Certificate in Health Information Security - Online

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A recent report from the Identify Theft Resource Center reported that healthcare accounted for 42.5% of major data breaches while the financial industry accounted for only 5.5%. With increased medical records, a growing presence online, networked medical devices, and the mobility of health care data it has become essential for healthcare organizations to strengthen it's cybersecurity practices. Graduates of the Health Information Security certificate from the University of Cincinnati will be well positioned to impact healthcare information security.

Upon completing the health information security certificate, you will be able to:

  • Detect threats and vulnerabilities to health information in order to develop mitigation strategy
  • Apply critical thinking to evaluate practices, policy and legislation related to health information in order to advocate for change or adoption
  • Apply technical and administrative skills and knowledge in order to practice how to secure health information
  • Discuss the impact of health information breaches on public trust and healthcare practice in order to advocate for stronger protections and effective health information security strategy
  • Develop a plan for disaster recovery and healthcare business continuity in order to identify best practices and practice how to strategize for health information disaster recovery planning

If you have no healthcare background you will complete 18 total credits. If you have a healthcare background will be exempt from taking HI 7001, and you will complete 15 total credits.

If you are enrolled in the Master of Health Informatics program you will be able to add this specialization by using electives to earn the graduate certificate. You will take three of the required courses (HI 7001, HI 7010, HI 7030) in your master's program, and will take three additional courses (IT 7020 C ) and 2 elective courses (not counted towards your master's degree) to earn the graduate certificate.

Review the program outline to access program curriculum(s) and more.

NOTE: Please check Catalyst or with the offering college to verify the semester(s) the courses will be offered.

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