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We offer four Health Informatics certificate programs:

All students enrolled in these certificate programs are required to complete 12 credits (four 3-credit courses). A certificate program can be finished in two terms. There are online and on-campus versions of these certificates. The curriculum and course contents are identical in these two versions. 

Students in the MS in Health Informatics program may earn one of the four certificates while completing the HI program by taking courses listed in the certificate program. If all courses in the requested certificate are covered by the track, the student needs to take at least two additional courses to fulfill the requirement of the requested certificate. These students are required to fill out a certificate program declaration form to officially enroll in the certificate program of their choice.

Graduate students with good standing in an SHRS program may also enroll in one of these four certificate programs by filling out the certificate program declaration form and obtaining approval from a Health Information Management faculty member.

Other prospective students, including students in undergraduate and other graduate programs at Pitt, need to go through the typical application procedure. If accepted, they can join the certificate program after completing their current program. Here's how to apply.

The required courses for each of the four certificate programs are listed below.

Certificate in Health Data Analytics Curriculum (12 credits)

  • HI-2020 - Practical Statistics and Programming Using Python & R (3 credits)
  • HI-2451 - Database Design and Big Data Analytics (3 credits)
  • HI-2454 - Data Science in Health Informatics (3 credits)
  • HI-2453 - Data Analytics and Machine Learning in Health Science (3 credits)

Certificate in Health Information Cybersecurity (12 credits)

  • HI-2450 - Security, Privacy, Legal & Ethical Issues in Health IT (3 credits)
  • HI-2210 - Health Information and the Health Care System (3 credits)
  • HI-2452 - Digital Health (3 credits)
  • HI-2020 - Practical Statistics and Programming Using Python & R (3 credits) or
  • HI-2650 - Practical Research and Evaluation Methods (3 credits)

Certificate in Leadership in Health Informatics (12 credits)

  • HI-2210 - Health Information and the Health Care System (3 credits)
  • HI-2632 - Leadership and Project Management (3 credits)
  • HI-2231 - Talent Management and Human Resources (3 credits)
  • HI-2230 - Financial Management and Health Care Reimbursement (3 credits)

Certificate in Revenue Cycle Management (12 credits)

  • HI-2210 - Health Information and the Health Care System (3 credits)
  • HI-2410 - Health Vocabulary, Terminology & Classification Systems (3 credits)
  • HI-2230 - Financial Management and Health Care Reimbursement (3 credits)
  • HI-2452 - Digital Health (3 credits)

Many HI courses are only offered once per academic year. In this case, if a student fails to successfully complete a course, the student must retake the course the next academic year. This may prevent the student from registering for the advanced-level courses and delay the date of graduation.