Master Of Science
The MS in Health Informatics provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to implement and support information technology solutions for health sector organizations. Graduates will obtain technical knowledge and management skills for the design and support of IT systems and will develop a deep understanding of health IT processes to support health care delivery and management. Graduates will also gain knowledge in the areas of health information management including health information processing and exchange, health care analytics, enterprise management and information storage and security management.
The program concludes with a two quarter practicum sequence where students gain professional experience while working on real world health IT projects under the supervision of a faculty member.
Students can choose from a wide variety of specializations by focusing their elective courses in areas across the health IT spectrum including: health analytics, enterprise management, innovations in healthcare, and health information management.
The recent changes in the U.S. healthcare system through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) have had strong impact on the technological needs of health care providers and organizations. Students who complete this degree will have the required technical skills and domain knowledge to create and manage information technology solutions for health sector organizations