Master of Science in Health Informatics
The online master of science in health informatics program at The University of Findlay is based on the science behind electronic health records. Health informatics is the field that defines how health information is technically captured, transmitted and utilized.
Health informatics focuses on information systems, informatics principles and information technology as it is applied to the continuum of healthcare delivery. It is an integrated discipline with specialty areas that include:
- Management science.
- Management engineering principles.
- Health care delivery and public health.
- Patient safety.
- Information science.
- Computer technology.
At The University of Findlay, you can earn your master’s degree in just two years. No graduate record exam (GRE) required! Accepting applications until August 1 for the Fall class, so apply today!
All courses are 100% online (no classes held on campus - no scheduled sessions at all)! Students access course content at their convenience. All courses are delivered in convenient eight-week blocks.
What can you do with a master’s degree in health informatics?
With the advent of health care reform, there is an increased focus on transparency in health care and patient demand for their health information to be available electronically. Health informatics is an emerging and rapidly growing profession. Responsible for the collection, storing and proper delivery of confidential medical data, the demand for these skilled individuals is rapidly beating the national supply. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), demand for health informatics professionals will increase by 20 percent through 2018.
The main specialization areas of health informatics jobs are:
- Biomedical Informatics.
- Clinical informatics.
- Clinical research informatics.
- Pharmacy informatics.
- Imaging informatics.
- Consumer informatics.
- Nursing informatics.
- Public health/population informatics.
- Dental informatics.
- Telemedicine and mobile computing informatics.