Capella University recently launched five new online informatics programs that focus on the use of data and technology in healthcare settings to improve individual patient outcomes and overall healthcare quality, according to a news release.
The new programs include MSN and RN-to-MSN Nursing Informatics specializations, an MHA Health Care Informatics specialization, and Nursing Informatics and Health Care Informatics certificates.
Capella also is expanding its innovative FlexPath direct-assessment learning model to two additional specializations, the mobile specialization and the web application specialization in its bachelor of science in information technology, system development program.
Capella’s MSN and RN-to-MSN in nursing informatics are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and align with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Quality & Safety Education for Nurses and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Capella’s curriculum for the master’s in Health Care Informatics and the Health Care Informatics certificate is built around real-world healthcare problems to ensure students gain the skills they need to take on leadership roles through their career, according to the release.
All of Capella’s new informatics programs use Capella’s exclusive Vila Health simulated health system, a virtual lab that allows students to practice real-world informatics situations and challenges firsthand, including improving interoperability, clinical workflow, meaningful-use initiatives and population health, according to the release.