Graduate Certificate

Healthcare Informatics

College of Nursing

Program Overview

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, offers an online Healthcare Informatics Graduate Certificate for those who have completed at least an undergraduate degree. This interdisciplinary certificate prepares students to address the most significant issues in the rapidly changing landscape of healthcare information and technology.

Credit Hours


Cost Per Credit Hour*

In-State $700

Out-of-State $775

Testing Requirements


Admission Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

*Cost per credit hour is an estimate based on maintenance and university fees. Some programs may have additional course fees. Please contact your department for additional information on any related fees, and visit Tuition and Fees in Detail at One Stop.


The Distance Education online inter-professional graduate certificate in Health Informatics is for those from all disciplines with an interest in issues related to health and healthcare informatics and who meet the UT Graduate School criteria for admission to graduate certificate programs. Course experiences will foster the examination and application of current health systems information management, analytics processing, and data mining techniques.

Program Learning Outcomes: Students enrolled in the healthcare informatics graduate certificate will:

  1. Gain specialized knowledge of health information technology systems and processes;
  2. Analyze and synthesize data related to patient health information to improve outcomes; and
  3. Advance effective use of healthcare information systems to ensure high-quality outcomes.

Featured Courses

Some of the courses in the Healthcare Informatics Graduate Certificate program are as follows:

NURS 557: Introduction to Health Informatics

Examines the design, development, adoption and application of information technology-based innovations in healthcare delivery, management and planning. Provides overview of electronic medical records, order and documentation entry, telemedicine, decisions support systems, and mHealth consumer applications.

INSC 584: Database Management Systems

Defining data needs, data structures, role of operating systems in data management, file organization, database management systems, logical data models, internal data models, database administration and evaluation. Design and implementation of application using database management system.

NURS 558: Healthcare Information Architecture & Security

Introduction to data formats, system architecture, hardware, vendor products and healthcare security standards. Prerequisite: Introduction to Health Informatics; Foundations of Information Management Systems.

IE 561: Decision Support & Electronic Health Records

Examination of applications and systems to promote interoperability and decisions support among healthcare applications and systems including IMPACT and MARCA. Emphasis on evidence-based practice in clinical support systems. 

Ready to lead the way in health informatics?