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Health Information Systems Architecture


Health Information Systems Architecture
This certificate program transforms applicants with IT and computer science backgrounds into health information system architects for health information systems design and development. Participants gain both theoretical and practical background in health information system design. Practical experience may come from projects with OpenMRS or commercial health information systems available through Regenstrief Institute and the School of Informatics and Computing.

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will possess the following:

  • A basic understanding of health informatics and health information systems
  • Practical experience in developing software tools for health information systems
  • Excellent knowledge of technical issues associated with health information system development, such as security, client-server application development, health information reporting and data analysis

Qualified applicants are expected to have an undergraduate or graduate degree in Computer Science or in a closely-related field, with a strong programming and database skill set.

This 18 credit hour program includes five courses and mentored practicum to be completed within one year.

Core Curriculum Mentored Practicum

The mentored practicum allows trainees the opportunity to work on real-world health information systems.