100% Online

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Informatics is comprised of four completely online, self-paced courses. You could earn your graduate certificate in only two semesters!

All courses are designed to expand or supplement your current, working understanding of health informatics and healthcare information technology beyond the bounds of the typical on-the-job training.


Better Training, Better Decisions

When organizations have individuals who are trained in clinical informatics, they are better positioned to make effective decisions about development, implementation and evaluation of clinical information systems. Without individuals trained in this area, healthcare organizations often make information systems decisions that do not fully consider the expertise and workflow of a practicing clinician, or worse, have a detrimental effect on patient outcomes and the organization’s bottom line.


Designed for You

UAB’s health informatics program is the only one of its kind in the state of Alabama and one of only a handful across the southeast. Nationally, there are approximately twenty-five clinical informatics certificate offerings, with less than half offered fully online.

This courses in this certificate are delivered by nationally recognized experts in Health Informatics and are designed around the needs and schedules of busy, working professionals.



Courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Informatics include:

  • HI 640 – Introduction to Health Informatics and Healthcare Delivery
  • HI 600 – Analysis and Design of Health Information Systems
  • HI 602 – Clinical and Administrative Systems
  • HI 685 – Principles in Health Informatics


From Certificate to Master's Degree

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate and wish to pursue the full Master of Science in Health Informatics degree may apply, and if accepted into the Master of Science in Health Informatics program, can apply courses from the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Informatics course credits to the Master’s program.