Master of Science in Health Informatics​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

This​​​ 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:
  • 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.