Master in Health Informatics

LEARNING OUTCOME

  1. Appraise the role of the health information manager in the healthcare system and their responsibility to patients and healthcare organizations. 
  2. Categorize informatics processes and procedures and diagram the ways healthcare data is used in informatics to improve patient care.
  3. Evaluate patient records in health information databases for research and planning purposes.
  4. Analyze healthcare data using statistical tools and informatics systems and interpret the results.
  5. Evaluate the functions and uses of health informatics technology and systems and evaluate how informatics impacts the delivery of healthcare.
  6. Assess the needs of a healthcare organization and utilize informatics to propose changes that would impact organizational performance and quality.
  7. Exhibit personal behaviors, attitudes and values that show awareness of legal and ethical issues in health information management.
  8. Develop leadership skills in managing professionals across healthcare organizations and plan and manage healthcare initiatives.

 

Careers of graduates

The field of health informatics is growing rapidly and receiving considerable attention as part of the development and improvement of healthcare delivery globally. A master’s in health informatics is currently the highest level of informatics training and education obtainable.

Professionals with a Master’s in Health Informatics have several career paths to choose from including:

  • Health Informatics Director – oversees Health Information Management departments in hospitals and other large healthcare organizations. Clinical informatics managers also train and direct staff, monitors budgets, and ensures all systems are in compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Health Technology Manager - responsible for evaluating data to help improve workflow and a healthcare facility’s overall clinical information systems. A technology manager will create the database systems for a healthcare facility and conduct data analytics to improve IT infrastructure
  • Chief Medical Information Officer - responsible for the effective and efficient flow of information and construction of IT systems to support a high quality of patient care across multiple information systems.
  • Clinical trial manager – performs sophisticated data analysis by utilizing various types of software to process and interpret data
  • Insurance manager - provide analytic support to a team of actuaries in insurance companies as they have better understanding of the nature of clinical data and other health-related information
  • Academic – researches technological advancement in the field and teach and train future Health Informatics professionals.