NC Office of Health Information Technology

The North Carolina Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT) was established in 2010 in accordance with Session Law (SL) 2009-0451, which stipulates that NC Department of Health and Human Services shall direct a health information technology management structure that is efficient and transparent and that is compatible with the ONC governance mechanism. The goal of NC OHIT is to facilitate the development of statewide interoperable health information systems and initiatives that will ultimately improve health and healthcare in North Carolina.

NC OHIT believes that open and transparent communication is crucial in advancing its goals across the state. This website will serve as a central repository for health IT announcements, events, resources, and initiatives in North Carolina. 

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North Carolina Wastewater Monitoring Data Now Included in CDC COVID Data Tracker, Program Expanded in Wake County

CDC Update to COVID-19 Vaccination Data Added to NCDHHS COVID-19 Dashboard

Racial, Ethnic COVID-19 Disparities Re-Emerge in Omicron Surge, NCDHHS Data Shows

NCDHHS Updates COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster/Additional Dose Data

NCDHHS Office of Rural Health Joins Nationwide Observance of National Rural Health Day on Nov. 18, Recognizes NC's 'Community Star'

New Data Dashboard Tracks Trends in Violent Deaths in North Carolina to Aid Safety and Prevention Efforts

NCDHHS Signs Health Equity Pledge to Leverage Data in Addressing Disparities, Continuing Work to Embed Equity into Programs

'Endless Opportunities' – NC HIEA Advisory Board Chair Looks to Improve NC Health with Comprehensive, Inclusive Data from HIE

HIMSS Hosts 2021 Global Health Equity Week October 25-29

NC DHHS Technology Center Receives 2021 NASCIO State IT Recognition Award

Seattle, Wash. 
Oct 13, 2021 

One of the initiatives of the NC DHHS Technology Center, the Business Intelligence Data Platform (BIDP), has been recognized nationally by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) as a technology in state government that addresses critical business problems, more easily connects citizens to their government, improves business processes and creates new opportunities that improve the lives of citizens. 

BIDP received the NASCIO State IT Recognition Award in the Data Management, Analytics & Visualization category with its groundbreaking technology. 

BIDP provides NCDHHS with the tools necessary for analysis, performance monitoring, reporting, and visualization. BIDP’s architecture is consistent with industry best practices for ingesting source data from several different systems, and then curating that data into uniform, governed, discoverable, and accessible enterprise assets. This enables analysts to have a unified view of the data which expedites data reporting and visualization efforts.

This year 110 submissions were received from NASCIO member states and territories and over 60 NASCIO members served as volunteer judges.

The award nominations showcase the use of information technology to address critical business problems, more easily connect citizens to their government, improve business processes and create new opportunities that improve the lives of citizens. To ensure states have access to the innovations and leading practices of their peers, all award submissions have been added to NASCIO’s Awards Library.

For more information, see the NASCIO press release
 

NCDHHS Expands Demographic Data on Vaccine Dashboard to Help Identify Equity Gaps

NCDHHS Updates to COVID-19 Dashboards Impact County Vaccination Rates, Statewide Case Counts

NCDHHS Adds County-Level COVID-19 Vaccination Data From Federal Providers to Dashboard

Important Notice for North Carolina Prescribers: STOP Act Is Fully Enacted

Corey Mercy, Director of the NC DHHS Technology Center, Receives National Leadership Award

RALEIGH
Jun 2, 2021

Deputy Chief Technology Officer Corey Mercy has been honored by a national publication for being among the best in his field. He received the State Leadership of the Year Award at the 2021 StateScoop 50 Awards. StateScoop 50 Awards honor the most innovative and influential projects in state government and outstanding leaders across the country advancing the use of digital technology inside state agencies. 

Mercy leads the NC DHHS Technology Center as the Deputy Chief Technology Officer at DHHS. He has led the development of the Cloud Center of Innovation and works continuously to improve and support the lives of North Carolinians by leveraging technology solutions. During the Department’s COVID-19 response, he and his team have led numerous technology deployments to meet data analytics, reporting, remote healthcare delivery, COVID-19 testing, exposure notification, vaccine administration, and interoperability with external partners. Mercy has served in the health IT field with a focus on the effective use and advancement of technology across both the public and private sectors of health care. He is also an adjunct professor with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill teaching courses on digital health and health analytics.

For more information, see the NC DIT press release.
 

NC DHHS Technology Center’s Business Intelligence Data Platform Receives National Honor for Excellence

RALEIGH
Jun 2, 2021

One of the initiatives of the NC DHHS Technology Center, led by Deputy Chief Technology Officer Corey Mercy, has been recognized as one of the most innovative and influential projects in state government from across the country. The DHHS Business Intelligence Data Platform (BIDP) received the State IT Innovation of the Year Award from StateScoop. StateScoop is a national organization that brings together IT leaders and innovators from across government, academia and industry to exchange best practices and identify ways to improve state and city government. 

The DHHS BIDP is a HIPAA-compliant cloud-based enterprise platform built to ingest and integrate data in different formats from multiple internal and external sources. BIDP serves as a central repository, having disease surveillance, COVID-19, Medicaid, vaccination, hospital bed availability, personal protective equipment and data from numerous sources including several health information exchanges and external electronic health record systems. Enabling the utilization of these disparate data in analytics, reporting and multiple dashboards for DHHS, the N.C. General Assembly, the N.C. Office of the Governor, other state agencies, news media and the public. BIDP has reduced overall operational costs and increased agility through cloud infrastructure efficiencies that enable supply and demand for environments and employ elastic cost base and transparency.

For more information, see the NC DIT press release.
 

NC Providers Increase Equitable Vaccine Distribution With NCDHHS Census Tract COVID-19 Map

NCDHHS Expands COVID-19 Data Dashboard; Includes Wastewater Monitoring to Detect Spread of COVID-19

NC OHIT Recognized for 2020 COVID-19 Efforts

Mar 25, 2021

Employees from across NCDHHS were honored with the annual NCDHHS Team Recognition Awards in a virtual event on March 25. The awards recognized NCDHHS teams who have gone above and beyond to further the NCDHHS mission and demonstrated the NCDHHS values during 2020. 

NC OHIT was part of the DHHS COVID-19 Data Visualization Team that received a 2020 DHHS Team Recognition Award for providing transparent COVID-19 data to the public. NC OHIT’s contribution to this collaborative effort by DHHS’ Information Technology Division, Data Office, and multiple divisions included analyzing responses to the COVID-19 Hospital Medical Surge Daily Survey to mitigate human error in reporting, tracking response rates, conducting targeted outreach, and producing daily reports for DHHS leadership, partners, and the NC DHHS COVID-19 Dashboard.
 

NCDHHS Expands Data on Federal Programs on Vaccine Dashboard

DHHS and NC HealthConnex Partner to Leverage HIE for COVID-19 Vaccine Reporting

 

NC OHIT Health IT Projects

NC Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program
The NC Medicaid EHR Incentive Program was created by the federal government as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The program encourages eligible providers to adopt, implement, or upgrade (AIU) to a certified EHR technology, and then to demonstrate meaningful use (MU) of that technology with the goal of improving patient care while also reducing health care costs. The NC Medicaid EHR Incentive Program issued its first payment in 2011 and eligible providers may attest through October 2021.

emPOWER
Thousands of NC Medicaid beneficiaries living at home rely on electricity-dependent durable medical equipment such as ventilators, electric wheelchairs, and infusion pumps. Natural or man-made incidents resulting in power outages can thrust these at-risk individuals into life-threatening situations. NC emPOWER uses Medicaid claims data to identify these populations for the NC DHHS Public Health Preparedness and Response Branch and their partners to support targeted emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities. NC emPOWER provides a de-identified monthly summary report by ZIP Code and county to aid in planning for hospital surge and sheltering and evacuation needs and in case of emergency can securely provide patient-level reports by impacted geography to assist in rapidly identifying, locating, and voluntarily evacuating at-risk individuals and reconnecting them with their health care providers.

North Carolina State Medicaid Health Information Technology Plan
The State Medicaid Health Information Technology Plan (SMHP) provides an overview of HIT initiatives in North Carolina and outlines NCDHHS’ strategy through 2021 for implementing the NC Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. The SMHP also details various HIT initiatives that are in progress across the state and addresses the state’s HIT Roadmap, including goals and benchmarking activities.

COVID-19 Hospital Medical Surge Daily Survey  
On April 4, 2020, NC OHIT became a key contributor on the NCDHHS team responsible for tracking and reporting COVID-19 data in North Carolina. One of the NCDHHS efforts was the COVID-19 Hospital Medical Surge Daily Survey, which provided data points on medical surge capacity such as availability of ventilators and inpatient and ICU beds and number of COVID-19 positive patients admitted in North Carolina’s hospitals. The NC OHIT team analyzed survey responses to mitigate human error in reporting, tracked response rates, conducted targeted outreach, and managed the help desk for the survey. NC OHIT’s role in maximizing completeness and accuracy of hospital data was crucial as it aided leaders in data-based decision making in North Carolina’s battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. NC OHIT’s last day working on this project was September 1, 2020, when the state transitioned from manual submission of data to an automated process. For these efforts, NC OHIT was part of the DHHS COVID-19 Data Visualization Team that received a 2020 DHHS Team Recognition Award for providing transparent COVID-19 data to the public.

NC Behavioral Health EHR Program
NC DHHS, NC OHIT, NC Medicaid, the NC Office of Rural Health (ORH) and the NC Health Information Exchange Authority (NC HIEA) launched the NC Behavioral Health EHR Program to assist behavioral health, mental health, and intellectual development and disability practices with purchasing EHR technology and establishing connectivity to NC HealthConnex. There was $2.5 million dollars in available funds. Applications had to be submitted by May 31, 2018 and were accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The program ended in November 2019, after all reimbursements had been distributed.

State of North Carolina organizations with health IT projects/initiatives

Please note, this is not an exhaustive list.

Private/non-profit organizations in North Carolina with health IT services/initiatives

Please note, this is not an exhaustive list.

  • Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority (CIHA):

  • Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC)
  • Microelectronics Center of North Carolina (MCNC):
  • North Carolina Community Health Center Association (NCCHCA)
    • Health Resources and Services Administration Health Center Controlled Network grantee - as an HCCN grantee, we support community health centers across NC working together to use HIT to improve operational and clinical practices. The HCCN is comprised of 36 participating health centers and is currently in the third three-year grant cycle. The HCCN provides its members with data analytics, quality improvement, and Health Information Exchange connectivity to improve cost, quality, and outcomes of care. Participants have the opportunity to work together on quality improvement and operational system redesign initiatives and engage in payment reform models through the Independent Practice Association (IPA) and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) initiatives.
    • Carolina Medical Home Network - Independent Practice Association - is a network of 33 NC health centers striving towards clinical integration with the goal of leveraging size, scope and coordinated performance improvement in third-party payer negotiations. The IPA couples CMHN-ACO tested methods with business strategies to develop advantageous network-level contracts with payers.
    • Carolina Medical Home Network – Accountable Care Organization - is a partnership between NCCHCA and 4 NC health centers that have entered into the Medicare Shared Savings Program (one-sided model). CMHN-ACO received funding from the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) for ACO Investment Model (AIM) to support care coordination efforts at ACO member health centers and network administrative services. NCCHCA launched a Data-Informed Outreach project in collaboration with CMHN that supports community health workers in health centers to augment care coordination efforts. CMHN-ACO serves as the pilot for identification of population health strategies to scale up to the larger CMHN network.
    • Primary Care Association– The non-profit, consumer-governed Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) we represent provide integrated medical, dental, pharmacy, behavioral health, and enabling services to nearly one-half million patients in North Carolina. FQHCs receive federal assistance to provide sliding-fee services to assure no one is denied access to care. NCCHCA represents FQHCs to state and federal officials and provides training and technical assistance on clinical, operational, financial, administrative, and governance issues. 
  • North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA):
    • North Carolina Hospital Emergency Surveillance System (NCHESS) - a state-mandated program requiring hospitals with 24/7 emergency departments (ED) to submit 23 data elements at least twice per day for syndromic surveillance purposes. The NCHESS platform was certified to meet Promoting Interoperability Syndromic Surveillance requirements in 2017 to enable real-time, whole-hospital surveillance for all hospitals at no additional cost to the state.  
    • State Health Plan (SHP) ADT Initiative - provides SHP with hospital inpatient and emergency department ADT data on a near real time basis using the NCHESS+ platform. The NCHESS+ system dramatically decreases the amount of time spent by hospital staff for each public health investigation, reducing hospital staff time from 30-60 minutes per episode to five minutes or less (and often no time at all). The NCHESS+ system also enables hospitals to voluntarily participate in NCHA-sponsored initiatives that promote better and more efficient care. 

Health Information Exchanges in North Carolina

  • Atrium Health CareConnect – an HIE that provides a secure method to share patient information between providers at participating facilities. To date, the portal is used and accessed by over 240 non-Atrium organizations. Click here for the list of partner connections and users’ organizations.
  • Coastal Connect Health Information Exchange – was established in 2009 by provider stakeholders: Dosher Memorial, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Pender Memorial, Southeastern Health, Wilmington Health and most recently Onslow Memorial. The HIE technology, with 265 data contributors, creates the secure data sharing network for unaffiliated providers in southeastern North Carolina. Connected providers include Bladen County, Brunswick County, Columbus County, Cumberland County, Duplin County, Hoke County, New Hanover County, Onslow County, Pender County, Robeson County and Sampson County. 
  • Mission Health Connect – serves as the Regional HIE for western North Carolina, serving the far western 18 counties of North Carolina. Mission Health Connect is integrated with external connections to other health systems/HIE connections and extends to 59 of the total 100 counties in NC.
  • NC HIEA – operates NC HealthConnex, which is North Carolina’s state-designated HIE providing a secure, standardized electronic system in which providers can share important patient health information.

Please note, NC OHIT is sharing these websites only as a resource. NC OHIT is not a sponsor of these sites and does not have any responsibility over the posted content.

North Carolina Organizations

  • The North Carolina Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (NCHIMSS) develops educational programs, promotes networking opportunities, and hosts conferences and symposia to spark the conversation around improving healthcare information and technology in North Carolina. Their website links members and nonmembers to their calendar of events and industry resources.
  • The North Carolina Health Information Management Association (NCHIMA) is the component state organization of the American Health Information Management Association. NCHIMA’s mission is to lead the health informatics and information management community to advance professional practice and standards in North Carolina. NCHIMA represents more than 3,000 committed health information professionals who are employed in such roles as HIM Directors, information analysts, quality management analysts, coders, risk managers, compliance officers, consultants, educators and technicians. NCHIMA provides member services, such as continuing education and communication and works to educate the public about the nature of our profession, and to advise the public on important issues such as health information and privacy.

National Organizations

  • Healthcare Innovation is suitable for a broad audience and engages with thought leaders across the entire healthcare industry. The website features diverse topics including Population Health, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cybersecurity, Finance/Revenue, HIEs, Clinical IT, and imaging. Information is shared through different mediums such as articles, blogs, webinars, and interviews. Healthcare Innovation also provides news coverage and brings to its readers events from the industry, industry-related summits and more. An annual subscription is free to qualified healthcare professionals.
  • Healthcare IT Connect provides free access to virtual Health IT education, conferences, and more. Visit http://www.healthcareitconnect.com/ to join the conversation with federal and state leaders as they discuss trends and lessons learned during their HIT strategic planning and implementation.
  • HIMSS is a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of health through the application of information and technology.

Federal Government Organizations

  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is the primary federal agency for improving health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable.
  • The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) is the administration’s leader in health IT efforts and is a resource to the entire health system to support the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care. 

ONC Public Health Informatics & Technology (PHIT) Workforce Development Program

Application Due Date: August 11, 2021

Anticipated Award Date: September 14, 2021

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has received $80 million to implement or expand training, certification and degree programs in public health informatics and data science at minority serving institutions (MSIs) and other colleges and universities. The funding will help to address the need for more public health professionals trained in informatics and technology, a need that has been highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The goal of the Public health Informatics & Technology (PHIT) Workforce Development Program is to train at least 4,000 individuals through an interdisciplinary approach in public health informatics and technology and ensure these training, certification and degree programs are sustainable to create a continuous pipeline of diverse public health informatics and technology professionals. This program would develop new curricula on public health informatics to expand upon ONC’s existing health IT curriculum. Curricula will be developed by working in conjunction with local and state public health departments, community-based organizations, and others with “on the ground” experience dealing with the most pressing and critical challenges in public health informatics and technology.

Through a four year cooperative agreement, PHIT Workforce Development Program recipients will be part of a consortium that will:

  • Develop the program curriculum
  • Recruit and train participants
  • Develop internship opportunities
  • Assist in career placement at public health agencies, public health-focused non-profits or public health-focused private sector or clinical settings

ONC will fund up to thirty (30) cooperative agreement awards for a four (4)-year period of performance. The program will be funded at $75,000,000 with funding contingent upon the availability of funds, satisfactory completion of milestones, and a determination that continued funding is in the best interest of the federal government and the public. The remaining $5,000,000 in funds will be used to support the program’s overall administration. Each individual award will not exceed $10,000,000.

Only consortia approaches will be considered for this program.

Questions or comments? Please submit via email to PHITWorkforce@hhs.gov.

Visit ONC's Funding Opportunities website for additional information. 

NC Office of Rural Health's Community Health Grant

Community Health Grant funds, supported through the North Carolina General Assembly, are for assuring access to primary and preventive care to meet the health needs of our state’s most vulnerable populations. 
 
Primary care safety net organizations that care for underserved and medically indigent patients in the state are eligible to apply for this funding to pay for patient care through encounter-based reimbursement or through reimbursement for eligible expenses. 
 
Applicants may request up to $150,000 per year of the grant.    
 
Applications for State Fiscal Year 2022 were accepted November 20, 2020 through February 15, 2021. For further information on the grant program, contact Ginny Ingram at ginny.ingram@dhhs.nc.gov.

Please click on the links below for federal funding opportunities in health IT.

North Carolina is home to some of the most prestigious schools and universities in the nation. Click on the hyperlinks below to learn more about some of the Health IT and Informatics programs being offered in our state.

Please note, this may not be an exhaustive list of the institutions in North Carolina that offer degrees and certificates in health informatics and health IT. NC OHIT does not endorse or sponsor any of these programs.  

Certification Programs

Cape Fear Community College: Healthcare Business Informatics Certificate
Wilmington, NC. Courses are offered in-person. The certificate program is 18 credit hours. The Healthcare Business Informatics curriculum prepares individuals for employment as specialists in installation, data management, data archiving/retrieval, system design and support, and computer training for medical information systems. Students learn about the field through multidisciplinary coursework including the study of terminology relating to informatics, systems analysis, networking technology, computer/network security, data warehousing, archiving and retrieval of information, and healthcare computer infrastructure support. 

Catawba Valley Community College: Health Information Technology High School Pathway Certificate
Hickory, NC. Courses are offered in-person. The Health Information Technology High School Pathway Certificate is 15 credit hours. An exciting career in Health Information Technology is suited for individuals who are interested in medicine, business, and the latest in computer technology. CVCC offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology as well as a Certificate option. 

Catawba Valley Community College: Health Information Technology Certificate
Hickory, NC. Courses are offered in-person. The Health Information Technology Certificate is 17-18 credit hours. An exciting career in Health Information Technology is suited for individuals who are interested in medicine, business, and the latest in computer technology. CVCC offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology as well as a High School Pathway Certificate option. 

Craven Community College: Health Information Technology Certificate
New Bern, NC. Courses are offered in-person. The Health Information Technology Certificate is 15 credit hours. Craven Community College’s Health Information Technology students will obtain a skill set incorporating clinical, information technology, leadership, and management skills.

Duke University: Certificate in Health Informatics
Durham, NC. Courses and practicum may be completed online. This program is designed for those with an undergraduate or graduate degree in a clinical area who seek knowledge of Health Informatics principles, methods, and applications. This short introductory level program provides an overview of the field of Health Informatics and foundational information about how data, information, and knowledge are represented and used in health applications.

East Carolina University: Health Care Administration Certificate
Greenville, NC. Courses are offered in-person, online or through a hybrid of in-person and online. The certificate in health administration is designed for health care workers who hold non-administrative degrees and for administrative degree holders who have no health care experience and may wish to seek employment in health care.  In the case of current health care workers who have health care related degrees, exposure to certificate courses should increase their skill set and position them for advancement into or within management. For students with administrative related undergraduate degrees (e.g., Business or Public Administration) the certificate courses will expose the student to the uniqueness of the health care field.

East Carolina University: Health Informatics Certificate 
Greenville, NC. Courses are offered in-person, online or through a hybrid of in-person and online. The Health Informatics (HI) graduate certificate equips students with the knowledge and skills needed for employment and success in the emerging field of HI. The program is designed for health care workers who do not have informatics training and for information technology workers who do not have health care experience and may wish to seek employment in health care as health informaticians.  The objective is to expand upon the student's current knowledge skills to make them more capable and well trained in the field of HI.

East Carolina University: Health Information Management Certificate 
Greenville, NC. Courses are offered in-person, online or through a hybrid of in-person and online. The Health Information Management (HIM) graduate certificate provides students who already have a bachelor's degree the knowledge and skills needed in order to serve as a critical link between health care providers, payers and patients. The curriculum is designed to help students develop characteristics associated with an effective leader in health information management: critical thinking skills, problem solving abilities, communication and interpersonal skills, and ethical values. Graduates of the HIM certificate program are eligible to apply to take the RHIA registration examination offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

East Carolina University: MBA with Health Care Management Certificate 
Greenville, NC. Courses are offered in-person, online or through a hybrid of in-person and online. The HCM certificate program is an option for MBA students to further their knowledge and skills in managing health care organizations. Students are prepared for careers as managers in a variety of health care situations. The knowledge gained from this certificate can be applied to hospitals, ambulatory care centers, long term care facilities, health research and clinical trials firms, home health care agencies, and health insurance companies.

Fayetteville State University: Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics
Fayetteville, NC. Courses are offered through a combination of in-person and online. The new Graduate Certificate Program in Health Informatics will provide the training and skills for post bachelor and masters graduates who want to acquire skills in health informatics, and learn how to apply computer technology, cognitive, information-processing, and communication strategies in healthcare practices.  

Fayetteville State University: Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management
Fayetteville, NC. Courses are offered through a combination of in-person and online. The Graduate Certificate Program in Healthcare Management provides students with a broad knowledge of health care business concepts, building a solid foundation for success as a leader in the healthcare industry. This option is especially popular, give the proximity of world-class healthcare providers, including UNC, Duke, Fayetteville VA, and the local Cape Fear Valley health systems.

Methodist University: Online Graduate Certificate in Health Care Administration
Fayetteville, NC. Courses are offered online. There’s no question that health care leaders are in high demand. Health care is one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in the world, and organizations need knowledgeable and experienced managers, administrators, and executives to respond to people’s health needs.  Achieve your career goals in a program designed to be completed in a short period of time. In less than a year, you can learn what you need for success with this online graduate certificate in health care administration.

Nash Community College: Healthcare Management Technology Certificate
Rocky Mount, NC. Courses are offered in-person. The Healthcare Informatics certificate is part of the Information Technology: Healthcare Informatics degree program. Course work focuses on informatics, networking / security technologies, data management as it relates to medical information systems.

North Carolina Central University: Health Informatics Certificate
Durham, NC. Courses are offered online. The Certificate in Health Informatics is a 21-credit hour program that prepares students for the emerging industry of electronic medicine and digital records.  Students learn about big data analytics and healthcare management of systems and patients; master the basics in the fields of biomedicine and clinical information science; and participate in projects utilizing artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, decision systems, robots and analysis of electronic health records.

Southwestern Community College: Health Information Technology, Health Informatics – Certificate
Sylva, NC. Courses are offered in-person. The Healthcare Informatics certificate will provide individuals with the knowledge and skills to assess the environment of clinical practice, make recommendations for adoption of related technology, and lead the implementation of IT projects related to the collection, storage, and management of patient data within electronic health record systems.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte: Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics and Analytics
Charlotte, NC. Courses are offered in person. This program is a subset of UNCC’s MS curriculum and provides students with a foundation in health informatics that complements related professional degrees and allows students to seamlessly progress fully into the master’s program in health informatics and analytics if desired.

Diploma Programs

Brunswick Community College: Health Information Technology Program
Bolivia, NC. Courses are offered in person. The Health Information Technology curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage, and report health information. The Health Information Technology Diploma program is specifically designed to help students get ahead in their professional field of interest and is a stepping-stone to those who may want to pursue a Health Information Technology Associate Degree.

Cape Fear Community College: Healthcare Business Informatics Diploma
Wilmington, NC. Courses are offered in-person. The certificate program is 38-39 credit hours. The Healthcare Business Informatics curriculum prepares individuals for employment as specialists in installation, data management, data archiving/retrieval, system design and support, and computer training for medical information systems. Students learn about the field through multidisciplinary coursework including the study of terminology relating to informatics, systems analysis, networking technology, computer/network security, data warehousing, archiving and retrieval of information, and healthcare computer infrastructure support. Graduates should qualify for employment as database/data warehouse analysts, technical support professionals, informatics technology professionals, systems analysts, networking and security technicians, and computer maintenance professionals in the healthcare field.

McDowell Tech Community College: Health Information Technology Diploma
Marion, NC. Courses are offered in-person. The Health Information Technology Coding Diploma program is designed to prepare graduates for jobs in the coding sector of the healthcare field. The Diploma program graduate, with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) recommended experience, is eligible to sit for the “CCS” (Certified Coding Specialist) and/or the “CCS-P” (Certified Coding Specialist - Physician based) mastery level certified coding specialist examinations. Technicians who specialize in coding are often called data analysts, health information coders, medical record coders, coder/abstractors, or coding specialists.

Associates Degree Programs

Brunswick Community College: Health Information Technology Program
Bolivia, NC. Courses are offered in person. The Health Information Technology curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage, and report health information. 

Cape Fear Community College: Healthcare Business Informatics Diploma
Wilmington, NC. Courses are offered in-person. The certificate program is 68-69 credit hours. The Healthcare Business Informatics curriculum prepares individuals for employment as specialists in installation, data management, data archiving/retrieval, system design and support, and computer training for medical information systems. Students learn about the field through multidisciplinary coursework including the study of terminology relating to informatics, systems analysis, networking technology, computer/network security, data warehousing, archiving and retrieval of information, and healthcare computer infrastructure support. Graduates should qualify for employment as database/data warehouse analysts, technical support professionals, informatics technology professionals, systems analysts, networking and security technicians, and computer maintenance professionals in the healthcare field.

Catawba Valley Community College: Health Information Technology 
Hickory, NC. Courses are offered in-person. The Health Information Technology Degree is 68-69 credit hours. An exciting career in Health Information Technology is suited for individuals who are interested in medicine, business, and the latest in computer technology. CVCC offers a Health Information Technology Certificate as well as a High School Pathway Certificate option. 

Central Piedmont Community College: Health Information Technology
Charlotte, NC. Courses are offered in-person. The Health Information Technology program at Central Piedmont will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage, and report health information. Health information can include lab results, such as blood tests, urine tests, X-rays and other radiology procedures, and physicians’ notes, as well as clinical information, including nursing notes, physical therapy notes, patient history, physical exams, and operative and procedure reports.

Craven Community College: Health Information Technology
New Bern, NC. Courses are offered in-person. The Health Information Technology Degree is 68 credit hours. Craven Community College’s Health Information Technology students will obtain a skill set incorporating clinical, information technology, leadership, and management skills.

Durham Technical Community College: Health Information Technology 
Durham, NC. Courses are offered in-person and online. The Health Information Technology Curriculum is designed to provide individuals with the technical knowledge and skills to process, analyze, maintain, and report health information data in compliance with legal, accreditation, licensure and certification standards.

Edgecombe Community College: Health Information Technology Degree
Tarboro, NC. Courses are offered in-person and online. The Health Information Technology curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage, and report health information.

Forsyth Technical Community College: Health Information Technology Program
Winston-Salem, NC. Courses are primarily offered online, except for general education courses and Professional Practice Experiences (PPE). The Health Information Technology program prepares students for a career working with health information in diverse roles in a variety of healthcare settings. Health Information Technology professionals perform the essential functions of compiling, processing, analyzing, abstracting, managing, securing and reporting health information that is vital to providing quality patient care.

Guilford Technical Community College: Health Information Technology
Greensboro, NC.  Courses are offered mostly in-person, but some courses are offered online. The Health Information Technology curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage, and report health information.

Halifax Community College: Healthcare Informatics
Weldon, NC. Courses are offered in-person. The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Healthcare Informatics (A25590 HI) prepares students for employment as specialists in installation, data management, data archiving/retrieval, system design and support, and computer training for medical information systems. It is a concentration under the Information Technology program.

McDowell Tech Community College: Health Information Technology 
Marion, NC. Courses are offered in-person. The Health Information Technology curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage and report health information. Students will supervise departmental functions; classify, code, and index diagnoses and procedures; coordinate information for cost control, quality management, statistics, marketing, and planning; monitor governmental and non-governmental standards; facilitate research; and design system controls to monitor patient information security.

Mitchell Community College: Health Information Technology
Statesville, NC. Courses are offered in-person. Learn the essential skills to work in health information, a growing career field that includes coding and indexing diagnoses and procedures in health care and insurance companies. You may also work in coordinating information for designing controls, quality management, statistics, marketing, planning and compliance with government and industry standards and research.

Nash Community College: Healthcare Management Technology
Rocky Mount, NC. Courses are offered in-person. The Healthcare Management Technology curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment in healthcare business and financial operations. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the application of management principles to the healthcare environment.

Nash Community College: Healthcare Informatics
Rocky Mount, NC. Courses are offered in-person. The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software and/or hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum. Course work in the Healthcare Informatics concentration focuses on the study of informatics, systems analysis, networking / security technologies, data warehousing, data management, and healthcare computer infrastructure support. Emphasis is placed on hardware software support, data archiving/retrieval, system design and support, and computer training for medical information systems.

Piedmont Community College: Healthcare Management Technology
Roxboro, NC. Courses are offered in-person. The Healthcare Management Technology curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment in healthcare business and financial operations. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the application of management principles to the healthcare environment. The curriculum places emphasis on planning, organizing, directing, and controlling tasks related to healthcare organizational objectives including the legal and ethical environment. Emphasis is placed on the development of effective communication, managerial, and supervisory skills.

Pitt Community College: Health Information Technology Program
Winterville, NC. Courses are primarily offered online, but PPE courses are will occur near the student’s region. The HIT curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage, and report health information. 

Richmond Community College: Health Information Technology
Hamlet, NC. Courses are offered in-person. Richmond Community College offers Health Information Technology (HIT) under a Cooperative Agreement with Pitt Community College (PCC). Students can start at RichmondCC towards earning their HIT degree. However, the actual degree will be awarded by PCC. The Health Information Technology program prepares you for a job as a health information professional or technician that specializes in medical coding and billing. These technicians are responsible for the organization of a patient’s medical record, which begins with verifying that a patient’s initial medical charts are complete. Then, all this information must be entered into a computer. Additionally, health information professionals must regularly communicate with physicians to ensure accuracy, clarify diagnoses and obtain any supplementary information needed to update a patient’s file. Health information professionals who specialize in medical coding and billing can find employment in hospitals, doctors’ offices, law firms and insurance companies. Because of the nature of the work, technicians often have the opportunity to work from home.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College: Healthcare Management Technology
Salisbury, NC. Courses are offered in-person. The healthcare management technology program can greatly expand your employment opportunities in this exciting, innovative field. This program teaches strong skills in organization, leadership, quality assurance, and information technology management. Coursework prepares students to deal with the complex demands of large systems such as Medicaid and medical billing and coding.

Sandhills Community College: Health Information Technology
Pinehurst, NC. Courses are offered in-person and online. The Health Information Technology Curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage, and report health information.

Southwestern Community College: Health Information Technology
Sylva, NC. Courses are offered in-person. The Health Information Technology curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage, and report health information.

Undergraduate Degree Programs 

Appalachian State University: Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
Boone, NC. Courses are offered in-person. This program combines foundation business courses with those providing knowledge and understanding of the health care industry. With this strong curriculum, graduates are prepared for challenging management positions in a variety of health care organizations – from hospitals and health systems, to physician offices, long-term care facilities, consulting firms, pharmaceutical companies, or medical supply and equipment manufacturers.

Barton College: Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
Wilson, NC. Courses offered in-person and online. Through a blend of coursework from Barton’s Schools of Allied Health and Sport Studies, Nursing, and Business, you will gain the knowledge to be successful in a variety of careers in the healthcare spectrum. Field-based courses will enable you to apply your knowledge in real-life settings and jumpstart your career in the healthcare field.

Belmont Abbey College: Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Analytics (HIMA)
Belmont, NC. Courses offered in-person and online. The Health Information Management and Analytics (HIMA) program helps students develop the foundational knowledge and skills needed to transform, interpret, and administer healthcare data. It does so by grounding their course of study in the Catholic, Benedictine tradition and its moral framework so that they may develop a way to deliver healthcare that cherishes and builds the whole person. The HIMA program communicates to students the methods and skills of the discipline of health information management and analytics, while also preparing its graduates for service and ethical leadership in the healthcare community inspired and informed by the Benedictine Hallmarks, Ex Corde Ecclesiae, and the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.

East Carolina University: Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
Greenville, NC. Courses are offered in-person and online. The BS in Health Information Management (HIM) emphasizes the development of skills for managing health information and the systems that collect, store, retrieve, disseminate, and communicate said information to support organizational operations and clinical and business decision making.

East Carolina University: Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management
Greenville, NC. Courses are offered through a combination of in-person and online. The BS in Health Services Management provides health care practitioners and others with the skills and competencies to function as supervisors and managers in health care settings. Graduates will be prepared for mid-level management positions or for entrance into master's programs in allied health.

Fayetteville State University: Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
Fayetteville, NC. Courses are offered through a combination of in-person and online. You should choose this degree if you are planning to attain a career in the healthcare workplace. Based on your career goals, you will be taking courses geared toward: business administration, economics, healthcare, or human resource management.

Garner-Webb University: Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management
Boiling Springs, NC. Courses are offered in-person. Studying Healthcare Management will equip you with a strong understanding of the always-evolving healthcare industry environment and the principles and ethics of business, while also offering opportunities for internship experiences, to prepare you for a career as a manager in the field.

Methodist University: Minor in Health Care Information Management
Fayetteville, NC. Courses are offered in-person and online. The minor in Health Care Information Management is designed for those with an interest in health care, and for those with an interest in computers and health care management. Students who complete this minor are prepared to work in areas such as hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, and other areas where health care information management is required.

Methodist University: Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration
Fayetteville, NC. Courses are offered online. Methodist University’s online BS in Health Care Administration prepares students to balance health care theory and practice. Through this approach, students are given the opportunity to explore critical thinking processes that will have tangible benefits as they enter the field. Specifically, the coursework focuses on giving students the tools to respond to real-world challenges with modern, innovative health care solutions.

N.C. Wesleyan College: Bachelor of Healthcare Administration
Rocky Mount, NC. Courses are offered in-person. A degree in Healthcare Administration prepares students to be managers in a variety of healthcare industry settings. Using foundational courses from business, the degree builds on managerial principles to educate future healthcare leaders in areas of public health, economics, healthcare policy/law, data management, and strategy. Graduates with a B.S. in Healthcare Administration will be qualified to plan, manage data, and direct operations in healthcare facilities such as nursing homes, physician practices, and clinical settings such as hospitals or laboratories. This program is available as a major and an undergraduate certificate; also as a concentration within the Organizational Leadership major.

St. Andrews University: Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration
Laurinburg, NC. Courses are offered in-person. The Health Services Administration undergraduate program is an interdisciplinary major designed to prepare students for a career in the health services industry in an administrative capacity. The program of study will give students a broad view of the health care system and will prepare students for entry and mid-level management positions in areas such as hospitals, medical clinics; group medical practices; managed care organizations; long-term care facilities; insurance companies; home health agencies; and governmental health agencies. The program analyzes the structure of the health care industry; identifies cultural, legal and environmental factors that impact health and provides students with communication and management skills.

University of Mount Olive: Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Management
Mount Olive, NC. Courses are offered online. The Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Management (HCM), a transfer-friendly degree program offered by the Robert L. Tillman School of Business, is available 100% online for adult students. This program equips students with an understanding of fundamental business principles as well as thorough knowledge in the healthcare system. Additionally, HCM students become high-level strategists who acquire the expertise to create and evaluate new and innovative approaches in the business of healthcare.

University of Mount Olive: Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management
Mount Olive, NC. Courses are offered in-person and online. The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management (HCM) program prepares students for administrative careers in medicine (hospitals, clinics, and doctors’ offices), public health, managed care (insurance), population health, and health promotion. This program equips students with an understanding of fundamental business principles as well as thorough knowledge in the healthcare system. Additionally, HCM students become high-level strategists who acquire the expertise to create and evaluate new and innovative approaches in the business of healthcare.

Winston-Salem State University: Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management
Winston-Salem, NC. Courses are offered in-person and online. The Healthcare Management program produces graduates who are prepared to serve in a range of existing and emerging entry-level support, ancillary, and administrative positions across multiple health care settings.
 

Graduate Degree Programs

Belmont Abbey College: Master of Health Administration (MHA)
Belmont, NC. Courses are offered online. In keeping with its Catholic, Benedictine tradition, the Master of Healthcare Administration program will develop students’ knowledge in the complex and growing healthcare industry, preparing them to work as compassionate, spiritual servant leaders in healthcare organizations benefiting individuals and communities. The program will help students develop an understanding of Catholic social teachings as a foundation for their work in managing and administering healthcare services. Students will demonstrate an ability to integrate Catholic ethics and values into their interaction with patients, families, caregivers, co-workers, subordinates, and the community at large. Students complete a significant internship/capstone project that will prepare them to lead and succeed in the field in an administrative or managerial role.

Duke University: Master of Science in Nursing, Health Informatics major
Durham, NC. Courses are offered in-person and online. The health informatics major in our MSN Program prepares you to develop knowledge and skills in clinical information systems, strategic planning, project management, and a variety of technologies. Knowledge builds on concepts of data-information-knowledge meta-structures and incorporates systems lifecycle planning and expert clinical domain modeling. 

Duke University: Master of Management in Clinical Informatics
Durham, NC. Courses are offered in-person and online. The MMCi program prepares graduates for managerial and executive positions in health care. They will learn to operationalize, manage, and evaluate health IT in a variety of settings, including academia, government, and industry. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to merge technology with research and patient care and help improve human health. As information technology (IT) becomes increasingly important to the delivery of quality health care and research, so does the expertise required to manage the numerous IT challenges facing health care organizations worldwide. To meet the demand for informaticians and IT-conversant health professionals, Duke University’s School of Medicine is offering the Master of Management in Clinical Informatics (MMCi) program.

Duke University: Master in Interdisciplinary Data Science (MIDS), concentration in Biomedical Informatics
Durham, NC. Courses are offered in-person. This is a full-time two-year education program for students who want to work in biomedical informatics where strong data science skills are needed to address future biomedical informatics challenges. Students will be exposed to the interdisciplinary application of data science while developing skills applied to real-world problems in healthcare. The Master in Interdisciplinary Data Science—Concentration in Biomedical Informatics is a full-time two-year education program for students who want to work in biomedical informatics where strong data science skills are needed to address future biomedical informatics challenges.

East Carolina University: Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management
Greenville, NC. Courses are offered in-person or online. As the only CAHIIM accredited master’s program in the state, this is an intensive, fast-paced program for anyone interested in working in the exciting field of health care with an interest in technology. Our program offers a unique and comprehensive curriculum that prepares students to take on leadership and technology roles in the design, development and management of enterprise level health information systems.

Methodist University: Online Master of Science in Health Care Administration
Fayetteville, NC. Courses are offered online. Health care represents one of the most complex management and leadership environments in the world, and organizations in this industry are looking for highly qualified professionals. The online master’s in health administration from Methodist University responds to the need by preparing graduates for leadership across the health care continuum, including health systems/hospitals, medical practices, consulting, long term care facilities, and others.

Pfeiffer University: Master of Health Administration (MHA)
Misenheimer, NC. Courses are offered online. Pfeiffer University’s MHA program addresses all sectors of healthcare from hospitals to public health, practice management, long-term care, and insurance. With a curriculum that combines essential business and health services administration coursework, students learn and practice managerial, financial and legal skills. A network of more than 1,200 alumni and students who serve in key leadership positions for every major health system in North and South Carolina makes Pfeiffer’s MHA program the largest in the region.

Queens University of Charlotte: Master of Health Administration (MHA)
Charlotte, NC. Courses are offered online. The online MHA prepares you to apply core business principles to the variable healthcare setting. This combination of business acumen and healthcare subject-matter expertise enables you to structure, manage, and lead successful healthcare ventures. This sets Queens’ online MHA program apart from others.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Master of Professional Science in Biomedical and Health Informatics
Chapel Hill, NC. Courses are offered in-person or online. Graduates of the program will gain knowledge and skills in:

  • Management of large-scale projects related to clinical and public health information systems,
  • Development and evaluation of health information systems that impact clinical decision making and health care quality, and
  • Analysis and management of health data for improvement in clinical practice, biomedical research and public health services.

University of Mount Olive: Master of Business Administration: Healthcare Management
Mount Olive, NC. Courses are offered online. The Master of Business Administration: Healthcare Management (MBA-HCM) program provides students with the advanced knowledge and skills for promotion to executive leadership positions in healthcare. Offered 100% online through the Robert L. Tillman School of Business, the HCM concentration provides students with highly desirable expertise in healthcare quality, patient safety, law and compliance, finance, policy and strategy. MBA-HCM students will acquire a mastery of healthcare quality to reduce errors, maximize efficiency, and improve patient outcomes. Further, by improving their vocation in finance and coding, MBA-HCM students will excel at developing policies and strategies to keep their organizations viable and profitable in the ever-changing healthcare landscape. No GMAT or GRE are required.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte: Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics
Charlotte, NC. Courses are offered in-person. UNC Charlotte's Health Informatics and Analytics Master's program is designed in conjunction with industry leaders in the field, with the purpose of transforming the quality and efficiency of health care through data. Our unique programs provide students with the skills and knowledge to analyze and transform data into actionable intelligence in the pursuit of a healthier society.  Our program offers both a Graduate Certificate and a Master's degree, as well as a new, fully online pathway to completing the Graduate Certificate in as little as 11 months.

University of North Carolina at Pembroke: Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Healthcare Administration Online
Pembroke, NC. Courses are offered online. Prepare for exciting management opportunities within the growing field of healthcare. Gain an edge by exploring complex issues that have a daily impact on healthcare organizations, including how to manage economic, legal, policy and ethical issues.

University of North Carolina at Wilmington: Master of Healthcare Administration Program
Wilmington, NC. Courses are offered online. The UNC Wilmington Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) Program is a fully online program. The program is delivered in the online accelerated program (OAP) format admitting students six (6) times per academic year.  Courses are seven (7) weeks in length and are delivered asynchronously via the University’s learning management system. The 42 to 48 credit hour competency focused curriculum can be completed in as little as one (1) year by students who meet all preferred admission requirements.  The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) will prepare early to mid-level careerists, by providing transformative learning experiences and foundational knowledge and skills, to serve as effective managers and administrators within a wide range of healthcare organizations throughout Southeastern N.C. and beyond.

Winston-Salem State University: Masters in Healthcare Administration
Winston-Salem, NC. Courses are offered in-person and online. The MHA program is committed to being the premier, dynamic, graduate program focused on learning, service, and inclusively, where students from underrepresented populations and diverse backgrounds fulfill their potential as leaders in healthcare management.
 

Doctoral Degree Programs

Duke University: Doctor of Nursing Practice and Doctor of Philosophy with Specialty in Informatics
Durham, NC. Courses are offered in-person. Students seeking doctoral level training in Nursing may specialize in health informatics. While the foci of the DNP and PhD degrees differ, students pursuing either degree may elect health informatics as the topic of their doctoral research.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: PhD in Health Informatics
Chapel Hill, NC. Courses are offered in-person. The PhD in Health Informatics program at UNC Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) prepares graduate students to contribute to the field of biomedical and health informatics studies through research, teaching and exposure to practical biomedical and health informatics challenges. The Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP) PhD trains scholars for careers in research and instruction as well as leadership roles in the industry.  CHIP provides students with research experience, familiarity with biomedical and health informatics concepts, theories and methods.  In addition, the program supports an active research community at UNC-CH and strong connections to the thriving biomedical and health informatics industry in the Research Triangle Park, NC area.

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