Health Informatics

Medical and healthcare organizations are Information Technology intensive organizations and rely on IT professions with healthcare knowledge to design, implement, manage and utilize their IT resources better. Health informatics is a specialization that links IT, communications and healthcare to improve patient care. A Health Informatics Master’s Degree allows students to achieve a level of competency in health sciences informatics that generalizes across domains of application, to develop proficiency in public health informatics and to increase knowledge of fields related to health sciences informatics such as computer science, biostatistics, and evaluation methodology. Several career paths are open to health informatics graduates. Job titles include health informatics consultant, health informatics director, chief medical information officer, electronic medical record keeper, health IT project manager and more.

Health Informatics