- Courses in this program are offered online, plus some Friday and Saturdays, allowing students to continue working during their studies
- Three-semester intensive program
- Multidisciplinary delivery with practical experience
- Practicums in a health-care environment in semester 3
Health-care and information systems professionals currently employed or with experience in a health-care or technology environment, or who have an interest in the advancement of information technologies in the health-care delivery sector, will be interested in this program.
The evolution of electronic information and communication tools is transforming the health-care system and creating new ways of accessing and exchanging information that will impact the health-care sector. This graduate certificate program brings together professionals in health-related and information technology sectors to develop specialists in health informatics to better respond to the current and emerging needs of health-care systems. A comprehensive portfolio assessment phase will assist students in developing and mapping their learning plan for initial and ongoing engagement in the program.
Students will interact within a technology-rich setting and be exposed to a variety of co-operative learning environments that include traditional classroom settings, computer laboratories, online learning and simulated learning environments as part of their educational experience.
The Health Informatics program provides breadth and depth of applied knowledge in the field of health-care informatics. Ethical, professional, legal, and policy implications of health information systems technologies and health information standards are emphasized throughout the curriculum.
Principles of leadership, project management, and individual and organizational change management are also addressed as themes throughout the program. The program is focused on developing specialists with a “dual” perspective who can integrate computing and managerial knowledge and experience with health-related knowledge and experience. Graduates of the program will acquire knowledge, skills and competencies relevant in professional certification programs in Health Informatics/Information and Management Systems.
Upon completion, graduates will be able to meet the requirements for positions such as clinical/IT project manager, health technology leader, clinical informatics specialist or health technology education/training specialist.
Part Time Study Options We also offer part-time programs in Health Records and Health Information Management. See the Continuing Education Course Guide at coned.georgebrown.ca.
All courses are online, unless noted otherwise
COMP4011 Career Preparation
COMP4012 Business Communication
COMP4013 Qualitative Research (in class)
COMP4014 Canadian Health-Care System
COMP4015 Health-Care Information Technology (in class)
COMP1180 Portfolio I
HLTH1101 Leadership and Change Management
COMP4016 Quantitative Research (in class)
COMP4021 Project Management and Implementation
COMP4022 The Cutting Edge of Health Informatics Technology
COMP4023 Strategic Planning
COMP4024 Health Data Standards
COMP4025 Privacy and Confidentiality
COMP4031 Online Educational Strategies
COMP4032 Health Informatics Impact on Clinical Practice
COMP4033 Health Informatics System Analysis and Evaluation (in class)
COMP4034 Portfolio II
HLTH1105 Applied Practicum
Graduates will be able to:
- Formulate strategies to implement appropriate health information systems technologies within the health-care setting
- Evaluate the effectiveness of health information systems technologies (HIST) within a health-related setting
- Integrate relevant standards and professional, ethical and legislative requirements with the appropriate health information system technologies
- Design training and education for the effective use of HIST.
“I received tremendous guidance and professional support from faculty that encouraged me to go beyond my comfort zone and pursue my dreams. The George Brown College environment was very nurturing both professionally and personally.”
Amrita Tyagi (2007 graduate)