Health Informatics

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Graduate Degree Programs Available: 

• Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics
• Health Informatics courses can be leveraged towards the MBA degree

Program Description

The certificate program in health information technology is a five-course program that trains healthcare, information systems and health administration majors and professionals in the area of health informatics. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare will produce more new IT jobs through 2020 than any other industry, with a projected increase of twenty-one percent.

Program Requirements

The Health Informatics Certification requirements consist of 15 credit hours that can be applied towards the 36 credit hour Master of Business Administration degree. For MBA degree requirements, see nmu.edu/MBA. Most classes are offered either online or in a hybrid format, and all sessions are held during the evening.  

 

Total Credits Required for Certificate 15
     HI 501 Health Information Technology and Management  3
     HI 502 Electronic Health Records 3
     HI 503 Data Management in Healthcare 3
     HI 580 Seminar in Health Information Technology 3
     HI 581 Clinical Practicum in Health Information Technology 3

 

Meet the Program Director 

Dr. Madison Ngafeeson

healthIT@nmu.edu

Dr. Madison Ngafeeson has both teaching and extensive research experience in the area of health information management as well as in information systems. He also has experience with working in the health care industry and in developing industry partnerships, which is critical to the success of this type of program. Dr. Ngafeeson is a passionate teacher and researcher. His research has been featured at national and international conferences including the Decision Sciences Institute and the European Conference on Information Systems, as well as reputable outlets such as the International Journal of Electronic Healthcare, International Journal of Electronic Government Research, International Journal of Electronic Finance and the Encyclopedia of Information Sciences and Technology.