Certificates in Health Informatics

Northeastern’s graduate certificate programs provide high-quality, specialized training in health informatics and the ability to acquire and apply your knowledge quickly. In eight months, you can prepare for a key role in areas of the field offering ample career opportunities.

Three certificate programs enable you to choose the one that addresses your specific goals:

  • Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics Management and Exchange
  • Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics Privacy and Security
  • Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics Software Engineering

Courses in the certificate program also apply toward master’s degree requirements. This gives you the flexibility to complete a certificate and be well on your way to earning a degree if you later decide to continue your education.

Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics Management and Exchange

8-month program
5 courses, 15 credits

The certificate program in health informatics and exchange gives you the knowledge needed to support the collection, management, retrieval, and exchange of electronic health data. It prepares you for a position as a specialist in data management, interoperability standards, and health database design.

Sample Course Schedule

Fall: 3 courses
Spring: 2 courses

Required Courses:

HINF 5101 Introduction to Health Informatics and Health Information Systems

HINF 6205 Creation and Application of Medical Knowledge

HINF 6220 Database Design, Access, Modeling, and Security in Health Care

HINF 5102 Data Management in Health Care

HINF 6355 Key Standards in Health Informatics Systems

Graduate Certificate Program in Health Informatics Privacy and Security

8-month program
5 courses, 15 credits

The certificate program in health informatics privacy and security combines knowledge of health informatics with a strong foundation in important information security issues.

Northeastern’s status as a National Security Agency Center of Excellence for Information Security Education and Research ensures the program is both relevant and of high academic quality.

Sample Course Schedule

Fall: 3 courses
Spring: 2 courses

Required Courses:

HINF 5101 Introduction to Health Informatics and Health Information Systems

HINF 5102 Data Management in Health Care

IA 5130 Computer System Security

IA 5150 Network Security Practices

IA 5200 Security Risk Management and Assessment

Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics Software Engineering

8-month program
5 courses, 15 credits

This certificate program gives software engineers the background in health informatics as well as interchange and interoperability standards needed to better understand the context in which they work and perform effectively in a health-related organization. Program design is flexible to allow completion on a rapid schedule or a slower pace that is more compatible with full time workers.

Sample Course Schedule

Fall: 3 courses
Spring: 2 courses

Required Courses:

HINF 5101 Introduction to Health Informatics and Health Information Systems

HINF 6205 Creation and Application of Medical Knowledge

HINF 5102 Data Management in Health Care

HINF 6355 Key Standards in Health Informatics Systems

HINF 6345 Design for Usability in Health Care