Medical and Healthcare Information Technologies (Certificate)
The Medical and Healthcare Information Technologies graduate certificate is offered online or on campus at the University of Denver in the evenings, or in a combination of both, to meet the needs of busy adults. Certificate students will gain the cutting−edge skills needed to thrive in the emerging medical information technology field as they learn to improve patient care. Learn how technology impacts and improves diagnosis, treatment, training, patient records, and financial transactions through the certificate program, which offers a high−level knowledge of the interoperability of healthcare information systems.
The certificate program will prepare students with a new skillset for their portfolio, including how to reduce costs and improve access to quality healthcare through technologies that comprise the framework of modern connected healthcare. Certificate courses emphasize provider and patient interaction and how to improve overall efficiency through relevant health informatics. Credits earned through this graduate certificate may apply toward a master's degree in Medical and Healthcare Information Technologies.
This certificate prepares students to:
- Discuss how technology affects diagnosis, treatment, training, patient records, and financial transactions.
- Compare and contrast emerging trends in medical and healthcare information technology.
- Discuss how technology can help improve patient care, reduce costs, and decrease the widening gap in access to quality healthcare.
- Identify different ways in which technology improves the efficiency and effectiveness of patient care.
Healthcare Leadership Outcomes
This program prepares students to:
- Manage and lead in a variety of healthcare settings
- Develop the ability to create solutions to address the current trends and challenges facing the healthcare industry.
- Identify and evaluate major healthcare reform efforts and proposals
- Compare and contrast technological solutions to current issues in healthcare systems
- Articulate responses to national and global healthcare challenges
- Identify ethical and legal considerations pertinent to the delivery of healthcare
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The Graduate Certificate in Certificate of Advanced Study in Medical and Healthcare Information Technologies requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses).Concentration Courses - 16 qtr. hrs (Choose 4)
Professional Concentration courses allow students to focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector in which they are working or wish to work, and master the skills needed to excel in that area.
Further Study - 8 qtr. hrs (Choose 2)
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Careers in Medical and Healthcare Information Technologies Certficate
Director of Healthcare IT, Project Manager, Medical Records Director, Technology Manager, Information Technology Specialist, Data Architect, Strategy Developer, Healthcare Practice or Systems Manager, Clinical/Technical Liaison.
Leading, planning, designing, training, advising, coordinating, strategizing, managing, advocacy, technical support.
Employment for medical records and health information technology professionals is expected to grow 21% through 2020, much faster than the average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Vast technological changes in the healthcare industry have led to an increased demand for technology specialists with healthcare backgrounds.
Careers In Healthcare Leadership
Where need meets desire.
According to Explore Health Careers, a perfect storm is brewing for aspiring healthcare professionals, administrators, and managers as the number of patients with age-related health needs increases along with the number of health professionals retiring from the field in conjunction with emerging technologies changing the way we live and die, healthcare is the field to be in. Driven by major policy changes in the healthcare insurance industry related to access, transparency and relevance, job opportunities in clinics and outpatient care sites will increase dramatically in both urban and rural areas. Opportunities for medical and health services specialists are projected to grow by 16% through 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, 25% of all new jobs created in the next several years will be related to the healthcare industry.
Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S.-rare and welcomed bright spot in the job market, according to a Monster.com report. Leadership roles are crucial in this period of change as healthcare policies and regulatory systems continue to evolve at the national level, as well as the cutting-edge technologies being made available to the public. Employment for medical records and health information technology professionals is expected to grow 20% within the next decade, much faster than the average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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