Digital Health Leadership CertificateOffered by: Information Systems and Technology Management
The Digital Health Leadership Certificate is designed to prepare students and professionals in various disciplines for leadership roles in the healthcare information technology workplace. Tasks include managing electronic documentation to improve quality, managing projects, and proposing technology needs for healthcare organizations. The widespread use of electronic health records (EHRs) has created a demand for managers with knowledge of health information technology (IT) and management. Medical and health services managers will be needed to analyze, design, oversee, and integrate these records across areas of the healthcare industry.
According the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook, medical and health services managers in 2022 earned a median pay of $104,830 per year at $50.40 per hour. The job outlook predicts 28% growth in this field between 2022-32, which is faster than average. About 54,700 openings for medical and health services managers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of the job openings are expected due to the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm
SRU’s Digital Health Leadership Certificate is:
- 100% online
- 15 credits and can be completed in 1 year
- Fall, Spring, and Summer start terms
All applicants must submit the following materials along with a completed online graduate application and non-refundable application fee:
- Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher in technology, nursing, or health-related major (students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission).
- Official undergraduate degree transcript(s) and any graduate transcripts.