C||Health Information Law, Ethics, and Compliance||3|
|HIM1210C||Health Information System||3|
|HIM2510C||Healthcare Data Analysis||3|
|HIM2651C||Applied Health Informatics||3|
|Total Program Credits: 24|
|Students will be required to enroll in and pass the following prerequisite courses to complete this certificate: HIM2652C or CGS1100 for HIM1000C, and STA2023 for HIM2510C.|
The Certified Healthcare Technology Specialist (CHTS) credentials from the American Health Information Management Association are quickly gaining value in the job market. The credentials were developed to recognize highly skilled technology workers who can support the adoption and meaningful use of EHRs. Formerly known as HIT Pro, CHTS certification exams assess competency in six distinct health IT roles: workflow and data collection, hardware and software selection, vendor management, systems testing/installation, diagnosing IT problems, and training staff on systems.
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Career Path Notes
Credits earned in this program will transfer directly into the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Health Information Technology.
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