The Harvard Chan School Executive and Continuing Professional Education Business Applications for AI in Health Care Certificate of Specialization is for all health care stakeholders, from the doctor’s office to the business suite. Those who will benefit from this certificate include CEOs, CIOs, Chief Medical Informatics Officers, Chief Medical Officers, Clinicians, Data Scientists, Engineers, Finance Professionals, Implementation Specialists, Product and Project Managers, and Venture Capital Investors.
To earn your Business Applications for AI in Health Care Certificate of Specialization, you must complete two courses of three courses: AI for Health Care: Concepts and Applications, Innovation with AI in Health Care, and Implementing Health Care AI into Clinical Practice. Click the link to each program for more information, including agenda topics and the next iteration’s date.
“This certification provides a deep understanding of how artificial intelligence can be used in business applications to improve patient outcomes, reduce costs, and enhance operational efficiency. I am truly grateful to have had the opportunity to participate and learn from such world renowned experts. I hope to be able to build upon this foundation, continue to learn and eventually help create an impactful change in the healthcare.” —Dr. Anuja Joshi, BSc, MSc, OD, Doctor at CareMount Medical – Optum
Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to commonly asked questions about the certificate below.
How much does this Certificate of Specialization cost?
There is no set price for the Business Applications for AI in Health Care Certificate of Specialization as those pursuing the certificate will pay for each individual course separately. For the cost of each course, please visit the program pages below:
Which course do I start with?
We recommend that participants begin their certificate journey with AI in Health Care: Concepts and Applications and subsequently take either Innovation with AI in Health Care or Implementing Health Care AI into Clinical Practice. The reason is that AI for Health Care covers more foundational concepts upon which Innovation with AI in Health Care and Implementing Health Care AI into Clinical Practice builds.
However, if you already have a background in artificial intelligence and these program dates do not fit your schedule, you are welcome to reverse the order, but please be aware that if you take Innovation with AI in Health Care or Implementing Health Care AI into Clinical Practice first, some concepts in AI for Health Care will be review for you.
How long do I have to complete the Certificate?
Participants have up to 5 years to complete the Certificate of Specialization. For those who have already completed at least one program, please note that course credit must be obtained within a rolling 5-year window. As of 2024, course credit must be from calendar year 2020 or later to count towards the certificate. The rolling 5-year windows for course credit are as follows:
I took Applied Artificial Intelligence in Health Care previously—does that contribute to the Certificate of Specialization?
Those who have taken Applied Artificial Intelligence for Health Care will receive credit toward the Business Applications for AI in Health Care Certificate of Specialization and need only take Innovation with AI in Health Care to qualify.
Can I take the courses individually?
AI for Health Care: Concepts and Applications, Innovation with AI in Health Care and Implementing Health Care AI Into Clinical Practice can be taken individually, and you will receive a Certificate of Participation for each course. However, to obtain the Certificate of Specialization, you will need to take both courses.
What is the difference between a Certificate of Specialization and Certificate of Participation?
A Certificate of Participation is awarded to participants who complete individual programs at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Executive and Continuing Professional Education, and a Certificate of Specialization is awarded to those who complete multiple courses in a specific subject area. Both credentials signify a commitment to professional development, and a Certificate of Specialization takes it a step further by showcasing your expertise in several areas of health care leadership.
What is the advantage of earning a Certificate of Specialization?
In an ever-changing industry like health care, developing new skills and learning the latest best practices can help accelerate your career, aid in your personal development, and provide valuable lessons that will benefit you and your organization. A Certificate of Specialization signifies to current and future employers that you have taken the initiative to hone your skills in several key disciplines.
Who can I contact to learn more?
If you have any questions about the certificate and/or individual programs, please email Kristen Scott at email@example.com.