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Clinical and Health Informatics

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Earn your certificate online to address health care priorities and help create healthier lives through data.


Is this program right for you?

Providers in today’s health care industry increasingly rely on data and technology to streamline workflows and improve patient experiences and outcomes. A Capstone Certificate in Clinical and Health Informatics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison gives you a foundation in clinical informatics methods so you can contribute to the quality and delivery of health care.

Housed in the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, the Clinical and Health Informatics program offers an interdisciplinary approach to health care delivery and systems. You’ll learn health information technology from all aspects of the care continuum and to analyze data to develop better systems for providing efficient, high-quality care to patients. Coursework includes classes in population health, biomedical informatics, nursing and healthcare operations management.

Using real-world examples and problem-based learning, you’ll work with world-renowned faculty to assess the effect of health innovations on policy, clinical practice, security, and biomedical and health information systems. The online atmosphere is collaborative and interactive, so while you learn to couple your health care knowledge with analytics, you also learn how to work collaboratively and remotely.

Designed for working professionals interested in building and applying their learning in health care informatics, data analytics, clinical care or research, and health information technology, the Clinical and Health Informatics Capstone Certificate can help you take the next step in your graduate studies or career.

Is this program right for you?

Providers in today’s health care industry increasingly rely on data and technology to streamline workflows and improve patient experiences and outcomes. A Capstone Certificate in Clinical and Health Informatics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison gives you a foundation in clinical informatics methods so you can contribute to the quality and delivery of health care.

Housed in the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, the Clinical and Health Informatics program offers an interdisciplinary approach to health care delivery and systems. You’ll learn health information technology from all aspects of the care continuum and to analyze data to develop better systems for providing efficient, high-quality care to patients. Coursework includes classes in population health, biomedical informatics, nursing and healthcare operations management.

Using real-world examples and problem-based learning, you’ll work with world-renowned faculty to assess the effect of health innovations on policy, clinical practice, security, and biomedical and health information systems. The online atmosphere is collaborative and interactive, so while you learn to couple your health care knowledge with analytics, you also learn how to work collaboratively and remotely.

Designed for working professionals interested in building and applying their learning in health care informatics, data analytics, clinical care or research, and health information technology, the Clinical and Health Informatics Capstone Certificate can help you take the next step in your graduate studies or career.

Admissions requirements

All applicants must:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 credits of degree.
  • Submit evidence of English language proficiency, if applicable. The required proficiency scores are: TOEFL IBT 92, PBT 580; or IELTS 7.0

Application materials required:

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation

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Pathways: MS Information

November 09
9-10 a.m.
Learn about the rapidly expanding field of data and information from a panel of faculty from the School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences.
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November 10
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Program highlights

  • Fully online format allows you the flexibility to complete your coursework from anywhere in the world, without disrupting your career.
  • UW–Madison’s Clinical Health and Informatics program is interdisciplinary. You learn from experienced faculty in disciplines including population health, biomedical informatics, nursing and healthcare operations management.
  • Successful completion of the courses within the certificate program can be applied to UW–Madison’s Clinical and Health Informatics master’s degree program, should you choose to pursue your MS in the future.

How you'll learn

  • Complete 12 graduate credits entirely online.
  • Apply learning in a clinical or information technology-related work environment
  • Online, inclusive Community of Practice provides program resources, support, peer sharing and goal-setting strategies for career success.
  • All students will have a faculty mentor in the program to guide and support individualized needs and goals.

Sample curriculum

  • Healthcare Operations Management
  • Foundations of Data-Driven Healthcare
  • Leadership & Organizational Decision-Making in Health Care
  • Principles of Population Health Sciences

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  • Learn how to make this program work with your life/schedule
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