Public Health Informatics & Technology (PHIT)

For candidates holding a bachelor’s degree

Registrants must have a Bachelor’s Degree.

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Growing SectorOnlineProgram starts January 18thEnroll by Jan. 10th for 20% discount

Expand your credentials & enter the growing field of Public Health Informatics & Technology (PHIT)!

Dominican University is offering a new opportunity to professionals who hold a bachelors degree, to join an emerging field linking healthcare and technology. This emerging sector is forecast to experience major growth, generating thousands of high-paying careers for those who have the right credentials. The new program focuses on public health informatics, which is the science of using data, information, and knowledge to improve human health and the delivery of services by solving complex healthcare issues.

What is PHIT?

The future of healthcare is being powered by data. PHIT is a developing field that applies advances in data science to medicine to improve public health. Trained specialists who can connect people, technology, and information to better healthcare outcomes, safety, and costs will be in great demand. PHIT is forecast to experience major growth, generating thousands of high-paying careers for those who have the right credentials.

Do You PHIT?

Professionals who hold a bachelor’s degree, are already in the workforce, who want to expand their credentials to earn more and advance their career, while serving the public good are a good “PHIT” for this program. Health Informatics is in the top 10 highest-demand healthcare occupations and is growing 10 times faster than healthcare jobs overall.

  • IT professionals
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Medical administrators

What You’ll Learn

  • Data Privacy Standards
  • Data literacy
  • Quantitative reasoning
  • Public health data analytics
  • Digital health
  • Digital interoperability
  • Disaster management and emergency preparedness

Participants will acquire skills in:

Also learn about:

  • Machine learning in public health science
  • Big data & cloud technologies that enable the processing and exchange of massive healthcare datasets to address critical public health issues.
  • Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) and how they can be used to promote health equity.

PHIT Careers Include:

  • Nurse Informaticist (for nurses)
  • Public Health Informaticist
  • Data Analyst
  • Public Health Data Quality Analyst
  • Clinical Informatics Specialist

A certificate in PHIT will build on your previous training and experience in healthcare and/or information technology, and give you the qualifications for additional income, advancement, and job security in the fast-growing sector of public health informatics.

PHIT Certificate Program Details

  • An interdisciplinary program designed to provide stackable skills for professional development
  • Each of the 4 courses will merit a ‘badge’, and learners will be awarded the Certificate after completion of all 4 courses (12 credits).
  • Each course is 3 credits @ $950 per credit, totalling $2,850* per course
  • Classes will be conducted online on a weekly basis, starting January 18, 2023.
  • One class a week will be a live Zoom session, with weekly assigned self-directed work and study.

*You might be eligible for reimbursement by your employer

PHIT Course Curriculum

  • Introduction to Public Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management
  • Health Information Exchange & Data Literacy
  • Epidemiology
  • PHIT for Emergency Preparedness and Surveillance

PHIT Consortium

  • Bon Secours Charity Health System
  • CorEvitas
  • Cornerstone Family Healthcare
  • EmpiRx Health
  • Mount Sinai Health System
  • New York State Department of Health

All PHIT students are given the opportunity to participate in a paid internship program, which is suggested but not mandatory. Additionally students will have the opportunity to participate in an optional mentorship with an industry leader,
which we highly recommend. 

Use your healthcare or IT experience to upgrade your skills, earn more, & advance your career in an exciting, growing, new field!

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