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Advanced Professional Certificate in Nursing Informatics and Advanced Professional Certificate in Digital Health Informatics

Nursing Informatics is a combination of cognitive science, computer science, information science, and nursing science. It includes the development, analysis, and evaluation of information systems augmented by technologies that support, enhance and manage patient care. Nursing Informatics is an intersection between patient care and patient health information. It is focused on patient care, specifically by optimizing the technology used by nurses.

Health Informatics (also known as Healthcare Informatics) is a combination of computer science, information science and health science designed to assist in the management and processing of data, information and knowledge to support healthcare and healthcare delivery. Health informatics work provides electronic access to medical records for patients, doctors, nurses, hospital administrators, insurance companies, and health information technicians.

Learning Outcomes

Participants who have successfully completed and awarded an Advanced Professional Certificate in Nursing Informatics would be proficient in:
• Designing, creating, testing, and putting into place new or modified information solutions, like electronic medical records and communication tools.
• Consulting with nurses and information technologists on how to set up healthcare software and hardware, such as monitoring devices.
• Analysing information systems data to improve nursing services and reduce errors.
• Acting as a translator between nurses, system engineers, analysts, or designers.
• Creating strategies and policies to introduce, evaluate, or modify healthcare technology.
• Developing ways to better ensure patient data security and privacy.

Participants who have successfully completed and awarded an Advanced Professional Certificate in Digital Health Informatics would be proficient in:
• Designing, creating, testing, and putting into place new or modified information solutions, like electronic medical records and communication tools.
• Analysing information systems data to improve healthcare services and reduce errors.
• Acting as a translator between nurses, system engineers, analysts, or designers.
• Understanding and applying Public Health Informatics and Telehealth.
• Key logistics technologies and how they can be adapted for healthcare supply chain and patient journeys optimization.

Training Roadmap

Stage 1: Professional Certificate in Healthcare Computational Systems

Curriculum:

Stage 2 (with Stage 1 as prerequisite): Professional Certificate in Healthcare Analytics and Storytelling

Curriculum:

Stage 3 (with Stage 1 and 2 as prerequisites): Professional Certificate in Health Information Management

Curriculum:

Stage 4 (with Stage 1 to 3 as prerequisites): Advanced Professional Certificate in Nursing Informatics

Completion of Stage 1 to 3 curriculum earns the participant an Advanced Professional Certificate in this programme

Training Roadmap

Stage 1: Professional Certificate in Healthcare Computational Systems

Curriculum:

Stage 2 (with Stage 1 as prerequisite): Professional Certificate in Healthcare Analytics and Storytelling

Curriculum:

Stage 3 (with Stage 1 and 2 as prerequisites): Professional Certificate in Health Information Management

Curriculum:

Stage 4 (with Stage 1 to 3 as prerequisites): Advanced Professional Certificate in Digital Health Informatics

Completion of Stage 1 to 3 curriculum earns the participant an Advanced Professional Certificate in this programme