​​​​​​​​​​On-Campus Master of Health Informatics 

At the University of Findlay, you can earn a Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) in just two years. Applicants are not required to take the graduate record exam (GRE).  

You will boost your skills and knowledge of information systems, informatics principles and information technology as it is applied to the continuum of health care delivery. Our health informatics program is an integrated discipline with specialty areas that include:

  • Management science
  • Management engineering principles
  • Health care delivery and public health
  • Patient safety​
  • Information science
  • Computer technology 
All courses are delivered in eight-week blocks year-round and students can enter the program in the fall, spring or summer. At the University of Findlay, students can earn the following in health informatics by taking courses on-campus as well as online or in a hybrid of both:

Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) 

33 semester hours of graduate credit

Certificate in Health Informatics 

17 semester hours of graduate credit 

The MSHI is a great opportunity for candidates with a bachelor’s degree in healthcare, computer science or other related fields of study who are seeking to expand their career opportunities. MSHI curriculum fosters the development of critical thinking, problem-solving and scholarship; emphasizes the importance of self-directed, life-long learning to promote change in the profession; and encourages leadership. ​​

What is health informatics?

Health informatics is a science that defines how health information is technically captured, transmitted and used. Health informatics is concerned with information systems, informatics principles and information technology as they are applied along the health care continuum. It is an integrated discipline with specialty domains that include management science, management engineering principles, health care delivery and public health, patient safety, information science and computer technology.  

What can you do with a master’s degree in health informatics?

With the advent of health care reform, there is an increased focus on transparency in health care and patient demand for their health information to be available electronically. Health informatics is an evolving field. Responsible for the collection, storing and proper delivery of confidential medical data, the demand for these skilled individuals is rapidly surpassing the national supply.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), demand for health informatics professionals will increase by more than 15 percent. More information can be found by visiting the BLS website. The main specialization areas for health informatics jobs are:
  • Biomedical Informatics

  • Pharmacy Informatics

  • Genomics, Transcriptomics, Proteomics, Biomarkers

  • Imaging Informatics

  • Clinical informatics

  • Consumer informatics

  • Public health/population informatics

  • Telemedicine and mobile computing informatics

For more information about the field of health informatics, visit the American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) website. 

Top-Ranking Program

The University of Findlay is ranked as the top Online Master's in Health Informatics progra​m in the nation for 2019, according to BestCollegeReviews.org.

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