The Master of Science in Health Informatics is a specialized program to serve the increasing workforce needs in health information technology. The curriculum utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to include health care delivery concepts with information technology.
Minimum Requirements for Acceptance into the Master's Program
- Applicants must meet the admission requirements for Graduate College.
- Applicants must have successfully completed coursework or demonstrated relative work experience in the areas of health information and information technology, as determined by the MSHI Graduate Committee.
- Applicants must provide a letter of intent that addresses their interests, goals, and reasons for applying to the degree program.
What is the Health Informatics Program?
Courses are designed to prepare graduates in the privacy and security of health care information, leadership, and policy within the health care environment, as well as emerging concepts in information technology related to the health care setting.
What Will I Learn in this Program?
Health Informatics Students will be able to demonstrate skills in the following areas upon graduation:
- Analyze clinical data for research and public policy.
- Recognize and apply personal leadership qualities in healthcare management.
- Develop strategic plans in the area of health information technology.
- Promote health information technology as a decision support resource in advancing the quality of healthcare.
- Discuss the scope of HIPAA as well as other privacy and security policies and procedures as related to the health information technology environment.
- Recognize the role of database management and the impact on healthcare organizations.
- Explain the process of developing healthcare policy.
- Discuss the impact of federal and state policy on healthcare organizations as well as consumers.
Where might I Find a Job After Graduation With This Degree?
- Health Information Exchange (HIE)
- Public health analysis
- Careers related to the improvement of quality health care and innovative care ideology
- Training opportunities within health information technology applications
- Research in the health care environment
- Chief Information Officer career track
- Electronic health record (EHR) vendor sales and support
The priority deadline date for fall admission is March 1 and spring admission is October 1. Any student requesting admission for any academic term must have their documentation material processed for admission to the program as required by the Department by the first day of the term requested. Documentation includes undergraduate transcript(s), a Statement of Intent, and either a Resume or a Vitae. If processing cannot be completed, and approval given by the Program Director, the student will be rejected for admission for that term and must wait to enter the next academic term.
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