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Program Details

Loyola University Chicago offers a Certificate in Healthcare Informatics which is ideal for professionals who have a baccalaureate degree and are already in the field or interested in entering. Many professionals who enroll in this certificate program are BSN nurses, physicians, dietitians, physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals. This certificate aims to enhance healthcare professional’s knowledge and skills within their careers.

The Certificate in Healthcare Informatics Program consists of 12 credit hours that can be finished within one semester. Students will be required to complete four health care informatics specialty courses. Students may choose from the following courses: Information Systems in Health Care, Health Care systems Analysis and Design, Knowledge Representation and Vocabularies, Decision Support in Health Care, Fiscal Management in Health Care Organizations, Database Systems, and Strategic Use of IT. These courses are designed to create competent and professional individuals within the healthcare field.

Due to the primarily online format, students should have basic computer skills and a reliable internet connection. The online learning environment provides flexibility for enrolled students who are employed or have other obligations. Prospective students may enroll during the Fall, Spring, and Summer. Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree in order to be considered for acceptance.


The Certificate in Healthcare Informatics program requires that students have a baccalaureate degree.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

The School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). CCNE is officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, ensuring the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.