Healthcare Informatics Specialist - Indian River State College
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Healthcare Informatics Specialist

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This program prepares students for employment in various healthcare settings as entry-level data analysts who are capable of acquiring, managing, analyzing and presenting data so that better clinical and business decisions can be made. This certificate is also a great supplement to HIM professionals and other health care personnel who want to increase their data management and analytic skills. The course content includes medical terminology, health care delivery systems, electronic health record systems, data management and analysis, ethical and legal concepts, health data content, statistics, and employability skills.

Once You Complete the Program

Graduates earning the Healthcare Informatics Specialist certificate may be eligible to take the AHIMA Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA) exam and seek employment with a hospital, outpatient surgery center, clinic, physician’s office or government agency. Some can even work from home.

Getting Started

Selection for the Healthcare Informatics Specialist program is on a first-come, first-served basis. Review the Healthcare Informatics Specialist Application Book and Program Expenses page before applying.

For more information, contact:
DeVonica Vaught, Program Director
dvaught@irsc.edu

Applying to the Healthcare Informatics Specialist Program

The application for the Fall 2022 program will be available after March 1, 2022.

Prior to beginning the application process:

  1. Read the Healthcare Informatics Specialist Application Booklet.
  2. Complete and submit the IRSC Health Science Application for the Healthcare Informatics Specialist program ($30 fee; keep a copy of your receipt.

Begin Application

Note: If at any time during the application process you have a change in personal information (name change, address, phone number or emails), submit the changes through MyPioneerPortal and to the Health Science Division at 772-462-7550.

Additional Program Information

HOSA

This is a national organization which supplements and complements the health occupations education curriculum. HOSA provides students in secondary, postsecondary and collegiate programs with opportunities to develop personal, leadership and career skills needed by healthcare providers. HOSA helps develop the total person, not just job-specific skills. The rapidly changing healthcare system needs workers who are technically skilled, people-oriented and capable of accepting leadership positions as a member of a team. Learn more.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways for Health Informatics Specialist

To view and print an Academic Plan/Guided Pathway, double-click on the program title.

For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.

Technical (College Credit) Certificates

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