Online Master's of Health Informatics
UC Online’s Master’s of Health Informatics (MHI) program prepares students to take on exciting careers in a growing industry. In the constantly evolving medical world, professionals with training in both IT and healthcare are in high demand. The rapid pace of change in the informatics field demands knowledgeable leaders who have the credentials to surmount challenges throughout today’s health care industry and shape the future of public and population health for years to come.
The MS in Health Informatics is a part-time program with a flexible schedule that allows you to earn your graduate degree completely online. No GRE or GMAT is required to apply, and all of UC Online’s programs are accredited through the Higher Learning Commission.
What is Health Informatics?
Health Informatics is an interdisciplinary field of study that combines IT innovation with healthcare delivery. Health informatics professionals play a key role in the adoption of modern technological innovations within the medical industry.
The field of health informatics arose out of an industry-wide need to adopt Electronic Health Records (EHR). Today, the need for EHR adoption is more urgent than ever, due mainly to government mandates. Health informatics professionals play a key role in facilitating technological innovations and reshaping the field of healthcare for the future.
The MHI program curriculum covers 36 credit hours and can be completed conveniently on a part-time schedule. At UC Online, we take an interdisciplinary approach to the technological problems faced by the healthcare industry. Courses focus on healthcare, IT, analytics, and leadership development. The faculty for this program include professors from the Lindner College of Business as well as leading health care industry experts.
This balanced curriculum prepares students to take on a diverse array of high-earning roles within the field of health informatics after graduation.
Health Information Security Certificate
Students enrolled in the MS in Health Informatics degree program have the option to add the Security Certification for an additional 9 credit hours of elective courses. This security program positions students to take on a wider variety of career opportunities after graduation.
With the security certification, students will have skills and knowledge related to:
· Detecting threats and vulnerabilities within healthcare systems and developing mitigation strategies.
· Evaluating best practices, policies, and legislation related to health informatics.
· Developing plans for disaster recovery and continuity in the health informatics sector.
· Applying technical and administrative solutions concerning health information security.
· Advocating for stronger protections and effective health information security systems to protect the public trust.
This program prepares students to tackle future issues and attacks. As the industry grows, security-related roles are expected to become more and more valuable. Graduates can become essential members of their health informatics team with this certification.
Careers in Health Informatics
Health Informatics is a field with incredible growth potential. Careers in this industry are expected to increase in the coming decade. Students of the MHI program have the opportunity to find high-earning management and leadership positions within the industry.
Health informatics professionals are currently in high demand within hospitals, government agencies, and even software development companies. Possible job titles include chief medical information officer, health IT consultant, clinical data analyst, nurse informaticist, and more.
With a Master’s in Health Informatics, students can launch successful, lucrative, and exciting careers in a fast-growing field. As technological innovations and the healthcare industry continue to change, health informatics professionals will find greater opportunities.
Launch a new career with UC Online’s Master’s in Health Informatics!
The online Master’s in Health Informatics degree can jumpstart your career in this new and fast-growing industry. Want to learn more about our program? Request more information now. Ready to take the next step? Start your application today.