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ACE Catalog - Volume 42 
ACE Catalog - Volume 42 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Informatics, M.S.

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Program Description

This program prepares organizational leaders to collect, organize, and interpret health-related data to facilitate change and improve outcomes. Health informatics competencies, information technology, data science, and leadership principles are emphasized throughout the curriculum. The goal of this program is to provide an evidence-based framework for the development and use of health informatics tools, techniques, and innovation to enhance quality, increase efficiency, improve decision making, and ultimately improve outcomes within health organizations.

Program Outcomes

  1. Apply health information science and technology methods and tools to design, implement, and evaluate informatics solutions to complex challenges facing health organizations.
  2. Evaluate health information management systems and data analytics to support decision making, enhance efficiency, and promote quality outcomes in health organizations.
  3. Apply social and behavioral science to the design, implementation, and evaluation of information technology systems.
  4. Promote professionalism and ethical best practices in managing health information.
  5. Demonstrate collaboration across disciplines, teams, and organizations to find informatics-based solutions to issues in health organizations.
  6. Demonstrate effective leadership and advanced project management skills to foster innovation, manage change, and promote adoption of health information technology.
  7. Apply systems thinking in the design, implementation, and evaluation of informatics solutions to improve decision making and outcomes in health organizations.

Program Mission

The mission of the Master of Science in Health Informatics program is to educate leaders in health informatics who will utilize the training they receive in the program to foster innovation and embrace information technology in their organizations to improve decision making, increase efficiencies, and improve health outcomes.

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