Healthcare Informatics

Healthcare Informatics- AAS

The healthcare industry is made up of so much more than just who you see on the front lines. In this modern, perpetually wired world, healthcare systems are largely powered by individuals who handle the management, analysis and reporting of data and information from hospitals, medical offices, health insurance plans, government healthcare providers and medical research. The end goal? Using that data to improve the patient care experience.

In Trocaire’s AAS Healthcare Informatics program, students are trained and educated on how to transform healthcare data into useful information that will help improve patient care and enhance fiscal and system efficiencies. Employed in positions like Healthcare Informatics Data Analysts, Research Assistants and Systems Analysts, our Healthcare Informatics graduates will work at creating or implementing databases and other technology systems, recommending informatics solutions, and effectively collecting, storing, and accessing medical data for operational assessment.

Healthcare Informatics Gainful Employment Information

PROGRAM STATISTICS

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The nationwide demand for health data analysts will increase by 20 percent through 2018.

The rise of Electronic Health Records (EHR) increases the demand for technicians to manage the data.

 

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements:

  • High school diploma with a minimum overall average of 80% or a GED with a score of 2625.
  • High school courses in biology and algebra. Those lacking one or more of the high school courses must take a college equivalent course and receive a grade of at least 2.0. These courses must be taken prior to the start of the first semester or within the first semester of study.
  • A 2.0 GPA is required for transfer credit.
  • All incoming students will be required to purchase and bring to class a laptop computer running the most current version of Windows software or its equivalent. As computer specifications change rapidly, the exact specifications for the laptop computer will be provided to students at the time of their admission into the program.

Minimum Degree Requirements:

  • A total of 71/73 academic credits, 12 of which are in the academic major with 32 credits in liberal arts. Up to 15 credits can be transferred into the program for the academic core courses and 15 credits for liberal arts. Candidates who hold a baccalaureate degree have no limit on the number of liberal arts course credits for transfer based on individual transcript review.
  • Candidates who have work experience in the fields of computer science, engineering, business, or healthcare may qualify for course credit.
  • A student may earn up to 15 credits through college-level examination programs CLEP, Excelsior Exams and DSST exams. A student cannot duplicate earned credit though an exam. In sequential courses, a student who has taken a higher-level course cannot earn credit by taking an exam for a lower-level course.

  • Information Technology I
    3
  • Introduction to Computer Networking
    4 /7
  • English Composition
    3
  • College Seminar*
    1
    OR
    College Success*
    3
  • Healthcare Systems and Operations
    3
  • Introduction to Healthcare Informatics
    3

Semester 1

17 /19

  • Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology
    3
  • Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory
    1
  • Business Communications I
    3
  • Advanced Composition
    3
  • Legal, Regulatory and Ethical Issues in Healthcare
    3
  • Health Information Systems
    3
  • Logical Reasoning and Decision Making
    3

Semester 2

19

  • Introduction to Management
    3
  • Health Statistics
    3
  • Quality Assurance and Improvement
    2
  • Statistical Methods
    3
  • Medical Terminology
    3
  • Insurance & Reimbursement Processing
    2
  • General Psychology
    3

Semester 3

19

  • Project Management I
    3
  • Principles of Microeconomics
    3
  • Healthcare Informatics Data Standards
    3
  • Ethics in Health Care
    3
  • Humanities Elective
    3
  • Social Science Elective
    3

Semester 4

18

Healthcare Informatics- BS

The healthcare industry is made up of so much more than just who you see on the front lines. In this modern, perpetually wired world, healthcare systems are largely powered by individuals who handle the management, analysis and reporting of data and information from hospitals, medical offices, health insurance plans, government healthcare providers and medical research. The end goal? Using that data to improve the patient care experience.

In addition to learning how to analyze, synthesize, and report on healthcare data and information, students in Trocaire’s Healthcare Informatics BS program will develop industry-specific management and technical skills leading to positions like Decision Support Managers, Project Managers, Project Designers, and/or Research Managers.

Healthcare Informatics Gainful Employment Information

PROGRAM STATISTICS

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The nationwide demand for health data analysts will increase by 20 percent through 2018.

The rise of Electronic Health Records (EHR) increases the demand for technicians to manage the data.

 

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements:

  • High school diploma with a minimum overall average of 80% or a GED with a score of 2625.
  • High school courses in biology and algebra. Those lacking one or more of the high school courses must take a college equivalent course and receive a grade of 2.0. These courses must be taken prior to the start of the first semester or within the first semester of study.
  • A 2.0 GPA is required for transfer credit.
  • All incoming students will be required to purchase and bring to class a laptop computer running the most current version of Windows software or its equivalent. As computer specifications change rapidly, the exact specifications for the laptop computer will be provided to students at the time of their admission into the program.

Minimum Degree Requirements:

  • A total of 131/133 academic credits, 30 of which are in the academic major with 71 credits in liberal arts. Up to 30 credits can be transferred into the program for the academic core courses and 30 credits for liberal arts. Candidates who hold a baccalaureate degree have no limit on the number of liberal arts course credits for transfer based on individual transcript review.
  • Candidates who have work experience in the fields of computer science, engineering, business, or healthcare may qualify for course credit.
  • A student may earn up to 30 credits through college-level examination programs CLEP, Excelsior Exams and DSST exams. A student cannot duplicate earned credit though an exam.  In sequential courses, a student who has taken a higher-level course cannot earn credit by taking an exam for a lower-level course.

  • Information Technology I
    3
  • Introduction to Computer Networking
    4 /7
  • English Composition
    3
  • College Seminar*
    1
    OR
    College Success*
    3
  • Healthcare Systems and Operations
    3
  • Introduction to Healthcare Informatics
    3

Semester 1

17 /19

  • Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology
    3
  • Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory
    1
  • Business Communications I
    3
  • Advanced Composition
    3
  • Legal, Regulatory and Ethical Issues in Healthcare
    3
  • Health Information Systems
    3
  • Logical Reasoning and Decision Making
    3

Semester 2

19

  • Introduction to Management
    3
  • Health Statistics
    3
  • Statistical Methods
    3
  • Medical Terminology
    3
  • Insurance & Reimbursement Processing
    2
  • General Psychology
    3

Semester 3

17

  • Principles of Microeconomics
    3
  • Healthcare Informatics Data Standards
    3
  • Quality Assurance and Improvement
    2
  • Ethics in Health Care
    3
  • Humanities Elective
    3

Semester 4

14

  • Public Relations Writing
    3
  • Business Systems Analysis and Design in Healthcare
    3
  • Healthcare Administration and Management
    3
  • Social Science Elective
    3

Semester 5

12

  • Healthcare Leadership and Change Management
    3
  • Clinical Decision Support Systems
    3
  • Research Methods: Techniques and Designs
    3
  • Humanities Elective
    3
  • Social Science Elective
    3

Semester 6

15

  • Database Healthcare Management Systems
    3
  • Quantitative Research Methods
    3
  • Humanities Elective
    3
  • Social Science Elective
    3
  • Social Science Elective
    3

Semester 7

15

  • Healthcare Informatics Practicum
    3
  • Topics in Bioethics
    3
  • Humanities Elective
    3
  • Humanities Elective
    3
  • Social Science Elective
    3

Semester 8

15

Healthcare Informatics- Certificate

The healthcare industry is made up of so much more than just who you see on the front lines. In this modern, perpetually wired world, healthcare systems are largely powered by individuals who handle the management, analysis and reporting of data and information from hospitals, medical offices, health insurance plans, government healthcare providers and medical research. The end goal? Using that data to improve the patient care experience.

Trocaire’s Healthcare Informatics Certificate program is designed for those who have already earned a bachelor’s degree in healthcare, engineering, business or computer science. Depending on the baccalaureate previously obtained, upon graduation from the certificate program students may enter professional fields in Nursing Informatics, Healthcare Informatics, Medical Informatics or Bioinformatics.  Graduates will be prepared to sit for exams as a Certified Healthcare Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems.

PROGRAM STATISTICS

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The nationwide demand for health data analysts will increase by 20 percent through 2018.

The rise of Electronic Health Records (EHR) increases the demand for technicians to manage the data.

 

Program Requirements

Admissions Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, typically in the fields of healthcare, business, engineering or computer science
  • High school or college-level biology and algebra.
  • A 2.0 GPA is required for transfer credit.
  • All incoming students will be required to purchase and bring to class a laptop computer running the most current version of Windows software or its equivalent. As computer specifications change rapidly, the exact specifications for the laptop computer will be provided to students at the time of their admission into the program.

Minimum Degree Requirements:

  • The Healthcare Informatics certificate program requires a total of 36 credits. A total of 15 credits (no more than 50%) can be transferred into the program through college study or work experience in the fields of computer science, engineering, business or healthcare.  These credits may be earned through the college-level examination programs CLEP, Excelsior Exams and DSST exams.  A student cannot duplicate earned credit through an exam.  In sequential courses, a student who has taken a higher-level course cannot earn credit by taking an exam for a lower-level course.

  • Project Management I
    3
  • Healthcare Systems and Operations
    3
  • Introduction to Healthcare Informatics
    3
  • Legal, Regulatory and Ethical Issues in Healthcare
    3
  • Healthcare Informatics Data Standards
    3
  • Quality Assurance and Improvement
    2

Semester 1

17

  • Business Systems Analysis and Design in Healthcare
    3
  • Healthcare Administration and Management
    3
  • Clinical Decision Support Systems
    3
  • Database Healthcare Management Systems
    3
  • Healthcare Informatics Practicum
    3
  • Quantitative Research Methods
    3

Semester 2

18