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Master of Science in

Health Informatics

Graduates of our MS in Health Informatics program should feel equipped to examine emerging technologies for their capacity to improve healthcare delivery, and learn to interface between data systems developers and healthcare practitioners.

To see if you're on track, read through the program outcomes and required courses and electives below. Please note: students must follow degree requirements effective at time of matriculation. Do not hesitate to reach out to your student advisor with any questions about completing your degree.

Program outcomes:

  • Develop and implement information technology data solutions, for both clinicians and administrators that improve patient and healthcare outcomes and organizational performance.
  • Interface between the data systems developers and the user community to ensure safe and effective data governance of patient electronic health records and analytics in decision making.
  • Design and implement security policies and procedures of all patient medical information to ensure data/information adheres to HIPAA and HIE regulations and requirements and meets or exceeds best practice standards.
  • Effectively manage institutional IT portfolio, vendor selection and management, interoperability of systems and applications, information security solutions, and strategic planning for transformation to and continued support of value-based care.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the language of healthcare and in-depth knowledge of the U.S. healthcare system with regards to health information and population health.
  • Effectively utilize healthcare analytics for decision support, knowledge management, and reporting.
  • Lead and manage projects that advance change to ensure quality processes meet industry standards and enable development of innovative practices.

Required Courses

RHIN 110
Perspectives on Health/Medical Information Systems
RHIN 115
Health Data and Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
RHIN 120
Health/Medical Information Systems Security
RHIN 125
Data Analytics and Decision Support for Health Informatics
RHIN 160
Legal Issues in Health and Medical Informatics
RHIN 170
Clinical Business Issues in Health Informatics
RPJM 101
Foundations of Project Management

Electives (choose three)

RBIF 111
Biomedical Statistics with R
RHIN 126
Advanced Healthcare Data Analytics
RHIN 130
Healthcare Delivery in the U.S.
RHIN 150
Emerging Technologies in Health/Medical Informatics
RHIN 180
Strategic Application of IT in Healthcare
RHIN 185
Population Health Informatics
RHIN 190
Advanced HMI Systems Security and Risk Management
RHIN 290
Special Topics in Health and Medical Informatics
RMGT 110
Organizational Leadership and Decision Making

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