Feng Shui Health Tips For General Health and Good Emotional State

In this article we will give a number of feng shui health tips for those who want to boost both, their general health and emotional state. Following are tips to boost your health using feng shui fountains, salt water cure, plants, air, light, color, and sound. All of these means will help to purify the energy in your home, increase the healthy energy Chi, decrease the unhealthy energy Sha Chi, and thus promote health. Fountains: Fountains are an extremely powerful feng shui cure. Water is the source of life, and humans consist of 60% water. Fountains create a soothing and relaxing sound that helps to reduce the everyday stress and tension. They help you feel better, similar to how you feel in nature. Moreover, fountains add moisture to the air and emit healthy negative ions. You can place them anywhere you want, except for the bedroom, as it may disturb your sleep. Salt water cure: This purifier captures the bad Sha Chi energy and improves health; this feng shui health charm can be purchased or made. It is made using a pilsner glass, salt, six Chinese coins, and water. It is placed where you want to purify or boost the energy, such as the health zone, wealth, love, or career zone. You need to be careful not to touch it or move it too much. The glass will start to form crystals from the “captured bad energy”; it needs to be replaced when a number of larger crystals build up; it needs to be discarded in a sealed container. Indoor plants: Plants purify the air and promote positive energy Chi. They can be placed anywhere in your home; plants with round leaves will also help to boost wealth. Air: Air is essential to humans – we breathe in air every few seconds. Air is like an invisible fuel for our bodies. The feng shui health tip in regard to air is to open the windows in your home/office frequently, even if it’s just for a few minutes at a time. Light: Light has a large impact on humans. The best light for us is natural light, and the worst is the flickering fluorescent light. Fluorescent light bulbs have become a part of our interiors. Many people use them in corridors, and even kitchens and bathrooms, as these light bulbs cost less and last longer than regular ones. However, fluorescent light is extremely bad for health – it has been known to cause dermatitis, bipolar swings, fatigue, and headaches in some people. The feng shui health tip: replace fluorescent bulbs with regular wherever you can, and try to create more access for natural light in your home. Color: Colors impact our mood and feelings. For instance, green is neutral, blue is relaxing and soothing, while red is energizing and agitating. If you suspect that your rooms have wrong colors (colors that you don’t like), consider redecorating these rooms using the colors that make you feel good. Sound: Sounds are also important for our health – they need to create a soothing and relaxing atmosphere. You can use wind chimes, bells, and indoor water fountain for pleasing sounds indoors.

Create An Atmosphere Conducive To Good Health Through Feng Shui Health Tips

A little extra luck and guidance never hurt anybody and this is the reason why more and more people are welcoming the wisdom of Feng Shui guidance in their life. Feng Shui (pronounced as Fung Shway) is a 3000 year old Chinese practice that balances the various elements of wind, water, earth and fire and the male and female energies to achieve peace, harmony and success. The four major aspects of every individual’s life are career, health, wealth and relationships and this practice can play a positive role in each of these aspects. All the four aspects are equally important in every individual’s life and if one is negatively affected it can cause immense dissatisfaction and trouble. One such crucial area of our life is our health and Feng Shui health tips can ensure that we maintain a positive environment conducive to the health of all the family members. If we have noticed that someone or the other constantly falls ill and there seems to be a lot of negativity in the atmosphere, maybe its time to reanalyze the way your house or office layout has been designed and the décor of the living space. At times all that Feng Shui health tips suggest is the re-arrangement of the existing set of furniture in your house or office. This kind of shuffling allows the chi (energy) to flow in a positive manner and bring in good health and prosperity into your life. The direction in which we sleep is also a crucial factor under the Feng Shui health tips and guidance. Each of us has a number calculated according to our date of birth and this is known as the kua number. The kua number provides the auspicious and inauspicious directions for each of the four areas of our life, health being one of them. The kua number guides us in knowing the right direction for an individual to sleep in and another direction that promotes good health. If you are genuinely interested in implementing Feng Shui health tips, then it would be best to memorize the directions and use them accordingly to the best of your advantage. Also, ensure that you have no dead or dried flowers in the house, as they contain an excess of Yin energy which is negative for the health of the individuals in the house. Alternatively you could consider keeping artificial or synthetic flowers to achieve your aesthetic satisfaction. The lighting and décor of every room also plays an important role while implementing the corrective Feng Shui health tips. The light should be moderate and never too harsh to induce positive vibes in an environment. Also the entrance of a home or office should be well lighted to attract positive energies into your life. The ulu is another popular object used to positively influence the health of the individuals living in the house. In order to upgrade your life and invite prosperity, peace and harmony into your life, get the advice and counsel of an authentic Feng Shui expert and see the positive changes taking place.

Creative Financing For Your Mortgage – Pros And Cons Of Using Creative Financing

Why Don’t We Hear More About Creative Financing? The largest majority of residential real estate financing is provided to home buyers by traditional mortgage lenders through traditional channels. However, there are multiple alternatives to the traditional mortgage that are unknown to most borrowers, and some of these alternatives present potentially greater benefits. The reason for the lack of popularity of such options is they have miniscule or even non-existent compensation for mortgage brokers. Since brokers account for the largest majority of loan originations, these agencies and their employees will obviously steer borrowers toward options that provide better commission. The Pros – However, for the borrower with the time and motivation to investigate alternative funding methods for real estate purchase, there exists a wealth of information and resources that can lead to property acquisition without the need for a traditional bank loan. Some of the positive aspects of such programs are lower overall costs, less stringent documentation requirements, and potentially significant leverage opportunity. Some of the potential risks associated with such alternative methods include a lack of contract guarantees, inability to capitalize on market fluctuations, time pressure, and the need for reliance on multiple individuals and/or organizations. The Cons – For the inexperienced real estate investor or home buyer, the use of such alternative financing techniques is usually not recommended simply because of the dramatic risks and potential problems. Home buyers are usually best suited to mortgage loans with predictable and fixed payments, and the use of unorthodox acquisition techniques presents a plethora of complications that could threaten the home owner’s ability to retain possession of the property. The majority of alternative financing solutions are utilized by professional and experienced real estate investors whose knowledge of such methods includes enough a comprehensive understanding of the worst case scenario. Only those investors who are sophisticated enough and have large enough financial reserves to handle any potential problems should consider the use of techniques outside the traditional lending channels. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=133627&ca=Finances

Creative Halloween Costumes: How to Be Creative on a Budget

There are many contests for the best Halloween costumes October comes. Mothers and kids all work together in order to bag the grandest prize or just simply to receive the most goodies into their Halloween bags. Either way, Halloween is really a fun time to don the cutest, most hilarious, and the scariest outfits for that special day. It is a time to have an excuse to be somebody else (or make fun of somebody else). Shopping malls and specialty stores pile up on various Halloween wear during this time of year. Unfortunately, you will most likely find yourself having the same costume as someone else. You do not want your friends all wearing the same costumes as you. Now that would be scary! Sometimes, some of these costumes are not cheap. So, why not look around the house and in your backyard to make a costume that is uniquely yours and save more money in the process. Here are some easy and fun and simple Halloween costumes. .. A Savvy GhostUsing the same old white sheet with slits for eyes as your Casper like costume, why not make your ghost extra cute by dressing it up a little. For the girls, put a little lipstick by the mouth area. Put on fake lashes. For an extra stylistic touch to your costume accessories! Stick on some fun fake earrings or a toy necklace. The boys may add character to their ghost costume by putting on a bandanna around the head, or any hats. How about that for an exciting ghost! Tourist on VacationIt will be authentic for you to be a typical tourist. If you paint your face and arms with just a small amount of brown body paint that will show a tanned tourist. Boys can don their typical Hawaiian shirts and shorts, and camera slings around their necks. Girls can wear shirts, shorts and sandals. Then bring along big tote transparent bags with maps, a book, a bikini, and sun block lotion. And do not forget straw hats! Use more flamboyant ones for the ladies. Grandma and Grandpa WannabesOne can easily borrow his grandmas or grandpas clothes to get this look (or check out old clothes from the attic). Boys can get old flannel shirts, big old pants, and a walking cane. Girls can put on an old, ruffled-style dress, old and thick stockings, oxford shoes and bring along a large purse. Both can style their hair using temporary hair color (silvery white, of course), or they can just dust it with a little bit of baby powder or flour. To have that aged look on their faces, apply egg whites smoothly over face. Straight out from the Grocery Store lookGet a big box from the garage that is right for your body size. Cut holes on the sides and the bottom (for your arms and legs). Paint the box with your favorite cereal brand. Then use black or colored tights, gloves and a wig to look more fun! Mother NaturePrim up your old leotards with anything from the garden leaves, twigs and a couple of flowers. Glue them on to your leotards. Put on a face mask, and later you can attach some small leaves and flowers around it to go with the rest of the outfit. You can also paint your body with the color of nature. Be the hit of a party for less! Bring out your creative juices and use whatever you have around your home. Nevertheless, you do well for our planet by recycling some of your stuff. There are a lot of interesting DIYs for your Halloween costumes, you just have to free your imagination. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=603325&ca=Entertainment

Re-Discovering Your Creative Energy: A Few Simple Ideas to Help You Find Your Creative Self

If you’re looking for ways to re-discover your creative side and release the artist within, here are a few simple activities that you can do to get the creative energy flowing. First of all…Express Yourself!! What type of personality do you have? Are you able to express that personality freely at work or with friends? If not, tackle one of these projects and let your personality shine! • Decorate your house, or at least one room, the way you like it. It doesn’t matter what anyone else tells you, just decorate your room, your way. It’s your room! This will help you unleash your own self-expression. I am an artist at my core. My husband Dan and I hand-textured the walls of our home with true Venetian plaster in shades of blue, purple, green, yellow, and brick that we had custom-created and caused a bit of a stir. The beautiful and very bold lavender/wine/plum color we created, for example, was actually named “Garrison Purple” by the vendor. More on this in a moment. • Dress the way you want. If tackling the house is too big of a job, then take a look at your wardrobe. Dress how you want to dress. Trust yourself and trust your instincts. You are dressing for you, not the world. Don’t worry; you can express yourself while still being professional at work. A very successful friend who works in a high-profile industry calls herself an ‘artist’s palette’. While some people have insisted that business suits should be part of my professional attire, the fact is that Levi’s and cotton sweaters are my standard uniform, along with Locals flip flops from Hawaii. You have to find ways in everything you do to allow creativity to flow through you. This can be as simple as the way you sign a letter, mail an envelope, the way you dress, or the house that you live in. Change Your Routine If you’re stuck in a rut, or have a ‘creativity block’, find things that will take you out of your normal routine. It doesn’t really matter how stimulating your work or home life is. After awhile, you adapt to whatever you do on a day to day basis and things become mundane, expected, rote, and yes, ordinary. When you take a moment to step out of your normal routine for some well deserved me time, you’ll be open to new ideas and new thoughts. So, just how can you easily step out of your normal routine? 1. Read a book that you wouldn’t usually pick up. A mentor of mine suggested borrowing one title each month that I would not, under normal circumstances, even consider reading. I learned all about true Venetian plaster, for example, this way, and now our home is definitely a showcase for out-of-the-ordinary colors! 2. Watch a funny or uplifting movie that you wouldn’t typically choose to watch. 3. Compliment a stranger with sincerity. I learn an incredible number of things from new people. 4. Go shopping at a store that you have never been to. You don’t necessarily have to buy anything, just go in and look around. I decided to learn how to kiln fire my own glass tiles by shopping at one of the stores my husband insisted we would never set foot into. 5. Meet a friend you haven’t seen for a long time and listen twice as much as you would normally talk. and… 6. Send an unexpected and heartfelt card to someone you care about! Another simple activity to increase your creativity is to fully pay attention to your surroundings for a change. You may laugh and think that is absolutely ridiculous after all, you see the same things and people everyday. And you probably even drive the same route to and from work, too. I invite you to take a few moments and actually pay attention to your surroundings, to be aware and open rather than dismissive of the ordinary. See things the way they are and not the way you think they are. Our neighbor’s tree is putting on an amazing color show this year; I’ve taken several of the leaves and framed them for our home. In turn, several friends have requested the pressed leaves pictures for themselves. A few more examples: • Take a different route home from work. Discover shortcuts or new neighborhoods. • Sit on a park bench and watch the people, the children and the surroundings. • Have you ever really paid attention to the people in your office? What about the person that sits right across from you? Take five or ten minutes and take notice. Don’t stare, just pay attention. You may find that other people can be quite the source of inspiration for creativity. Use Your Imagination If you have a favorite poem or story that you loved as a child, why not sit down and start writing that story and make the changes that you always thought should be there. What was Jack really up to when it came to that bean stalk? Did Rapunzel have a wig? You don’t have to re-invent the wheel, simply make the everyday and ordinary your own. Get the Crayolas back out and color the flowers you draw whatever colors you choose. My Mom nearly fainted when I told her Dan and I were plastering the bedroom in two shades of the Garrison Purple. Funny how things change sometimes: She now wants a similar set of custom-created colors for her own home. Increasing your creativity starts in small, simple ways. Your life is filled with opportunities for you to test your creative energies and the world is full of color, movement, stories and fun. There is no right or wrong in art, either, so enjoy yourself and let your creative self shine! Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=327512&ca=Self+Help

You Have The Creative Power Of A Genius: How To Be A Creative Problem Solver In 5 Easy Steps.

You were born a creative genius. We all were. Most of us learned something different from our family, school and friends. Creativity is not the same as intelligence (IQ). You do not need a college degree; you are not too young or too old. As a matter of fact, your brain can improve with age as long as you use it! The great thing about pursuing creative endeavors is that it keeps your mind from thinking negative, unproductive thoughts. How to be a Creative Problem Solver in 5 Easy Steps: Keep in mind that all five of these steps are individual to you. You may come back to a step several times through the creative process. You may even get a flash of insight anywhere along in the process. Have fun and enjoy the ride. 1. Gather Information It’s important to have plenty of information about your “problem” or project. Be resourceful in looking for information and remember that your thinking process is very visual. Have you been to a library recently and flipped through a few books? When you look on the Internet, look at pictures as well as content. Look in areas you may think are unrelated. Take a few notes yet don’t be compulsive about it. Evaluate your project: what is your desired outcome? Who else is involved and what might they want? What do you want to learn from this experience? Don’t forget to speak with other people…people in your same field and outside of it. Ask them open-ended questions (such as “What do you think about….?” “What would you do if…?”) Now it’s time to let it simmer and incubate. Give all this information to your subconscious and go do something else. 2. Be Active Your brain represents only about 2% of your body’s weight, yet it utilizes about 20% of the body’s oxygen! Wow, you really have to feed your brain for it to work properly. This means physical activity. Do something simple, it doesn’t have to be a specific exercise regimen. Go for a walk. Wash your car. Ride a bike. Take some dance lessons. Have fun! Let your mind wander and allow your project/problem to be in the background. Your brain is working on it while you do other things. 3. Change perspective Look at your project from many different views. What do you see…or what do you think you see? How to see your project in a new light: ask yourself how it would look if you were an astronaut, or an 8 year old, or the Pope, or had all the money in the world, or had none. How do the other people involved see it? Compare your project to something completely unrelated: what’s the same about your project and your shoe, your dog, or the idea of tomorrow. These are all exercises in contrast and juxtaposition….great for fostering creativity, Knowing that “thinking” is visual and symbolic, draw diagrams. Get some large pieces of paper (larger than 8.5×11). Put a circle in the middle and label that as your “problem”. As your problem dictates, create other shapes as the different aspects of your problem. How are they attached to that original circle? After engaging in this activity, you will definitely see things you did not see before. By now you should be able to clearly make a few statements defining the problem. Write those down. Perhaps you have divided your problem into sections and can address each section separately. You are now at the point of… 4. Brainstorming! You have heard of brainstorming. Have you ever really done it? Really generating lots of ideas?This activity is better with collaboration, getting more willing participants involved creates even more ideas. Notice I said willing participants. This does not work with people who are close-minded. Review the problem, clarify the goal. Set a time period and start writing as fast as possible. Three keys to effective brainstorming: speed, quantity and non-judgment. Your goal should be 30-40 ideas, even a hundred ideas depending on your project. Out of those you will get some really good ones, and a lot of bad ones. Did Thomas Edison invent the light bulb on the first try? NO! 5. Analysis You now have a lot of ideas to work with. Here is the time for conscious analysis. Review and categorize your ideas. Throw out the ones that really don’t work, but not until you take a close look at them. You are being analytical, refrain from being too judgmental. You may have found solutions to completely unrelated problems! Anywhere in this process, you might find the perfect idea. Or, you may have to go through these steps several times. People that are very creative have the habit of engaging in creative mental processes. You can develop this habit, too. It’s simply a way of thinking. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=164728&ca=Self+Help

Creative Writing: Tips To Make Your Creative Written Work Sell

Creative writing is one of the most difficult jobs in the world. However, you really don’t need a special talent for it. What you need is a paper, a pen and a very good imagination that is worthy of telling your story to other people. With good imagination, you can really capture your audience’s minds and keep them reading your work. However, you have to know that a good imagination is simply not enough when you are writing. You also need to consider quite a few things first before you start writing. It is a fact that many authors find it hard to write an article or a novel. So, if you are experiencing difficulty in writing an article or a novel, it is just natural. The first thing you need to consider is to have an appropriate environment in order for you to concentrate on work. Create your own writing environment to enable you to write more effectively and think more effectively. Consider the clothes you wear, the music you want to hear while writing, the temperature of the room, the lighting, the chair and a lot more. You should be comfortable with all these things. If you are, you will find it easier to write. You will also need to have a writing schedule. You have to remember that nothing can be more frustrating when writing when someone is always barging in your writing time. You need to know when you can write in order to avoid interruptions from friends, family, co-workers or whomever that may interrupt you when you are writing. You have to concentrate on writing so you have to turn off anything that will interrupt you. Consider diverting all calls to a machine, turn off your pager, mobile phones, PDA and others that may interrupt you. Remember that you will be in another world in creative writing; you have to get out of the real world. It is recommended that you should write when you are at your mental best or when you are not tired. However, some of the best novels were written on hours that would normally be your bedtime, try and write during these hours and determine if it will indeed affect your writing positively. If it doesn’t, you should stick to your regular schedule where your mental state is at its prime. If you are writing about a character, you should relate to them. Imagine you are that character and know their different behaviors and talk to an imaginary character. By doing this, you can effectively show your characters personality and will definitely make your readers think as if the character is real. Writing is a very hard task to do. It will affect you physically and mentally. If you want to ease the tension, you have to invest in good writing tools that are readily available in the market. A fast desktop computer is a great way to start and as well as a writing software program that will enable you to write more effectively. It is also recommended that you purchase a large flat screen monitor to make it easier for your eyes. These are some of the things you need for you to be able to write more effectively. Creative writing is a very tiring task to do, by following these advices, you will definitely write a good novel that everyone will surely buy. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=103325&ca=Writing

3 Creative Health Insurance Plans for Small Businesses

Owning a small business or pursuing your entrepreneurial dreams is full of benefits. However, the one issue that small businesses, freelancers, and entrepreneurs often struggle with is health insurance. Here are some facts about Americans who lack health insurance:

– 3.5 million uninsured people work full time and earn over $75,000 a year
– 60% of people without health insurance are people that have full time jobs
– 18% feel of people say they don’t have health insurance because they feel they are “invincible”
– Those that don’t feel invincible worry that a medical emergency could destroy their financial future.

After trying a quote or two online and becoming disheartened by the cost of individual health insurance plans, many small business owners and entrepreneurs manage their health care by “hoping” that they won’t get sick. While hoping for good health may help for a while, it’s not a permanent solution and one that is constantly weighing on the mind of the uninsured.

However, there are more options for individual and small business group health care than many people realize. In this article, we’ll discuss three creative health insurance plans for the small business owner:

Group Plans

Many people don’t realize this, but a business run by a solo entrepreneur can quality for a group health plan in many states! The advantage of a group health care plan is that it is often more affordable than an individual plan. When your business offers a group health care plan it’s an attractive incentive for employees to join your company so that you can attract top talent and grow your business as needed. In some states it is even possible to cover contracted 1099 employees with a group health care plan.

Health Care Spending Accounts (HSA’s)

Many people have never heard of a Health Care Spending Account. Those who have heard of HSA’s are often under the impression that Health Care Spending Accounts are only an option for wealthy and healthy- but this is not the case!

A Healthcare Spending Account provides a tax free place to keep money that will be used for qualified medical expenses for you and your family. By making voluntary, tax free contributions to your HSA, you have money on hand to pay for medical expenditures that is tax-free upon withdrawal. Because of tax savings, you are likely pay less with an HSA than with a traditional individual health care plan.

Benefits Carving

In some states, you can ‘carve out’ benefits from a standard health care package as a way to lower monthly premiums. There may be feature of a standard health care package that you don’t need and therefore may not need to pay a premium for. For example, you may want to build a plan that allows you 2 doctor visits per year for a low co-pay and agree to pay the full amount for any visits beyond your allotted amount. Any number of creative mix and match options are available to arrive at a premium that is right for you.

Affordable Health Care is a Reality with a Creative Plan

Health insurance agents who understand health care plans inside and out can help you find a plan that meets your needs and price range. By getting quotes yourself online, you may be missing out on ways to cut down costs.

Boost Your Creativity By Granting Yourself A Fresh Perspective

What makes creative output creative? How do you recognize creativity when you see it or hear it? Imagination, originality and inspiration all come into the mix, for sure, but does creativity have to be an example of something utterly new? I don’t believe that it does… some of the most strikingly creative works generate their impact by offering a new perspective. They illuminate the previously invisible in a thought-provoking new way.

It’s all too easy to get stuck in a same-old same-old pattern of thinking about life and how you live it. Restrictive habits have a habit of sneaking up on you quieter than a mouse in silk slippers. But if you truly want to live your life creatively, to revel in the joys of eccentricity and to produce creative output in a sustainable way, you need to keep your eyes, ears and brain actively on the alert for new viewpoints.

Granting yourself the opportunity of a fresh perspective on a regular basis is fundamental to your creative health. In experimenting with a fresh angle, you’re far more likely to come up with some novel questions for yourself, along with some engagingly creative answers too.

The most straightforward way to get a different perspective is to go somewhere that’s not part of your normal, everyday routine. By positioning yourself physically and geographically in a different place, you can access different mental and emotional perspectives too.

This is often what happens when you go on holiday – after a day or two you begin to see the challenges you had when you left home as somehow separate from your holiday self. The physical distance enables you to gain an emotional distance too. And with the emotional distance comes the opportunity to see the whole situation from a new mental perspective, offering the opportunity to come up with innovatively different possibilities. Einstein famously stated that you can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created. Similarly you often can’t solve problems in the place in which they were created.

New surroundings provide fertile ground for creative ideas too, of course. Anywhere that opens you to a sense of new experience will get your creativity sparking. And it doesn’t only happen in those beautiful, relaxing places where you can enjoy reflective time, although the opportunity is distinctly pleasant! More often still, the creative sparks come thick and fast when you’re outside of your comfort zone. So don’t shrink from the scarily unknown… try embracing it as a raw creativity opportunity instead!

Here’s a surprisingly effective and very simple exercise you can experiment with… Sometime in the next few days when you’re in your car on an everyday journey that you know well, stop the car in the middle of the route. Stop somewhere you wouldn’t normally stop, making sure it’s a safe place to park the car, of course! Then get out of your car and look. Really look. What do you notice from your new, stationary perspective? And what happens when you bring more than just your sense of sight into play? Use all your senses. Now what do you notice?

So… granting yourself a fresh perspective can be engineered very simply in an environmental context. All that’s required is that you either position yourself somewhere entirely new, somewhere you’ve never set foot before. Or that you take the time to be consciously alive in a place you know so well that you’ve stopped being truly aware of it.

Go and breathe in a new environment – feel your creative heartbeat quicken.

ONLINE EDUCATION (Health Care Informatics Certificate)

This certificate program is designed for health care and nurse professionals interested in pursuing or advancing in careers associated with health care informatics and technology. Individuals with little or no background in Informatics receive an overview of informatics as it relates to delivery within a health care facility. The program is designed to provide the learner with current knowledge in concepts of health care informatics, systems life cycle, and data management. The 10 credit-bearing specialization is available as a certificate program for students. The four courses in the informatics specialization certificate program are available at campuses offering nursing or health care degree programs using a variety of delivery methods.

Certificate in Healthcare Informatics Program Features and Benefits:

Quality: Fully accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
Flexible: Totally online – you never have to come to campus, you can complete it at your own pace.
Career-oriented: Provides the groundwork for improved ability to serve as a liaison to clinicians, health care administrators and other health care professionals as well as non-health care professionals in the use of current and emerging computer technologies.
Affordable: Special tuition for employees of partnering corporations and health systems.

The health care informatics certificate program provides an opportunity for health care professionals, particularly those professionals without a BS in nursing, to acquire knowledge and skills in the rapidly progressing field of informatics. With the recent movement towards the adoption of the electronic health record and the need for IT infrastructure to increase patient safety and facilitate evidence-based practice, there is a growing need for more informatics specialists. This certificate provides opportunities for those new to the field and those who may be practicing in the field and need a professional update.

The curriculum includes both individual learning and team-based activities to develop collaboration skills, a necessity for this multidisciplinary field. Self-guided materials are combined with team assignments and lectures. Teams, selected to maximize professional diversity, work on case presentations and develop a capstone project, all of which are centered on real-world problems. The program concludes with a commencement and career fair day.
The format of the class is a blend of online and in-person training. The majority of the course materials are available on-line, consisting of lectures, reading materials, quizzes, tests, and discussion boards. On-line and remote collaboration occurs throughout the duration of the program between fellow students, team members, and faculty.
Now, more than ever, health care needs forward-thinking leaders. Help to build the industry’s future with a graduate level Certificate in Health Care Informatics.
A trend-setting innovator in health care education for more than 40 years, This one-of-a-kind opportunity for creative health care professionals who already hold a bachelor’s degree–and who are motivated to make a difference.
The health care informatics certificate program is offered in an online format that’s tailored to fit within a working adult’s busy schedule. You’ll have the freedom to:

Take classes where and when it’s convenient for you.
Collaborate with faculty and classmates through interactive online communities.
Explore topics independently, created in partnership with Johns Hopkins University.
Apply what you’ve learned directly to your current job.
Advance your education while balancing school, work, and family.

The health care informatics certificate program provides an opportunity for health care professionals, particularly those professionals without a BS in nursing, to acquire knowledge and skills in the rapidly progressing field of informatics. With the recent movement towards the adoption of the electronic health record and the need for IT infrastructure to increase patient safety and facilitate evidence-based practice, there is a growing need for more informatics specialists. This certificate provides opportunities for those new to the field and those who may be practicing in the field and need a professional update.

Become an Expert in Health Care Informatics
The Health Care Informatics Certificate program consists of six courses totaling 17 credits. You’ll learn how informatics is already changing the U.S. health care system, while exploring informatics’ vast untapped potential to improve health care delivery.
Working with dynamic faculty who have years of first-hand experience in health care informatics, you’ll develop career-building skills and expertise in subjects such as:

Data standards
Informatics project management
Relational database systems
Planning, design, and implementation of informatics systems
Ethical, legal, and policy issues

In this fully online, interactive program, you’ll learn core concepts and technologies related to the design, integration, implementation and evaluation of clinical information systems. And, you’ll engage with expert faculty and peers representing a variety of professional roles and settings–from physicians and nurses to systems analysts.
A partnership between Program, this 19-unit certificate complements the university’s graduate program by providing a meaningful option for working professionals who desire an applied program of study and want to get up to speed quickly. Benefit from expertise in medicine, nursing, public health and computer engineering, while gaining practical knowledge you can put to work immediately.

You May Qualify For Financial Aid.