BELLEVUE, WASH. – Bellevue Community College has launched a new certificate program in Medical Informatics, which integrates information-technology systems and concepts into the healthcare delivery process to manage information in patient care, clinical research and medical education.
A new and evolving field, Medical Informatics encompasses all aspects of patient care data management, including data generation, collection, retention, transmittal and manipulation for patients, healthcare providers, researchers and insurers.
Intended for individuals who are already part of the medical field – such as nurses, therapists, program managers and technicians – the program’s emphasis is on understanding, evaluating and implementing information systems from the clinician’s point of view.
Classes will be held on weekday evenings at the college’s main campus (3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue), and also will be available online for additional scheduling flexibility.
Students will earn a Medical Informatics Certificate of Achievement upon successful completion the 45-credit program. A 25-credit Certificate of Completion also is available for those who are interested only in foundational skills.