The Source of Tomorrow's Health Care IT Leaders
Health Informatics is the formal study of the use of technology to collect, manage, exchange, analyze, use and store clinical and administrative information in a healthcare setting. A clear health informatics strategy helps organizations improve the quality of patient care and patient outcomes, ensure secure access to information, and enhance decision making within the organization.
Students in the Master’s in Health Informatics program graduate with a solid understanding of how clinicians and administrators use information and technology in making decisions. With courses in the effective design and use of information systems, databases, software, hardware and networks, students in the program learn how to successfully manage the flow of information throughout a healthcare organization. Students also learn the value of building a solid business case for the purchase, implementation and use of technology in a healthcare setting.
Graduates of the MSHI program are prepared to become senior and executive level leaders in the healthcare IT industry. Students are exposed to a variety of academic disciplines and gain a broad education that serves as a foundation for them throughout their careers as information and health service executives.
The Health Informatics program offers a convenient and effective blended delivery format which encompasses all online classes and two 4-day residential requirements (including weekend days) per year. Students are able to maintain their full-time jobs and take classes from anywhere in the country. The MSHI program may be completed in 6 semesters over 24 months.
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