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Curriculum – Certificates of Completion

Healthcare Informatics and Healthcare Analytics

Chatham University Master of Healthcare Informatics


HCI 504 Project Management I: This course introduces basic project management principles needed when altering workflow processes to include technology in various health practice settings (outpatient, inpatient, community health). Change management, quality assurance, and system redesign is introduced. By end of course, students will begin identifying a topic for their final informatics immersion project.

HCI 631 Integrating Technology into a Healthcare Environment: This course will introduce students to key factors to be considered when integrating new technology within a healthcare environment. Understanding how to successfully create change, define current process, design future processes and complete a gap analysis using the four stages of a systems life cycle to successfully integrate or change technology.

HCI 651 Database Management for Evidence-based Decision Making: This course will assist the student in understanding the various database systems used within a healthcare setting. Key to this course is understanding how healthcare professionals can collect and extract data from database systems to assess the organizations performance and impact on patient outcomes.

HCI 502 Healthcare Delivery Systems: In this course, students will be engaged in dynamic content to gain an understanding of the role of information systems within healthcare delivery. The course provides an introduction to the use of information technology, information systems, data, and informatics in regards to health care delivery system entities and functions.

HCI 583 Virtual Engagement to Improve Health: This course introduces students to a virtual world where technology is driving change, impacting the way healthcare is delivered and managed through the use of the Internet, social media and mobile technologies. Students will engage in virtual activities that transform the traditional roles of interprofessional healthcare providers.

HCI 506 Health Policy and Informatics: This course will explore health care policy and how it relates to informatics. Students will describe the history and development of health care policy while comparing U.S. health care policies to other countries. Legal, privacy, storage, and security issues will be discussed regarding.

HCI 505 Foundational Data Analytics: This course will explore how outcomes are dependent upon the integrity of data; the analysis of data; and the need for clearly defined report writing. Students will engage in manipulating data for analysis and interpretation.