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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 January 7th

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.

Admission Requirements »  | $50 Application Fee

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. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more. 

Scholarships for New Students

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid.

Employer Reimbursements

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to employees, even if there’s no formal program. Check with your manager or HR dept.

Accredited & Respected

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.

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
MHA5062 Health Care Delivery: New Environments in Health Informatics
MHA5064 Health Care Information Systems Analysis and Design for Administrators
MHA5066 Cornerstones of Health Informatics for Organizational Operations
MHA5068 Leadership, Management, and Meaningful Use of Health Care Technology

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 folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  

Financial Aid Counselors

First they listen. Then they act—for you. Running the numbers, exploring ways to save, and making the financing of your education simpler.


Want to learn more about courses, instructors, or resources? Ask our advisors—they know all about the details of your program.


Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now.

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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Ready for the Next Step?

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