The Master of Science in Health Informatics is an online graduate program that focuses on the storage, use, and analysis of healthcare data. Health informatics adapts theories and methods from various disciplines including computer science, information sciences, and healthcare. Professionals in Health Informatics design and use information systems and data to improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of patient care. Thus, these professionals must have knowledge of the processes and tools used to record, store and analyze healthcare data. Particularly, they must have a deep understanding of electronic health records, databases, data analytics, data standards, clinical vocabularies, system design/software development, and the healthcare system. The Health Informatics graduate program is structured as a flexible, distance learning, online program that accommodates working professionals to pursue an advanced degree in the healthcare field.
Upon completion of the Master’s degree in Health Informatics, the student will:
- Create healthcare technologies, information systems, and processes to improve care.
- Assess data related to healthcare performance and research.
- Collaborate with others to meet the demands of key stakeholders.
- Develop communication skills necessary to engage in personal, professional, civic and social relationships.
Students must achieve the following program requirements for all courses listed under Program Requirements and Program Required Courses for the Health Informatics, M.S.
Major Credits: 42
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Minimum Grade: C
Foundational Course Requirement: Inferential Statistics
Program Required Courses
|CIS 6110||Applications of Data Analytics||3|
|CIS 6208||IT Project Management||3|
|HIF 6010||Foundations Health Informatics||3|
|HIF 6210||Health Information Technology in Practice||3|
|HIF 6230||Human Factors and Usability Assessment||3|
|HIF 6240||Consumer Health Informatics||2|
|HIF 6511||Health Information Security Systems||3|
|HIF 6522||Seminar in Health Informatics||1|
|HIF 6534||Final Applied Research Project||3|
|HIF 6537||Systems Design and Software Development||3|
|HIM 6505||Database Methods Clin Info Mgt||3|
|HIM 6508||Healthcare Data Analytics||3|
|HIM 6509||Medical Vocabularies and Classification Systems||3|
|HIM 6532||Methods for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research||3|
|MHA 6355||Healthcare Finance I||3|
To graduate from The College of St. Scholastica, graduate students must meet the following minimum degree requirements.
Minimum GPA: 3.0