The University of Findlay's Health Informatics Program is based on the science behind electronic health records. Health informatics is the field that defines how health information is technically captured, transmitted and utilized.
Health informatics focuses on information systems, informatics principles and information technology as it is applied to the continuum of health care delivery. It 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
At The University of Findlay, you can earn a master’s degree in this rapidly growing field in just two years. Applicants are not required to take the graduate record exam (GRE).
All courses delivered in convenient eight-week blocks
For students who take two courses per semester:
- The first course will be taken during the first eight weeks
of the semester (Block 1). The second course will be taken during the
last eight weeks of the semester (Block 2)
- Summer semester is an eight-week block. Students will take both courses during the same eight week block in that semester.
Health informatics is growing twice as fast for
overall employment yet the U.S. is seeing a
shortage of qualified employees. The lack of
individuals possessing both medical and technical knowledge to properly
innovate in the field.
The Master of Science in Health Informatics Program is anticipated to be one of the top online programs in the nation in 2016 by OnlineColleges.net.
Alumni Success - Terri Arnholt – Master of Science in Health Informatics
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 20 percent through 2022. More information can be found by visiting the BLS website
The main specialization areas for health informatics jobs are:
Genomics, Transcriptomics, Proteomics, Biomarkers
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.