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Healthcare Business Informatics

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Program Overview

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Healthcare Business Informatics (HBI) program will help prepare you for employment as a specialist in:

  • Installation
  • Data management
  • Data archiving/retrieval
  • System design and support
  • Computer training for medical information systems

Degree and Certificate Options

  • Associate in Applied Science in Healthcare Business Informatics (two years)
  • Healthcare IT Foundations Certificate


  • Database/data warehouse analysts
  • Technical support professionals
  • Informatics technology professionals
  • Medical appliance technicians
  • Medical records and health information technicians
  • Networking and security technicians
  • Computer maintenance professionals in the healthcare field

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply current and emerging technology applications and data standards to construct medical records and clinical databases
  2. Utilize technology, including hardware and software applications, to ensure data collection, storage, analysis, and reporting of health care information
  3. Collect, organize, and present data for quality management, utilization management, risk management, and other related studies
  4. Implement, support, and retrieve data utilizing informatics techniques including data warehousing, integrity, security, mining and reporting