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We offer four Health Informatics certificate programs:

All students enrolled in these certificate programs are required to complete 10 credits (three 3-credit courses and one 1-credit independent study). 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 can pursue one of the four certificate programs at the same time. These students are required to fill out a certificate program declaration form to officially enrolled in the selected certificate program.

Graduate students with good standing in a SHRS program can join in one of these four certificate programs as well by filling out the certificate program declaration form and obtaining approval from one Health Information Management faculty.

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 they finish 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 (10 credits)

  • HI 2250 - Foundations of Health Informatics (3 credits)
  • HI 2454  - Data Science in Health Informatics (3 credits)
  • HI 2453 - Data Analytics and Machine Learning in Health Science (3 credits)
  • HI 2999 - Independent Study (1 credit)

Certificate in Health Information Cybersecurity (10 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 2999 - Independent Study (1 credit)

Certificate in Leadership in Health Informatics (10 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 2999 - Independent Study (1 credit)

Certificate in Revenue Cycle Management (10 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 2999 - Independent Study (1 credit)

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.