University of Nebraska Medical Center

Certificate in Applied Health Informatics

This certificate prepares healthcare professionals with the skills necessary to effectively apply health informatics in practice to improve patient care.

Why Study Applied Health Informatics?

The certificate in Applied Health Informatics is a great option for practicing health care professionals who wish to build an academic foundation in health informatics,  focusing on preparing current and future healthcare professionals with the skills necessary to effectively apply health informatics in practice to improve the quality and safety of patient care.

Why Study Applied Health Informatics at UNMC?

As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. UNMC also is committed to embracing the richness of diversity and is a major economic engine for the state of Nebraska. 

The Applied Informatics Graduate Certificate is an innovative, online option offered by UNMC. The curriculum is delivered by an interdisciplinary faculty team utilizing an easily accessible distance education format. The certificate curriculum includes four core courses. Students completing the certificate program may elect to continue their studies to earn a Master of Healthcare Delivery Science.

Program Snapshot

Course Load
12 credits
Start Date

Program Highlights

  • Completely online program which provides flexibility in learning for working professionals.
  • Students gain advanced knowledge in Applied Health Informatics without having to complete a full master’s program

Careers & Outcomes

The Applied Health Informatics Graduate Certificate Program was designed for healthcare professionals looking to advance their careers in health informatics. Students who receive the graduate certificate will be prepared for careers as health professions managers and administrators, lead clinical practitioners, health professions educators, and health education specialists.


“Clinical informatics is the bridge between front line clinicians and the innovation & technology needed for them to be able to provide safe, effective and efficient care for patients.”

~ Tammy Winterboer, PharmD, BCPS, CPHQ
VP, Quality, Informatics & Experience Nebraska Medicine

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State Regulatory Authorization

The University of Nebraska monitors developments in state laws in every state. The University of Nebraska is currently authorized, licensed, exempt, not subject to approval, or is permitted to accept students for programs in most states. To see a complete list of states, please visit NU Online.

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