Date: November 16, 2006
Contact: Eric Matanyi
Phone: (708) 534-4044
Fax: (708) 534-8399
For Immediate Release
University Park, Illinois, November 16, 2006 – The College of Health Professions at Governors State University will offer a new certificate in Health Care Informatics during the Winter trimester, beginning January 8, 2007.
Health Care Informatics is a post-baccalaureate certificate that teaches students how to collect, manage, and assess data in health care settings.
“Health Care Informatics is really about bringing health care information into the 21st Century,” said Dr. Kyusuk Chung, director of the certificate curriculum. “We’re preparing students to bring sophisticated information technology skills into the health care environment.”
Chung said effective health care management relies heavily on data collection and analysis.
“Everything from the quality of individual patient care to institutional compliance with state and federal laws requires efficient access to information,” he said. “So knowledge in health care informatics is great for anyone in the field.”
The courses for the Health Care Informatics Certificate are offered on a part-time basis. Students take two evening courses per trimester for three trimesters: Winter, Spring/Summer, and Fall. Students must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university to be admitted.
Courses include topics in health care database management, management of health care communication systems, analysis and design of health care information systems, applications in health informatics, and information security and the law.
Registration for the certificate opens November 18, but students not already admitted to Governors State University must complete the application process before they can register.
For more information about the Health Care Informatics Certificate, contact Kyusuk Chung, Ph.D. at (708) 534-4047, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about applying to Governors State University, call (708) 534-4490.