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 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. Stacy Boyer-Davis

Dr. Stacy Boyer-Davis is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Northern Michigan University. She also serves as the College of Business Assistant Department Head for Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Cyber Defense, Finance, and Risk Management programs. In addition, Stacy is the Global Campus Extended Learning and Community Engagement (ELCE) scholar (2019-2021). Stacy received her Ph.D. in Business from Capella University. She earned three Masters' degrees from Keller Graduate School of Management: Human Resources, Business Administration, and Accounting and Financial Management, and a BS degree in Accounting from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She has over twenty years of accounting and leadership experience serving governmental, for-profit, and not-for-profit organizations. Stacy has published articles in journals such as the Journal of Accounting and Finance, the Journal of Business and Educational Leadership, and the Journal of Business and Accounting. Her research interests include the implications of the human-technology interface in the accounting field, high-impact teaching practices (HITP) in accounting programs, and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) as it relates to synchronous and asynchronous course design and delivery. Stacy has received several teaching awards including the College of Business Outstanding Graduate Teacher (2019), Global Campus Excellence in Online Teaching (2018), and the College of Business Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher (2018). In her spare time, Dr. "Stacy" enjoys hiking, reading, listening to music, watching documentaries  and spending time with her husband (Jim), daughter (Autumn), and two cats (Valentina and Louise).

Dr. Madison Ngafeeson

Dr. Madison Ngafeeson (on sabbatical for 2020-2021 academic year). PLEASE DIRECT ALL INQUIRIES TO DR. STACY BOYER-DAVIS, PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR.

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.