CSUSM and representatives of the regional water industry have joined forces to develop a unique intermediate level certificate program; one designed to familiarize participants with issues and points of view they might not encounter otherwise. While open to the general public, this program is geared toward individuals already employed in the water industry and wish to advance their supervisory skills and knowledge.
The HIT certificate emphasizes information technology, application of analytical methods, re-engineering, innovation, and change management. The program has been developed and taught by faculty and industry experts. It engages students by integrating theory and real world applications, drawing from a variety of organizations and industry groups. The program will also showcase HIT startups. Students will acquire skills relevant to a range of healthcare industry sectors including providers, insurers, government agencies, plan sponsors, HIT support and training organizations, and HIT new ventures.
The HIM certificate will take an in-depth approach to preparing students as a domain specialist in data analytics and mobile health—two areas that are changing the landscape of the healthcare industry and provide promising career opportunities for students. The data analytics part of the program will address the needs of the “big data” era and will focus on “transforming and mining” data for healthcare innovation and process improvement. Mobile health will focus on developing mobile applications and solutions that not only augment the current health information system, but also facilitate new, more effective and efficient ways to provide healthcare.