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Health Informatics Specialist CCC

Health Informatics Specialist Overview (6531)

Type of Award

CCC - College Credit Certificate

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-health/default.aspx

Program Description

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 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, and employability skills.

General Admission Requirements to the College

  • Complete an Application for Admission, located at www.palmbeachstate.edu/admissions/Admissions-Applications
  • 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.

Completion Requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program with a grade of C or higher.

Program Length

Total program credits: 24

Location

This program is offered at the Loxahatchee Groves campus.

For More Information

Contact Colette Chiacchiero, Department Chair Health Information Programs, chiacchc@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 790-9049

Employment Opportunities

The Certified Associate in Health Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS) from the Health Information and Management Systems Society is quickly gaining value in the job market. The credential was developed to recognize highly skilled technology workers who can support the adoption and meaningful use of health information systems. The certification provides recognition and validation of health technology knowledge and skills. Job titles include: Information Systems Support Technician, Data Quality Specialist, Implementation Specialist, Electronic Health Record (EHR) Specialist, Health Resource Analyst, and Data Analyst.

Career Path Notes

Credits earned in this program will transfer directly into the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Health Information Technology.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

Required Courses (Credits: 24)

STA2023Statistics (AA)

3 Credits

CGS1100Microcomputer Applications (AA)

3 Credits

Or

HIM1610COffice Applications for Health Professions (AS)

3 Credits

HIM1215CHealth Care Statistics and Research Methods (AS)

3 Credits

HIM1000CIntroduction to Health Information Management (AS)

3 Credits

HIM1012CHealth Information Law, Ethics, and Compliance (AS)

3 Credits

HIM1210CHealth Information System (AS)

3 Credits

HIM2510CHealth Care Data Analysis (AS)

3 Credits

HIM2651CApplied Health Informatics (AS)

3 Credits

 

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 12)

STA2023Statistics (AA)

3 Credits

CGS1100Microcomputer Applications (AA)

3 Credits

Or

HIM1610COffice Applications for Health Professions (AS)

3 Credits

HIM1000CIntroduction to Health Information Management (AS)

3 Credits

Term Two - Spring (Year One) (Credits: 6)

HIM1012CHealth Information Law, Ethics, and Compliance (AS)

3 Credits

HIM1210CHealth Information System (AS)

3 Credits

HIM1215CHealth Care Statistics and Research Methods (AS)

3 Credits

Term Three - Summer (Year One) (Credits: 6)

HIM2510CHealth Care Data Analysis (AS)

3 Credits

HIM2651CApplied Health Informatics (AS)

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 24