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Healthcare Information Technology

The CSUSM College of Business Administration, in collaboration with Extended Learning, is pleased to offer the Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) Certificate Program

Program Overview

The United States’ healthcare system is undergoing a fundamental transformation to address ballooning costs while improving access, quality, safety, and efficiency.  A critical element of this revolution is the replacement of archaic medical and health record and reporting paper-based systems with modern information technologies. These changes will provide new and expanding professional opportunities. The CSUSM Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) Certificate program will focus on providing participants with a broader vision of the future of healthcare and the knowledge needed to encourage its evolution and serve as agents of change, innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs.

The graduate-level CSUSM HIT program has been specifically designed to address these needs and challenges.  The program 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 HIT certificate program is designed to be completed within two semesters of study.

Program Schedule

This program is structured to accommodate working adults in San Diego.  Students are admitted each Fall semester. Each term begins with an Opening Conference followed by all-day Saturday courses, and concluding with a Closing Conference.  Both conferences will include presentations by healthcare experts, entrepreneurs, and students. 

The HIT program consists of six classes (12 semester units). Three courses are taken each semester. 

Continue to Program Schedule page for details.

Coming Soon

Deepen your understanding of Healthcare IT with a second certificate in Health Information Management focusing on data analytics, big data infrastructure, eHealth, and HIT management skills.

Candidates who successfully complete both certificates and a practicum experience will earn a Master of Science in Health Information Management.

*Pending CSUSM and CSU Chancellor’s Office approval

Applicants must meet university graduate admissions criteria in order to advance to the HIM certificate

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