The graduate certificate in applied health informatics prepares graduates to integrate health, social-behavioral and informatics knowledge to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities.
Our program prepares graduates for entry- and mid-level positions in hospitals or clinics, electronic health record (EHR) companies, public health organizations and other organizations specializing in knowledge management.
Our graduates also have skills required to enter the growing field of health information exchange, which includes regional health information organizations and the emerging specialization in personal health records.
KU’s Health Informatics graduate certificate program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
Students in our program come from varied backgrounds and contribute a wide range of experiences. Although previous health care experience is preferred, it is not required. Just as students bring a breadth of experiences to the program so, too, do our faculty.
Designed and delivered by faculty from across the disciplines of informatics, nursing, health policy and management, public health and project management, curriculum in our certificate program offers an interprofessional advantage. Students acquire diverse skills in health informatics, as well as impact evaluation, project management and organizational change.
From Certificate to Master's Degree
After earning your health informatics certificate, you can choose to enter KU's master's degree in health informatics program. All certificate courses will count toward master's degree requirements.
The graduate certificate is comprised of 17 total credit hours. To learn more about coursework, please visit the curriculum page. All courses can be completed online, except for practicum, which is completed at a location near the student.
The Health Informatics certificate program at University of Kansas Medical Center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The certificate program accreditation has been affirmed through 2030. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at email@example.com.