Master of Science in Health Care Informatics Online

The effective delivery of medical care increasingly requires information technology to harness and systemize this storehouse of knowledge. Through the emerging field of health care informatics, scattered ports of information are pulled together to expedite more comprehensive, accurate care.

As an informatics professional, you can become an architect of the very future of the industry. In simplified terms, health care informatics brings computer science and knowledge management into day-to-day patient care. Its sole purpose is to automate, organize and improve the transmission of information to support the delivery of health care. Informatics enables doctors and nurses to computerize and centralize their patient records, lab technicians to send electronic test results immediately, pharmacists to view a patient's entire prescription catalog, and much more. The end goal is to improve medical care by increasing speed and accuracy while reducing errors and costs.

Recent changes in the health care industry call for clinicians, administrators and executive leaders who can mobilize innovative technologies. However, there is a critical shortage of qualified professionals capable of applying these technologies and communicating effectively with both health care providers and IT professionals.

Graduates are prepared for certification through the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

Master of Science in Health Care Informatics Online

A. Health Care Informatics Track

HCIN 501HCI New Student Orientation0
HCIN 540Introduction to Health Care Information Management3
HCIN 541Introduction to Health Care Delivery Systems3
HCIN 542Systems Analysis and Design for Health Care Informatics3
HCIN 543Database Design and Knowledge Management3
HCIN 544Advanced Health Care Information Management3
HCIN 546Capstone1
HCIN 547Health Care Analytics3
HCIN 552Clinical Documentation: Electronic Medical Record Systems3
ENLC 500Health Care Leadership, Values and Social Justice3
ENLC 553Financial Management in Health Care Systems3
ENLC 556Management of Health Care System Quality Outcomes and Patient Safety3
ENLC 557Strategic Planning and Management of Health Systems3
MSNC 507Statistics3
Total Units37

B. Health Care Analytics Track

HCIN 501HCI New Student Orientation0
HCIN 540Introduction to Health Care Information Management3
HCIN 541Introduction to Health Care Delivery Systems3
HCIN 542Systems Analysis and Design for Health Care Informatics3
HCIN 543Database Design and Knowledge Management3
HCIN 546Capstone1
HCIN 547Health Care Analytics3
HCIN 552Clinical Documentation: Electronic Medical Record Systems3
HCIN 600Population Health Analytics3
HCIN 615Advanced Health Care Analysis3
HCIN 620Machine Learning Applications for Health Care 3
ENLC 500Health Care Leadership, Values and Social Justice3
ENLC 556Management of Health Care System Quality Outcomes and Patient Safety3
MSNC 507Statistics3
Total Units37

 C. Health Care Leadership Track

HCIN 501HCI New Student Orientation0
HCIN 540Introduction to Health Care Information Management3
HCIN 541Introduction to Health Care Delivery Systems3
HCIN 542Systems Analysis and Design for Health Care Informatics3
HCIN 543Database Design and Knowledge Management3
HCIN 546Capstone1
HCIN 610Advanced Leadership and Health Systems Management3
HCIN 625Digital Health Care Marketing3
HCIN 630Health Care Law and Risk Management3
ENLC 500Health Care Leadership, Values and Social Justice3
ENLC 553Financial Management in Health Care Systems3
ENLC 556Management of Health Care System Quality Outcomes and Patient Safety3
ENLC 557Strategic Planning and Management of Health Systems3
MSNC 507Statistics3
Total Units37