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Accelerate your career by leveraging the rapidly expanding health informatics job market. Lead health technology initiatives and discover ways to drive positive healthcare outcomes.

Healthcare is one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in Massachusetts, and recent data shows a 37 percent increase in health informatics jobs. Many professionals entering healthcare informatics come to it from technology jobs in other fields—or they have a liberal arts or healthcare background and are working to build their tech skills. Clark University’s Health Informatics Certificate is designed to help you excel in this competitive field regardless of your prior academic emphasis.

In our program in health informatics, you will gain the skills, knowledge, and credentials necessary for advancement. You will learn to manage highly sensitive patient information, assess data related to outcomes, learn detailed and highly differentiated billing codes, and understand complex regulatory issues. And you will have the ability to improve patient care—and patient health—in the organizations where you work.

Why a Certificate in Health Informatics at Clark University

  • Build competencies in health information systems, electronic health records analysis, health modeling, and healthcare technology infrastructure.
  • Gain hands-on experience with key healthcare data management tools such as Tableau and Splunk.
  • Network with influential alumni who are leaders in the field.
  • Identify opportunities for data-driven innovation in the healthcare industry.
  • Pursue an individualized curriculum with online and evening classes and affordable tuition.
Health Informatics Certificat

Blending Policy and Technology to Address Evolving Health Care Needs

Chris Brumby, Deputy Director of Coordinated Care at MassHealth and a faculty member in the School of Professional Studies, has extensive experience researching and lecturing about health care policy and innovation.

The health care industry is rapidly growing and in need of a talented workforce with strong analytical skills. The Certificate in Health Informatics at Clark University prepares students to enter the industry or accelerate the trajectory of their careers.

The Essentials

Program Overview

In the Certificate in Health Informatics program, you’ll study with practitioners at the forefront of health informatics and information technology. Our faculty members work at leading institutions like MassHealth, Tufts Medical Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Reliant Medical Group, enabling them to bring contemporary perspectives to the classroom.

With start dates in January, June, or September — and the option to take a class before applying to see if the program is right for you — we offer the flexibility you need. In addition to the required and elective coursework, you will have the opportunity for independent study projects. The breadth of elective courses offered allows you to focus on either related information management disciplines or on health care operations, depending on your career interests.

  • Join student organizations on health care and technology
  • Attend presentations by guest speakers and special events on health care and information technology
  • Take advantage of customized advising support and career training


4  course units

  • 2 core courses
  • 2 electives

Course Catalog

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