The mission of the Master of Science in Health Informatics Program is to prepare individuals to influence the future of healthcare through the use of technology.
Program Goals and Objectives
Graduates will apply their theoretical knowledge and technical skills
to drive integrated clinical and administrative decision-making.
- Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills to be an
independent entry-level practitioner as evidenced by mastery of the
CAHIIM Curricular Components.
- Students will apply the theoretical knowledge learned in the classroom to the healthcare setting.
- Students will demonstrate an organized thought process and be able
to analyze necessary information to make sound judgments based on a
theoretical framework and adaptable to a variety of situations.
- Students will demonstrate a strong work ethic.
Graduates will draw from and apply into their professional
practice all of the following: ethical standards; accreditation
guidelines; statutes and regulations; and privacy, security, and
- Students will model the AHIMA Code of Ethics.
- Students will abide by the Professional Practice Experience Affiliation Agreements.
- Students will actively protect patient rights and values.
- Students will develop and defend their position on commonly faced ethical issues faced in the practice of health informatics.
demonstrate effective communication skills in interactions with
multidisciplinary and multi-facility professionals.
- Students will be able to effectively communicate and interact
with various stakeholders in facilities ranging from small physician
offices to large healthcare systems.
- The student will understand the importance of collaboration among a
variety of health care professionals and other individuals to produce
the best possible clinical and administrative outcomes.
Graduates will conduct
independent research to contribute to the body of knowledge and
professional practice of health informatics.
- The student will be able to apply research findings to assure
currency in the practice and the advancement of theoretical knowledge
and practice within their discipline.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to use the tenets of
evidence-based practice to make informed professional practice
GoalGraduates will engage in personal and professional development.
- The student will recognize the importance of becoming an active
member of health informatics professional membership organizations.
- The student will utilize opportunities to educate others about the health informatics profession.
- The student will become a lifelong learner and recognize the need
for continuing education to remain current in the professional practice
of health informatics.