Master in Health Informatics

Elmhurst College

Program Description

Master in Health Informatics

Elmhurst College

Advance Your Career in the Analytics of Health Care

Software developers who can apply their knowledge in the context of health information applications have a very promising career outlook. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the demand for medical and health services managers will grow by 23 percent between 2012 and 2022, far outpacing the average for all occupations.

A master’s degree in health informatics from Elmhurst College will prepare you to join the growing field of IT-based innovations in the delivery, management and planning of health care services.

At Elmhurst, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of the core concepts of health informatics and the skills needed to apply them at a leadership level. Our comprehensive curriculum focuses on all aspects of the interdisciplinary field of health informatics, including information systems, public health and business, and a project management course will develop your leadership skills. Through projects and a capstone, you also have the opportunity to pursue specific areas of interest.

Curriculum

The master in health informatics is a part-time program that can be completed in 28 months. The program is offered fully online with flexible classes to accommodate the schedules of professionals with work and family commitments. Students in the program are required to successfully complete 10 courses. All courses are offered in eight-week sessions.

Required Courses

  • MHI 500 Introduction to Health Informatics
  • MHI 505 Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects of Health Care Information Systems
  • MHI 514 Decision Systems Support in Health Care Systems
  • MHI 530 Healthcare Information Technology Infrastructure
  • HCA 508 Health Care Systems and Health Policy
  • MHI 580 Health Informatics Security, Regulations, and Standards
  • MBA 509 Project Management
  • MDS 523 Data Warehousing
  • MHI 590 Advanced Health Informatics
  • MHI 599 Capstone

Admission Requirements

The master’s program in health informatics at Elmhurst College welcomes applicants who have an undergraduate degree and several years of experience in the health care, business or software industry. Recent graduates with a related B.A. or B.S will be considered if they have at least one year of business experience. An admission interview is required for all applicants.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated June 2, 2017
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28 months
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775 USD
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USA - Elmhurst, Illinois
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