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Program Description
 

Healthcare Informatics Specialist professionals are a new and emerging profession created under the HiTech Act of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. This professional is in high demand at physician offices and a variety of health care settings. They are experts in computerization of health data and implementation of electronic health record systems. Healthcare Informatics Specialists are an important liaison between healthcare providers and data reporting. Healthcare Informatics Specialist professionals are super users of electronic health record systems who interpret, process, collect, research, report data, and advise physicians in selecting electronic health record system software.

The Healthcare Informatics Specialist program on the Medical Campus is a college credit certificate program that is a two to three semester course of study requiring 18 credits. The program begins every major semester.  It is recommended that students interested in this program complete the general education courses of SPC 1017, HIM 2472, and CGS 1060C prior to applying and enrolling in the program to reduce the course workload each semester. Completion of these courses does not guarantee admission to the program. Since knowledge of computer and current software in health care is required for Healthcare Informatics Specialist professionals, management of computerized health information is emphasized in the curriculum.

The Healthcare Informatics Specialist Program provides learning experiences that enable the student to acquire and simulate the necessary technical competencies to function effectively as a supportive health care provider in the healthcare informatics profession. In keeping with its mission and goals, and in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Medical Campus promotes an environment of respect and support for persons with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations. Please see the Physical Demands listed for this program.

To facilitate the clinical portion of the program, students are assigned to clinical facilities within South Florida. Students are responsible for their own transportation to the campus and to various agencies in the community to which they are assigned for clinical experiences. Students participating in the clinical portion of the program are required to complete the Miami Dade College Student Health Record and criminal background check.

Successful completion of a level two background check process or completion of a MDC health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate’s eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted for any crime are strongly urged to inquire directly to the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.


Program Location
This program is offered only at the Medical Campus located at 950 NW 20 Street, Miami, Fl 33127 and clinical sites throughout South Florida.

Important Phone Numbers

Healthcare Informatics Specialist Program 305-237-4156

New Student Center

305-237-4141

Advisement Services

305-237-4238

Financial Aid

305-237-4160

Student Life

305-237-4213

Testing Services

305-237-4275

 

All Medical Campus students must complete the FDLE Waiver and Statement form.This form is to authorize dissemination to Miami Dade College - Medical Campus of any national criminal history record that may pertain to you.

In addition, all program students must complete a "background check" through the identified MDC agent https://ibrinc.com/mdc/select and cleared by the 1st day of class. Depending on your program of study an additional background check may be required. In addition, prior to entry into a clinical site, some clinical sites will require more frequent background checks and clearance.

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate's eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted of any felony crime during the last 15 years are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

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