Computer Information Systems: Health Informatics
Health care is an information-intensive industry. Maintaining accurate, up-to-date and accessible patient medical records that must also be kept confidential is essential for administering proper medical care.
Health Informatics is the combination of information technology and health care management, whose focus is to create, maintain, and manage large, complex, electronic information systems that can securely gather, store, transfer, and make accessible Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and Electronic Medical Records (EMRs).
Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Informatics will be able to work with large database systems, use key programming tools, communicate effectively and understand medical terminology and health information systems. They will be prepared for entry-level positions in the IT or technical department of a hospital or healthcare setting. Job titles can include: IT Help Desk, Health Information Technician, and Database Assistant.
Certificates and Degrees
In this program you can earn the following:
- Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Informatics
Students must be ready to enter WR 121 and MTH 95 and be computer literate (completion of CIS 120 and CIS 121 or equivalent knowledge) before beginning this program.
The program is located on the Sylvania campus, although many of the courses can be completed online. The student is expected to work with a CIS Student Resource Specialist or CIS Faculty Advisor in planning term by term schedules leading toward fulfillment of all program requirements.
- Apply for admission to PCC. Identify yourself as a Degree or Certificate seeking student and specify the CIS program when you fill out the application.
- Take the College Placement Tests. (See the Program Requirements listed in the catalog.)
- Meet with a CIS Department advisor in order to determine which classes are most appropriate to take and the sequence in which to take them.