Goals, Competencies & Areas
The Certificate in Health Informatics is designed to expose students to key concepts related to the use of data and technology in designing, evaluating and implementing healthcare policy and interventions in support of individual and population health.
- Develop, study and apply theories, methods and processes for the generation, storage, retrieval, use and sharing of medical and health data, information, and knowledge.
- Build on computing, communication and information sciences and technologies and their application in medicine and public health.
- Serve as a bridge between basic and clinical research and practice and the healthcare industry.
- Recognize that people are the ultimate users of health information and draw upon the social and behavioral sciences to inform the design and evaluation of technical solutions and the development of complex economic, ethical, social, educational, and organizational systems.
- Assess the needs and resources of individuals, organizations, and communities where individuals live and work--to ensure that information technology deployed to improve health will sustainably meet these needs.
- Design socio-technical interventions that employ forward looking and human-centered methods, are novel and creative, are usable, fit to context, and thereby carry high probability of successful deployment.
- Appropriately utilize theories of individual behavior, social science, health management, and organizational change in the design and implementation of socio-technical interventions.
- Implement and manage socio-technical innovations in ways that respect the prevailing culture, organizational context, and policies relating to health.
- Evaluate information technology interventions to ascertain their effects and improve them over time.