This is a Limited Access program.
Creating competent, ethical, and confident entry-level health care practitioners committed to professional development through life-long learning in a positive, non-discriminatory, and supportive learning environment.
The Healthcare Informatics Specialist program is part of the Health Information Technology (2277) (A.S.) degree program. Upon program completion, students will have the technical skills needed to enter the healthcare delivery market as an entry-level healthcare informatics specialist. All credits may be applied toward the Health Information Technology Associate in Science degree at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
Students enrolled in the Healthcare Informatics Specialist program learn the fundamentals of biomedical sciences, medical terminology, healthcare delivery systems, and basic principles of healthcare informatics; electronic health/medical record systems; data and workflow management concepts; and project management skills specific to healthcare informatics, ethical and legal concepts, health data content, and employability skills. The program is a combination of professional courses including lecture and laboratory education components.
A minimum grade of C or better must be achieved in all professional coursework.
Healthcare Informatics Specialists are focused on the implementation and maintenance of health information systems, such as the electronic health record. Health informatics systems require experts to provide support, planning, and testing of new systems. This technical certificate prepares students for employment as entry-level health informatics specialist or provides supplemental training for persons currently or previously employed in healthcare or information technology.
- Be currently enrolled or a former Florida State College at Jacksonville student.
- Complete the required prerequisite coursework with a grade of C or better:
- Maintain a 2.0 GPA.
- Complete the Healthcare Informatics Specialist application.
- Submit official high school transcript or general education scores.
- Submit a reflection essay.
- Submit verification of health-related work experience (if applicable) typed on employer letterhead including the dates of employment, specific health-related duties performed and the number of hours worked per week.
- Submit verification of volunteer service (if applicable) typed on the organization’s letterhead.
Applicants will be ranked on the quality points earned in the courses listed above. Students who verify work experience in health information technology will earn two points per year, up to a maximum of six points.
The application deadline is February 15 of each year with classes starting in the Summer term.
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