Certificate in Healthcare Privacy and Security (DL)

Certificate in Healthcare Privacy & Security

This certificate will provide skills needed in the health care industry. The Certification in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS) credential is the only combined privacy and security certification available in the healthcare industry and is offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). CHPS denotes competence in designing, implementing, and administering comprehensive privacy and security protection programs in all types of healthcare organizations.


Healthcare Privacy and Security : Online

What is Healthcare Privacy and Security : Online?

This certificate will provide skills needed in the health care industry. The Certification in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS) credential is the only combined privacy and security certification available in the healthcare industry and is offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). CHPS denotes competence in designing, implementing, and administering comprehensive privacy and security protection programs in all types of healthcare organizations.

As the rapidly evolving healthcare industry faces increasing challenges with keeping personal health information protected – including growing volumes of electronic health records, new government regulations, and a more complex IT security landscape – there is a growing need to ensure knowledgeable and credentialed security and privacy practitioners are in place to protect this sensitive information. Candidates for the CHPS credential need specialized education in healthcare privacy and security to prepare them for the exam. People who hold this certification will be more marketable and will demand higher wages.

Career Possibilities

Graduates of this certificate may pursue manager, privacy and security officer and compliance positions in any organization that handles patient healthcare data. These organizations may include but not be limited to hospitals, physician practices, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, state and federal government, mental health agencies and long term care facilities. Current compliance or healthcare privacy and security managers/staff may benefit from this certificate with increased knowledge and validation of their knowledge and education.

The following information is provided to you per U.S. Department of Education regulations:
The Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes for this certificate program are found at http://www.onetonline.org/find/quick?s=healthcare+privacy+and+security.

Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, require institutions to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). View this program’s most recent disclosure information including program costs, median loan debt at program completion, normal time to completion and normal time to completion rates, and job placement rate (if reported) at http://www.ucclermont.edu/content/dam/clermont/gainful-employment/healthcare-privacy-and-security-new/Healthcare%20Privacy%20and%20Security.html.

Majoring in Healthcare Privacy and Security : Online

The Healthcare Privacy and Security certificate program is a one year online certificate that prepares the student to sit for the national Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS) credential.  The CHPS credential:

  • Denotes competence in designing, implementing, and administering comprehensive privacy and security protection programs in all types of healthcare organizations
  • Demonstrates a choice to focus and advance by specializing in the privacy and security dimensions of HIM
  • Shows a commitment to advancing privacy and security management practices and lifelong learning and professional development

For more information regarding the CHPS credential, please visit the following website:

http://www.ahima.org/certification/chps

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

UC Clermont has one of the lowest tuitions for online studies. In addition, this certificate is approved for financial aid, dependent on student eligibility. Course scheduling is flexible as students may attend full-time or part-time with admission into the certificate program in any semester (fall, spring or summer).

For specifics regarding the CHPS certification, visit this website: http://www.ahima.org/certification/chps.aspx

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.

Transferring to UC Requirements

You must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.

Changing Majors within UC Requirements

Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices (including ours, (513) 732-5319). You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

International Student Requirements

You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513) 556-2069 for details, or email international.admissions@uc.edu with questions.


Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.

Graduation Requirements

You must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor or Student Success and Retention Services (513) 732-5319 for specific information well in advance of your final semester.

Application Deadlines

For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Quick Facts

Undergraduate Certificate Degree in Healthcare Privacy and Security : Online

Full-Time Program Duration

1 Years

Location

UC Clermont & UC East

Contact

Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
Phone: (513) 732-5319
Enrollment Services
clermont.admissions@uc.edu