It is a pleasure to welcome you to the University of Findlay Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) Program website! 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. Health Informatics offers a variety of courses designed to bridge clinical and technology studies and is considered to be a 21st century field of study for the healthcare world.
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.
The program offers both online and on-campus options with student entry points in fall and spring semesters. Students can choose either a Master of Science in Health Informatics or a Certificate in Health Informatics. The Master of Science in Health Informatics consists of 33 semester hours of graduate credit. The Certificate of Health Informatics consists of 17 semester hours of graduate credit. Courses are delivered in eight-week blocks, per semester.
The mission of the health informatics program is to prepare individuals to influence the future of healthcare through the use of technology. Therefore, the curriculum fosters the development of critical thinking, problem solving and scholarship. The program also emphasizes the importance of self-directed, life-long learning to promote change in the profession as well as encouraging leadership.
On behalf of the faculty, administrators and staff at the University of Findlay, I am pleased to invite you to learn more about this outstanding program. Please feel free to contact us for appointments or with any questions.
Lisa Bradley, M.B.A., CPC, CPC-P
Director & Associate Professor of Health Informatics