Online Master of Science in Health Informatics & Analytics

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Called to build the digital foundations of modern health care.

Samford University's Master of Science in Health Informatics & Analytics (M.S.H.I.) will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to plan, build, analyze, and run the digital foundations of modern health care. The use of informatics in health care has increased exponentially, and people with the right training are in high demand. Also, as a consequence of the tremendous amount of patient data that can now be captured, the use of analytics to extract relevant information from this data to support evidence-based medicine, evidence-based management, and population health is increasingly important. Samford's program combines a rigorous set of health informatics courses with the patient-centered values found in all programs within Samford’s College of Health Sciences.

The Master of Science in Health Informatics & Analytics is online with two on-campus visits (once at the beginning and once at the end of your course of study). Full-time and part-time plans of study are available.

When you’ve completed your Master of Science in Health Informatics & Analytics , you will have shown mastery of the following skills:

  • Lead the development and application of emerging information technologies to improve all aspects of health care delivery.
  • Understand and apply the technology used in health informatics, including computing devices, networks, databases, software, security protocols, document analysis and sharing, image capture and analysis, and all other uses of Informatics technologies.
  • Utilize health information technology for decision support, knowledge management, strategic planning, and outcomes assessment.
  • Effectively interface between technology developers and the clinical user community.
  • Know all applicable legal, social, regulatory and ethical factors involved in health informatics.
  • Demonstrate data management skills that target opportunities to improve patient safety.
  • Analyze, understand, abstract and model a specific health informatics problem in terms of data, information and knowledge components. Using this analysis, generate design solutions.
  • Work effectively with partners within and across disciplines. Communicate effectively to these partners in persuasive oral and written form.
  • Apply relationship-building values and the principles of team dynamics to perform effectively in different team roles to plan and deliver patient/population-centered care that is safe, timely, efficient, effective and equitable.
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Samford University is a premier nationally ranked Christian university. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Located in the Birmingham, Alab ... Read More

Samford University is a premier nationally ranked Christian university. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Located in the Birmingham, Alabama suburb of Homewood, the university’s campus covers approximately 247 acres and is renowned for its beauty and Georgian-Colonial style architecture. The university currently enrolls 5,692 students from 47 states and 28 countries. Samford is the top-ranked university in Alabama in national rankings published by The Wall Street Journal. Additionally, The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford third in the nation for student engagement. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 40th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 100th for best value. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among U.S. private universities for value and affordability. The student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. Read less