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The FSU School of Information Certificate in Health Information Technology prepares individuals for the burgeoning field of health information technology by educating students in the management of health information through the use of technology.

Accreditation

Accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Time or Location Requirements

Courses generally have a synchronous online class meeting time scheduled one night each week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from either 6pm - 8pm ET or 8pm - 10pm ET. Attendance in weekly synchronous class meetings is required and students can participate from anywhere they have a reliable internet connection with a headset/microphone connection.

Time to Completion

3 to 4 semesters

Core Courses

These courses may not be offered every semester.

  • LIS5255 IT and Older Adults (3)
    This course examines the information and technology needs, uses, and seeking of older adults, with attention to aging in society, successful longevity, lifelong learning, health information, information service provision and evaluation, technology and interface design, technology affordances, and information use environments of older adults.
  • LIS5418 Introduction to Health Informatics (3)
    This survey course evaluates medical informatics from a stakeholder perspective. Beginning with a brief overview of the US health care system, the focus then shifts to understanding to what extent health information needs are met using technology for users such as providers of health care services, clinician educators, consumers, and caregivers.
  • LIS5419 Consumer Health Informatics (3)
    This course explores how emerging technologies are being used to empower health consumers and improve their medical outcomes. Students examine different technology-based approaches for health promotion, disease prevention, and for supporting the treatment and management of chronic illnesses. They evaluate patients' information needs and behaviors to design more effective technology-based health education and behavior change interventions. They also discuss issues and concerns influencing adoption of these technologies at different levels. The course emphasizes an interdisciplinary, user-centered and theory-based approach using concepts drawn from communication, information studies, human-computer interaction, medicine, psychology, and public health.
  • LIS5631 Health Information Sources (3)
    This course is a practical introduction to a variety of printed and electronic sources used to locate information in medicine, consumer health, nursing, and allied health. Course material is intended for those interested in medical and consumer health information resources in medical, public or academic libraries where clients need health-related information.
  • LIS5788 Management of Health Information Technology (3)
    This is an introductory course in management of Health Information Technology (HIT) within a variety of organizational contexts. It is designed to develop a conceptual framework for intergrating fundamental HIT management concepts, policies, theories, and practices into an effective personal management process that relates to health related organizations.

Total Credit Hours

12

Prerequisites

Admission as a graduate degree-seeking or non-degree seeking student.

Program Requirements

Students must earn a B or higher in each of the four courses taken for credit.

Fees

The cost of this program is equal to tuition and fees for the Academic Year 2017-18 as stated on the Student Business Services website, plus a per credit hour distance learning fee (fees vary by course). Special market rates may be available. Contact the department for more specific fee information relative to student status and location.

Spring 2018 Course Offerings

  • LIS5419 Consumer Health Informatics (3)
    This course explores how emerging technologies are being used to empower health consumers and improve their medical outcomes. Students examine different technology-based approaches for health promotion, disease prevention, and for supporting the treatment and management of chronic illnesses. They evaluate patients' information needs and behaviors to design more effective technology-based health education and behavior change interventions. They also discuss issues and concerns influencing adoption of these technologies at different levels. The course emphasizes an interdisciplinary, user-centered and theory-based approach using concepts drawn from communication, information studies, human-computer interaction, medicine, psychology, and public health.

Fall 2017 Course Offerings

  • LIS5418 Introduction to Health Informatics (3)
    This survey course evaluates medical informatics from a stakeholder perspective. Beginning with a brief overview of the US health care system, the focus then shifts to understanding to what extent health information needs are met using technology for users such as providers of health care services, clinician educators, consumers, and caregivers.
  • LIS5788 Management of Health Information Technology (3)
    This is an introductory course in management of Health Information Technology (HIT) within a variety of organizational contexts. It is designed to develop a conceptual framework for intergrating fundamental HIT management concepts, policies, theories, and practices into an effective personal management process that relates to health related organizations.


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