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Today, hospital administrators need people who can understand and lead in areas where health care and information technology connect. Capella University's online Graduate Certificate in Health Care Informatics and Information Technology prepares you for an in-demand specialty that will allow you to differentiate yourself quickly as a health care professional.

  • Develop your knowledge and skills in health care informatics, as well as in foundational systems like data storage and networking.
  • Gain a big-picture perspective on the ways data analysis can be used to make more informed and intelligent decisions.
  • Bridge the gap between health care and IT in your organization.

To learn more about this certificate program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study. We’ll also email you a free copy of A Guide to Nursing and Health Care Informatics.

Industry Certification and More

Earn your certificate and be eligible to take the CompTIA A+ certification, a certification that shows you are prepared to troubleshoot network and security issues across a variety of devices and operating systems. We'll give you the skills and knowledge you need to take the certification exam—and the voucher to take it for free.

Aligned to HIMSS and CPHIMS

Capella’s informatics curriculum is aligned to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) examination content—international standards of professional knowledge and competence in health care information and management systems.

HIMSS is a global, caused-based, nonprofit organization focused on bettering health through IT. Enrollment in this program provides you with free HIMSS membership—a benefit available to individuals in any of our informatics programs.

Real-World Learning Through Virtual Lab Environment

In this program, you’ll have access to Vila Health™, an immersive, simulated health system. This virtual lab—available only at Capella—allows you to practice real–world informatics situations and challenges first hand, including improving interoperability, clinical workflow, meaningful use initiatives, ICD–10, and population health.

Earn this certificate in as few as 9 months and make strides toward your MHA or master’s level IT degree.