What is Health Informatics?
UC’s 100% online Master of Health Informatics (MHI) program is designed to equip students with a unique combination of healthcare and IT expertise – both skills that are in increasingly high demand. As the field of health informatics continues to expand, many healthcare professionals are transitioning to more data-driven, technology-based roles. UC’s MHI students learn how to manage complex projects, organizational change and how to leverage data and technology to improve patient care, healthcare delivery and population health.
MHI Program Highlights:
Why UC Online?
MHI’s award-winning curriculum and professional practicum experience prepare graduates for leadership at the highest levels. MHI faculty members include leading data, healthcare and technology experts and award-winning professors from the top-ranked Carl H. Lindner College of Business. This unique, multi-disciplinary approach provides students with relevant, real-world information and the skills they need to succeed in this industry.
Program Awards & Rankings:
*UC’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business; **UC’s Data Analytics Program
MHI Program Outcomes:
The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). More information can be found here.
UC’s online Master of Health Informatics program is also currently in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
Program Admissions, Graduation and Retention:
Health informatics is a rapidly-growing, interdisciplinary field of study that combines data analytics, technology and innovation with healthcare delivery. Today’s informatics professionals are shaping the future of the healthcare industry through the development and adoption of cutting-edge technological innovations in the medical industry.
The field of health informatics arose out of the Federal mandate for the healthcare industry’s transition to electronic health records (EHR). Today, with more patient and healthcare system data being generated than ever before, the science of health informatics is focused on how technological innovations can be used to harness this unprecedented access to information to improve human health.
On the IT side, health informatics experts are developing new technologies designed to improve care; on the clinical side, informatics specialists are working to ensure that every patient’s data is accurate, complete and readily accessible to the healthcare providers who need it, with the understanding that technology is also giving patients more autonomy and control of their own electronic health records.
UC’s Master of Health Informatics program is focused on the development and mastery of the technical, analytical, leadership, management and communication skills students need to become leaders in the increasingly complex, data-reliant healthcare industry.
Our faculty members are experienced, knowledgeable, supportive and well-connected!
“As a full- time, working, single parent, the MHI program allowed me to balance all of my responsibilities and provide me with the flexibility I needed to succeed. I was really excited that the curriculum aligned so well with my job role as a Clinical Application Analyst. Coming to work every day and being able to apply what I learned in my classes was very rewarding. If there are students interested in understanding the IT role and how it aligns with Healthcare, I believe this program will satisfy their needs. I was extremely pleased, and I look forward to all of the doors this accomplishment will open for me.”
Yes. Many of our students qualify for some type of financial aid.
Sources of aid:
There are a variety of payment options depending on your eligibility for Financial Aid. Please make sure you work with Financial Aid to understand your eligibility.
At UC Online, we pride ourselves in admitting highly qualified students and helping them achieve their dreams and goals. To do this, we assign a Student Success Coordinator to help each student navigate what is needed to get their degree. Our goal is always to get 100% of students to graduate, but ultimately graduation depends on the student and the amount of work they are willing to put in to get their degree.
The University of Cincinnati is one of the first institutions to offer online courses. Innovation in education is at the forefront of what we do. We have expanded the convenience and quality of our online learning to online degree programs. Today, we offer nearly 100 degrees from undergraduate to doctoral programs.
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