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Master of Science in Health Informatics

Location: Online
Start Term: Fall, Spring

The 30-credit online Master of Science in Health Informatics graduate degree is geared toward entry to mid-level employees in healthcare organizations who are interested in utilizing informatics, data analytics and health technology to improve healthcare outcomes and patient care.

The role of health informatics has steadily gained importance in healthcare delivery and, perhaps more important, at the heart of professional collaboration and team-based care. Informatics is increasingly used to facilitate communication amongst patients, providers, and care teams and as a resource to accelerate decision-making driven by relevant and understandable data.

With the more widespread adoption of electronic health records and other data collection methods, informatics represents the crossroads of technology, the use of data to improve specificity and quality, data-driven decision-making, and perhaps most important, critical support for interprofessional collaboration and communication. Informatics and data analysis are now more freely associated with management and leadership.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students should be able to:

  • Interpret, evaluate, and judiciously act upon statutory, regulatory, and other compliance requirements to ensure ethical and equitable outcomes for patients, providers, and payers.
  • Identify, explain, and use data to illustrate barriers to care and support the development of a health system that reflects and adequately serves constituents.
  • Demonstrate data query, analysis, and display to inform complex decision-making with relevant data collected via electronic health records and other related systems.
  • Design, develop and implement interfaces between clinical data and key constituents in clinical and managerial settings to support patient and family-centered solutions.
  • Translate and interpret human interactions with and within healthcare systems by retrieving and analyzing health data, reported clinical outcomes, and patient experience data.
  • Collaboratively drive opportunities to expand team-based and distributed decision-making with informatics, data retrieval, critical analysis, and display.
  • Practice interdisciplinary and collaborative leadership in seeking and developing innovative and entrepreneurial solutions to complex challenges utilizing informatics, data science, and technology.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Two recommendations (one academic and one professional)
  • A personal statement and resume
  • Transcripts from all previous institutions of higher learning
COURSE TITLE S.H.

HCM 714*

Value-based Health Systems and Policy

3

HCM 723*

Healthcare Organizations, Culture, and Technology

3

HIN 720

Health Data Science: Programming and Database Structure

3

HIN 738

Change: Leading in Health Technology and Informatics

3

HIN 740

Health Data, Security, and Ethics

3

HIN 750

Information Science and Technology

3

HIN 800

Field Study: Applied Informatics (Faculty-led Experiential)

3

 

OR

 

HIN 801

Applied Informatics Capstone Project (Class-based)

3

Three courses (9 credits) are considered the informatics specialization selected by the student.              

Clinical Informatics and Collaborative Practice Specialization

HIN 771

Clinical Collaboration and Team-based Decision-making

3

HIN 773

Interfaces: Human factors and Information Systems

 3

HIN 775

Clinical Solutions: Identifying, Evaluating, and Planning for Adoption

3

Health Data Analytics and Applied Technology Specialization

HIN 762

Systems Thinking and Problem-solving in Complex Environments

3

HIN 764

Artificial Intelligence: Evaluation and Applications for the Future

3

HIN 768

Translating Social and Behavioral Issues

3

TOTAL

30

 *Denotes course shared with the MBA program

 

Our students learn from faculty who are leaders in their fields and are committed to the success of each student. See the full list of the School of Healthcare Business faculty.

Online tuition is calculated at a cost-per-credit rate based on the program you choose and the number of credits for which you register. Learn more about Online tuition and fees.

 

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