What is Health Care Informatics?
Health Care Informatics (HCI), offered online, is a discipline that integrates information science and computer science into the health care professions, gaining the ability to combine resources, devices and methods required for the acquisition, storage, retrieval and use of collected information and data in health sciences and biomedicine. HCI provides a tremendous advantage to health care practitioners through the combination of health care concepts and information technology management that is an integral part of the health care industry.
The HCI certificates increase practitioner knowledge and skills that are required to aid in the reduction of health care costs, expanding access to quality care and improving the quality of services.
Health Care Informatics is a selective admission program. Enrollment in HCI program courses requires a minimum of an associate degree in health care or a related field, or by program coordinator/instructor consent.
What are my career choices?
Health Care Informatics is an expanding field that is rapidly becoming an excellent career option for many health care professionals. Health Care Informaticists work in a variety of environments including hospitals, clinics, physician offices, public health agencies, technological firms/vendors, research facilities and insurance. The typical salary in the health care informatics field ranges from $35,000 to $50,000.
|Health Information Technology Career||Median Annual Salary
ⓘ Based on research conducted by KCEWS in 2016 for the state of Kentucky
|Release of Information Data Specialist||$29,522|
|Health Information Technology||$34,842|
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
- Health Care Informatics Certificate (HCI) (12 credit)
- Health Care Informatics with Project Management Certificate (HCI-PM) (16 credit hours)
In addition to MCC s general admission requirements, the HCI certificate program requires a minimum of an associate degree, or instructor consent, prior to enrollment.
Transfer OptionsStudents who wish to continue their education beyond the HCI certificate(s) should consult the college / university of their choice to determine transfer options.
MCC s online coursework is delivered through Blackboard. Our knowledgeable Help Desk is available to answer your questions about your online class. Contact the KCTCS Online Technical Help Desk at any time 24/7. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Mike Wilkerson (email@example.com) for assistance.
Length of Program
Most students may complete the HCI Certificate in two semesters and the HCI-PM Certificate in three, provided students enroll in the recommended number of credit hours per semester, in the suggested order of completion.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.
Madisonville Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.
You will be eligible for graduation when you have completed your program with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. In addition, you must have a minimum of 24 hours taken in residence within KCTCS and 25% of the approved coursework must come from Madisonville Community College.
Job Placement Assistance
The Office of Career Services offers students, alumni, and members of the community free assistance in locating regional and local employment opportunities. We are available to assist employers by referring qualified candidates for full-time, part-time, temporary, and cooperative education positions. For more information, contact Chris Woodall (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tuition & Fees
Students enrolled in Madisonville Community College online courses are assessed in-state tuition & fees, regardless of their location.