Public Health Informatics & Technology (PHIT)

For candidates holding a bachelor's degree

Registrants must have a Bachelor’s Degree.

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Expand your credentials & enter the growing field of Health Informatics & Technology!

Dominican University is offering a new opportunity to professionals who hold a bachelor's 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. Health Informatics is a developing field that applies advances in data science to medicine to improve individual, population and 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 literacy
  • Quantitative reasoning
  • Public health data analytics
  • Data Privacy Standards 
  • Digital health
  • Digital interoperability
  • Disaster management and emergency preparedness

Participants will acquire skills in:

Also learn about:

  • Machine learning and AI in th health care ecosystem
  • 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.
  • The potential for bias in the algorithms used every day.  

PHIT Careers Include:

  • Nurse Informaticist 
  • 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, totaling $2,850* per course
  • Classes will be conducted online on a weekly basis, starting August 28, 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
  • Data Literacy & Health Information Exchange
  • 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 will have the opportunity to participate in a paid internship to conclude their studies, should they choose to do so, along with the chance to connect with an industry mentor. These internship opportunities are made possible, in part, by our consortium of partners. 

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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Did you miss out on informatics training in your formal education? Dominican’s Health Informatics program can get you the foundation you need for today’s healthcare setting. Informatics is now required in nursing programs, and you can access this training too!

EMS/First Responders

Healthcare technology will continue to transform emergency care and incident management. Improve your leadership skills by getting formal training in the field of health informatics.

Industry Executives

Health informatics is expanding in line with the latest trends in technology. AI and Machine learning will be an indispensable part of our careers and lives going forward. Acquire the knowledge to navigate the workforce changes that will result or register your employees to receive the training they need.

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Complete the form to download the brochure, or contact Carrie Boericke at carrie.boericke@duny.edu