Areas of Specialization
Immerse yourself in the growing, interdisciplinary field of health informatics. Learn how to use computers, information technology, and other IT-based innovations to analyze data and manage healthcare records.
Health informatics specialists and analysts play an important role in facilitating effective collaboration between various healthcare providers, which leads to improved patient care outcomes.
Potential Health Informatics careers include:
- Health Informatics Specialist
- Healthcare Data Analyst
- Business Intelligence Analyst
- Other Data Analysts
Students who complete the Health Informatics specialization are eligible to receive the following certificates:
- Certified Specialist in Business Intelligence (CSBI) Certificate
- Neehr Perfect Completion Certificate
The healthcare industry is changing rapidly to adapt to healthcare reform, integrate new technology, and better serve its patient population. This paves the way for startups, or businesses committed to improving the delivery and consumption of healthcare. These emerging organizations have the opportunity to innovate and deliver quality, patient-centered care, at lower costs.
As an MHA entrepreneurship student you will develop key business understanding, learn from industry mentors and be inspired to innovate. Choose from a series of flexible learning experiences and accelerate at your own pace.
Potential Entrepreneurship careers include:
- Healthcare Entrepreneur
- CEO or Administrator of Healthcare Startup
Professional Certifications and Certificates
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences has partnered with the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) to bring professional certification opportunities to our students.
Certified Revenue Cycle Representative (CRCR) Certification
Available to all MHA students, the CRCR certification provides the knowledge needed to manage your staff and operations which impact revenue. Best practices, compliance, and ethical revenue cycle management are covered to enhance your competencies.
Certified Specialist in Business Intelligence (CSBI) Certification
Available to students in the Informatics Specialization, this certification in business intelligence will make you stand out as a leader and a change agent. The CSBI provides you with the tools to determine the information needed to make influential decisions, impacting quality care and financial efficiencies that will help set your organization apart.
Neehr Perfect Certificate of Completion
Students need practical experience using the technology they will be using in their informatics field. Neehr Perfect is the simulation tool used throughout our Informatics courses. In this simulation, all healthcare disciplines will benefit from the learning activities which include conceptual and clinical-based, realistic and applicable to their discipline, and integrate diverse patients and applicable exercises. Students in the informatics specialization receive a Neehr Perfect certificate of completion as part of the program.