Online Usability and User Experience in Health Care Certificate

College of Medicine, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Offered by the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

This certificate provides a focused area of study for students who wish to design or implement electronic health records to enhance the user experience or usability, or participate in quality improvement initiatives to enhance patient safety. Case-based individual and team projects demonstrate mastery of methods in national standards and meeting the expectations of accrediting organizations.

The certificate program is offered at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Campus Requirements: 
NONE — 100% Online
Time to Completion: 
1-2 years

Program Tracks

Undergraduate Certificate

The undergraduate academic certificate is designed for:

  • Those currently employed as a usability specialist or user experience (UX) designer or who are looking to enter the profession
  • Ohio State undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in health information management & systems, health sciences, business or computer science 

Graduate Certificate

The graduate academic certificate is designed for:

  • Individuals who are looking for a post-professional certificate to set themselves apart in their current job or in future employment
  • Ohio State graduate-level degree seeking students currently enrolled in HRS, nursing, biomedical informatics, engineering or business

Sample Courses

HIMS 5635

Quality Management and Performance Improvement in Health Care (Asynchronous)

Assess and mitigate the risk of use-related hazards due to health information technology design and implementation, including through root cause analysis.
HIMS 5650

Information Technology (Asynchronous)

Learn how to design, evaluate, and implement health information technology in a simulated health environment.
HIMS 5900

Human Factors in Health Care (Asynchronous)

Learn human factors concepts and methods to analyze contributing causes to adverse events and develop corrective actions to improve patient safety.
HIMS 5700

Project in Health Information Management and Systems (Asynchronous)

Apply critical thinking skills to solve a real-world problem, from assessing the problem to applying methods to generate solutions.

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