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Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) Degree with a Concentration in Healthcare Informatics

Online Master's in Healthcare Informatics

Our Master of Science in Information Technology degree with a concentration in Healthcare Informatics is designed to provide skills, knowledge, and abilities to pursue a career path in the healthcare informatics field. The MSIT in Healthcare Informatics degree program includes problem-based and hands-on learning to help you prepare for the challenges of day-to-day life in the health informatics field.

   
Next Start Date:
February 22, 2023
Total Credits:
180
Offered:
Online, Houston
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Online Master's in Healthcare Informatics Program Details

Why Get a Master’s in Health Informatics?

Today’s hospital systems are using data and technology more than they ever have before. Today’s health informatics professional helps to optimize and manage medical information and staff—a crucial role for any healthcare provider. Additionally, the widespread adoption of electronic medical records has continued to increase demand for professionals with a strong knowledge of healthcare informatics.1

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics...

  1. 28%
    it is projected that the employment of medical and health services managers will grow by 28% from 2021 - 2031—much faster than average for all occupations.1

Starting your degree can help you prepare to pursue numerous roles in the healthcare informatics field, including Healthcare IT Administrator, Clinical Informatics Specialist, Healthcare Data Analyst, Healthcare Data Administrator, Informatics Analyst, Healthcare IT Specialist and more.2


1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm (visited December 29, 2022). This data represents national figures and is not based on school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.
2 AIU cannot guarantee employment, salary, or career advancement. The list of career paths related to this program is based on a subset from the Bureau of Labor Statistics CIP to SOC Crosswalk. Some career paths listed above may require further education or job experience.

Online Healthcare Informatics Master’s Degree Program Outline

Today, data can be found everywhere—and it’s particularly abundant in the field of healthcare.

If you are interested in studying in a health informatics master’s program, you may be interested in pursuing a leadership role in in the fields of healthcare IT administration, clinical informatics, or healthcare data analysis. Our one-year program is designed to help you work to develop industry-relevant knowledge and skills utilized in the field—as well as study new and evolving trends in the developing field of health informatics.

The specialized curriculum in our master’s in health informatics degree program allows you to study skills needed to analyze, design, and apply processes and techniques specific to healthcare informatics. You will have the opportunity to design a healthcare data warehouse, evaluate regulatory requirements, and analyze healthcare informatics as a business solution.

AIU’s Online Healthcare Informatics Master’s degree program can help you learn how to:

  • Analyze how technology can be used by healthcare professions to help meet their strategic goal.
  • Design a healthcare data warehouse based on system requirements.
  • Analyze healthcare terms related to patience privacy and HIPAA compliance.
  • Evaluate security issues related to the protection of healthcare data.
  • Evaluate the various regulatory requirements required for protecting patient data.
  • Analyze healthcare informatics as a business solution for meeting stakeholder needs.
  • Evaluate industry best practices for turning healthcare information into informatics.
  • Analyze various ways to present healthcare informatics effectively to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Evaluate healthcare data requirements and determine appropriate technical tools for creating and sharing data to stakeholders.
  • Create, manage, and present technical solutions using statistics, database management, mathematical modeling, or research design.
  • Evaluate ethical and legal challenges, and laws healthcare professionals commonly face.
  • Analyze the current legalities of managing health information.
  • Analyze patient rights and associated healthcare professional legal liabilities.
  • Evaluate the complexity of managing data analytics and informatics within today’s technical environment.
  • Create a legal and ethical response to an identified case study based on current healthcare laws and regulations.

Why pursue an advanced degree in IT?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 28% growth in employment of medical and health services managers from 2021 - 2031.1

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1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm (visited December 29, 2022). This data represents national figures and is not based on school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Estimated Tuition and Grad Date

While many prospective students may wonder how much it costs to obtain a master’s degree and how long it can take, the simple answer is that there is no simple answer. Total tuition for the MSIT with a concentration in Healthcare Informatics degree program may vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

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Courses

Degree Requirements

Courses

Program Core
Credits
ITCO 502 System Analysis and Design 4.5
ITCO 512 Advanced Technical Communication 4.5
ITCO 522 Software Development Management 4.5
ITCO 532 Global Technology Management 4.5
ITCO 542 Enterprise Architecture 4.5
ITCO 552 Innovations and Emerging Media 4.5
ITCO 592 Capstone 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 31.5
Healthcare Informatics
Credits
ITHI 500 Healthcare Databases and Security 4.5
ITHI 510 Healthcare Administration Informatics 4.5
ITHI 520 Healthcare Informatics Related Laws and Ethics 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 13.5

Total Credit Hours : 45

Healthcare Informatics Master's Degree Classes Overview

As data becomes an ever more crucial aspect of modern health systems, both private industry and the government need professionals who can help stakeholders meet their goals while protecting health data and keeping patient information private.

In this industry-focused curriculum, our health informatics courses provide the opportunity to learn how to design, analyze, test, and implement systems. You can also explore software development management, global technology management, enterprise architecture, and technological innovations. Throughout the program, you will have the chance to learn and apply advanced technical communications. Healthcare informatics courses in our MSIT degree program focus on technical topics as well as legal and ethical issues.

As you work towards your master’s in health informatics, you’ll be able to use industry software tools in our 100% online healthcare informatics degree program. In this fast-paced program, you can get access to 24/7 tutoring and proactive faculty support, with no additional book or tech fees. Courses in our health informatics master’s degree program cover a number topics —and include a capstone course to help you bring all your skills together.

As part of our MSIT degree program, your health informatics classes may include:

Healthcare Databases and Security

This course examines healthcare databases to include administrative, financial, and clinical with a focus on their strategic use and security. Topics include strategic planning, data warehousing, privacy, regulations, compliance, and technology.

Healthcare Administration Informatics

This course is designed to survey the healthcare informatics landscape and examine administrative best practices for managing healthcare data and transitioning that data into informatics. Students will have the opportunity to explore healthcare informatics trends and technologies.

Healthcare Informatics related Laws and Ethics

This course focuses on current laws relevant to healthcare informatics and ethical issues. Students have the opportunity to explore case studies and analyze ethical and social issues with regards to current policies, regulations, and laws.

System Analysis and Design

This course focuses on advanced concepts in systems analysis, modeling, system design, testing, and implementation. Models covered in this course can include dynamic, static, and structural. Students have the opportunity to learn and use Computer-Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools.

Global Technology Management

This course focuses on the global nature of technology and the management of technology in the international business environment. Key concepts can include risk management, legal issues, ethical issues, cooperation, and competition.

Innovations and Emerging Media

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn about current information technology innovations and emerging media. Contemporary topics may include artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchains, cryptocurrencies, IoT, autonomous vehicles, and digital media. Specific focus is placed on the resultant ethical, social, legal, and cultural issues such as net neutrality, broadband regulation, privacy, and intellectual property rights.

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