Healthcare Informatics Ecosystems

The Healthcare Informatics Ecosystems micro-credential, is online and six graduate credits. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the central role of healthcare informatics in healthcare delivery and patient outcomes. It delves into the fundamental principles of management information systems within healthcare contexts and focuses on the practical applications of navigating intricate informatics ecosystems and driving innovation in healthcare.

Who can benefit from learning about healthcare informatics?

For healthcare professionals, mastering healthcare informatics ecosystems can lead to enhanced patient care and streamlined operations. Healthcare informatics involves the integration of data, technology, and healthcare practices to optimize patient outcomes and healthcare delivery. This results in improved coordination of care and better patient experiences.

For IT professionals, proficiency in healthcare informatics can pave the way for career progression opportunities. As the healthcare sector continues its digital transformation and embraces new technologies, there's an escalating demand for experts in healthcare informatics.

Students aspiring to pursue a career in healthcare informatics can greatly benefit from the strong foundation in this field this micro-credential provides.

According to market research by MarketsandMarkets, the healthcare IT market is projected to reach $22.8 billion by 2027, with a CAGR of 13.8% from 2022 to 2027. The integration of informatics solutions is driving this growth, with healthcare organizations seeking to optimize operations and improve patient care.

Pre-Requisites and Admissions

The micro-credential is fully online. You must complete the Strategic Visual Analytics micro-credential as a pre-requisite. Ready to apply? See our admissions page.


MDAI 610 - MIS and Healthcare Information Systems


This course introduces the discussion and review of the various facets of healthcare-related management information systems (MIS) including acquiring, storing and interpreting information of interest to the healthcare professional, systems or information analyst. The analysis of effective data and information technology utilization to improve performance in healthcare organizations will be addressed including information systems, databases, analytical tools to structure, analyze and present information, and an introduction to the ethical issues related to the management of healthcare information. 3 credits. Prerequisites: Core Courses MDAI 600, MDAI 601, MDAI 602, MDAI 603, MDAI 604.

MBAI 676 - Healthcare Informatics


This course examines the data available to healthcare providers and how to analyze and use that information to drive effective healthcare delivery. Students learn how mature health systems, medical centers, private practices, and research facilities use clinical and patient data to predict healthcare demand, be proactive with their patients, develop care management and disease management programs, and improve the patient experience. 3 credits. Prerequisites: Core Courses MDAI 600, MDAI 601, MDAI 602, MDAI 603, MDAI 604.


Upon completing the Healthcare Informatics Ecosystems micro-credential, you will be awarded two distinct badges, each recognizing a specialized skill set in healthcare data management and informatics.

Healthcare Data Systems

You will earn this badge after the comprehensive understanding of management information systems (MIS) in the healthcare industry you gain in the MIS and Healthcare Information Systems course. This badge signifies your proficiency in acquiring, storing, and interpreting healthcare-related information, utilizing information technology, databases, and analytical tools effectively, and your understanding of ethical considerations in healthcare information management.

Health Informatics and Service Delivery

You will receive this badge after the Healthcare Informatics course in which you master how to analyze and utilize healthcare data to optimize service delivery. This badge is a testament to your skills in understanding and applying healthcare informatics in various settings, including health systems, medical centers, and research facilities.

This micro-credential and these badges can help you leverage data for improved healthcare outcomes and make impactful contributions to your employer and the field of healthcare informatics.