Follow Christ, Lead the Way
This degree program is available in the following format:

100% Online courses in a 5-week as-you-go flexible format for busy adults featuring forum discussions and weekly assignment deadlines.


  • Informatics in clinical practice, administration, research, and education, including basic informatics concepts, current issues, information management systems, legislative regulation, HIPPA, electronic health records, and other applications.
  • Overview of the healthcare industry including healthcare organizations and structures, public policy makers, and healthcare operations with emphasis on rapid changes in healthcare delivery systems as a response to increased healthcare costs, aging of the population, advanced medical science and technology, changing disease patterns, consumer demands, and distribution and use of the healthcare workforce.
  • Legal and regulatory standards governing healthcare organizations, including legal requirements, responsibilities, and constraints related to health provider/patient relationships, medical records, malpractice insurance, and licensure of health professionals.
  • Financial principles for profit and non-profit healthcare settings, including insurance payment systems, funding sources, return on investment, and profitability, and an overview of financial statements and financial responsibility reporting, budgeting, inventory control, asset management, payer systems, accounts receivable, charity care, and managing controllables.
  • Compliance, responsibility and integrity as required by the Office of Inspector General, and common institutional policy, including general compliance risk areas, elements of a compliance program, impacts of documentation and coding, and patient care risk areas related to a healthcare delivery system or business.

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