Quality 21st century health care requires secure and effective information technology systems to meet two of its most significant challenges: improving the level of care and controlling costs. Developing, managing and using information technology that is effective in complex clinical, organizational and economic settings is an enormous undertaking. Le Moyne College’s Health Information Systems Certificate Program is designed to prepare students to address these issues throughout their careers.
Health information systems is a discipline at the intersection of information science, computer science and health care that focuses on the systems, technology, policies, procedures and human capital required to optimize the acquisition, storage, retrieval and use of information in health and biomedicine. Technology in health information systems not only includes computers, but also clinical guidelines, formal medical terminology, and information and communication systems in nursing, clinical care, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, occupational therapy and biomedical research.
The Certificate in Health Information Systems is designed for working professionals.