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Health Care Informatics Graduate Certificate

School of Nursing & Health Sciences

Create Health Informatics Solutions

Learn to provide–and put into practice–helpful and efficient health informatics solutions. Capella’s online Graduate Certificate in Health Care Informatics can teach you how to lead and manage quality health care delivery using technology and expand your understanding of the inner workings that make up health informatics. You’ll learn the skills and knowledge you need to help your organization improve the overall quality of health care.

At a Glance

  • Online
  • 4 Core Courses

Classes Start April 8th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future.

$50 Application Fee (waived w/promo WINTER)

What You’ll Learn

Be an Informatics Leader

Learn to manage and lead the delivery of quality health care using the latest informatics technology.

Understand Systems

Use an evidence-based approach to understand how health information systems influence strategic planning and daily operations.

Design & Implement Solutions

Learn to create helpful and efficient health informatics solutions, and then put them into practice.

Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Professionally Relevant

Our curriculum is credible and relevant, designed around the National Center for Health Care Leadership Competency Model™ (NCHL).

Designed Around HIMSS

Our curriculum aligns to Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) industry standards.

Immersive Learning

Practice collaboration, problem-solving, and decision-making skills in Capella’s virtual simulation tool, Vila Health™.

Credit Toward Your Next Degree

Earn credits from the health care informatics certificate that can be applied to our MHA to potentially save time and money.

Cost & Learning Format

Online education isn’t one-size-fits-all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1-3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$8,416 estimated tuition*
$526 per credit, 16 total quarter credits, 0 max transfer credits

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing, and it does not include fees (including application and resource kit fees).  Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think. 

Employer & Association Discounts

Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer tuition discounts. An enrollment counselor can tell you more.

Reduce Your Tuition with $1K

Enroll in your certificate, apply for the scholarship, meet eligibility requirements, and receive up to $1K.

Employer Reimbursements

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to employees. Ask your manager or HR department about options.

Accredited & Recognized

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Sample Courses

The health care informatics graduate certificate curriculum uses an evidence-based approach, teaching you to address how health information systems influence strategic planning, decision-making, and daily operations.

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MHA5062
Health Care Delivery: New Environments in Health Informatics

Learners in this course investigate the changing technological environment facing today’s hospital leaders. Throughout the course, learners explore the many health information systems and applications now used by health care organizations, as well as examine the myriad rules, regulations, and government influences paramount to health informatics.

4 quarter credits
MHA5064 *
Health Care Information Systems Analysis and Design for Administrators

In this course, learners examine the many aspects of health care information systems, including project management, data, and database concepts as components of systems analysis and design. Learners evaluate, analyze, and classify various systems in order to gain a better understanding of their inner workings. Learners also research and apply current trends in health care informatics. Prerequisite(s): MHA5062.

4 quarter credits
MHA5066 *
Cornerstones of Health Informatics for Organizational Operations

In this course, learners examine cornerstones of health informatics, including security, confidentiality, and the maximization of organizational operational efficiency, for health care administrators. Learners investigate topics such as workflow, implementation, go-live support, and information management. Prerequisite(s): MHA5062.

4 quarter credits
MHA5068 *
Leadership, Management, and Meaningful Use of Health Care Technology

In this course, learners analyze leadership and management principles used in health informatics. Learners examine the alignment of information technology with clinical operations, as well as the meaningful use of health care technology in effective organizational communications. In addition, learners identify and articulate ethical and legal policies and procedures for end users. Prerequisite(s): MHA5062.

4 quarter credits

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These experts will set you up for success. They’ll help you find the right degree and program, and answer all your questions about Capella.

Financial Aid Counselors

Our team knows how to run the numbers and help find ways to save on costs.

Advisors

Advisors know the details of your program. Got questions about courses? Instructors? Resources? Advisors have answers.

Faculty

Our courses are taught by distinguished faculty members who hold top credentials and have hands-on expertise in their fields. They know what you need to know today.

Relevant Blog Posts

Which Health Care Career Path Is Best for Me?

A visual guide to career options in health administration, policy and advocacy, public health, and nursing.

The Spectrum of Informatics in Health Care

A look at the differences in nursing, health care, and IT informatics roles.

The Difference Between Health Care and Nursing Informatics

A quick guide to how health care and nursing informatics are related, how they're different, and potential career paths.

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