2023-2024 Course Catalog

Healthcare Informatics Certificate

12 credits

Healthcare Informatics Certificate: As of October 1, 2022, the Healthcare Informatics Certificate program is no longer accepting applications. All currently enrolled students will progress through the program to completion. Students interested in this program should explore our online Master of Business Administration with Healthcare Management track.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed free online application
  • A bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Official transcripts showing highest degree obtained

Admission materials may be submitted to:

Chatham University
Berry Hall
Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Fax: (412) 365-1609

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the program, the student will be able to:

  • Strengthen communication and collaboration skills when integrating technology into a health related setting
  • Improve the healthcare delivery processes involving technology through workflow analysis and change management
  • Apply data management and analytic skills in decisions-making
  • Integrate project management concepts when changing current processes



HCI504 Project Management

Explores project management from a strategic perspective, focusing on the development of leadership skills and evidence-based decision making. Explores management techniques of various business projects including project estimation, fiscal management, continuous quality improvement, and diverse project management tools.Specifically delves into use of information technology to improve healthcare outcomes.

HCI631 Integrating Technology into a Healthcare Environment

This course will introduce students to key factors to be considered when integrating new technology within a healthcare environment. Understanding how to successfully create change, define current process, design future processes and complete a gap analysis using the four stages of a systems life cycle to successfully integrate or change technology.

HCI651 Database Management for Evidence-Based Decision Making

This course will assist the student in understanding the various database systems used within a healthcare setting. Key to this course is understanding how healthcare professionals can collect and extract data from database systems to assess the organizations performance and impact on patient outcomes.


+Must take one course as elective:

HCI502 Healthcare Delivery Systems

In this course, students will be engaged in dynamic content to gain an understanding of the role of information systems within healthcare delivery. The course provides an introduction to the use of information technology, information systems, data, and informatics in regards to health care delivery system entities and functions.

HCI503 Informatics Foundation and Health Care Technology

This course will assist students to develop a strong foundation of knowledge in understanding the impact technology and informatics has in the delivery of care across various settings. Student will be introduced to current and emerging technologies while exploring the impact on patient outcomes and staff satisfaction.

HCI506 Health Policy and Informatics

This course will explore health care policy and how it relates to informatics. Students will describe the history and development of health care policy while comparing U.S. health care policies to other countries. Legal, privacy, storage, and security issues will be discussed regarding healthcare and genomic data.

HCI583 Virtual Engagement to Improve Health

This course introduces students to a virtual world where technology is driving change, impacting the way healthcare is delivered and managed through the use of the Internet, social media and mobile technologies. Students will engage in virtual activities that transform the traditional roles of interprofessional healthcare providers.

HCI584 Telehealth I

This is a foundational course that introduces students to telehealth services. Core concepts to be explored include telecommunications, technology infrastructure, and basic business requirements of implementing a telehealth service. Students will be introduced to designing telehealth encounters that promote health and wellness for both clinicians and consumers.

HCI586 Cybersecurity

Students will explore the cybersecurity needs within a health-related organization’s IT infrastructure. Core concepts to be reviewed include cyber frameworks (exploitation, defense, threats etc.), cryptography, malware, and hacking. Students will gain a foundational awareness of the technical and managerial competencies needed to protect and secure database systems and information infrastructures.