What Can I do with a Master of Science in Health Informatics?

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With the progression of technology and the need for advanced healthcare, Grand Canyon University offers opportunities for professionals seeking to change and better the healthcare system. A Master of Science in Health Care Informatics can help professionals to execute the implementation of advanced technology in healthcare facilities. A Master of Science in health informatics is perfect for those who are looking for innovative opportunities. Here are some potential career paths for those who choose to earn this degree:

Healthcare Informatics Specialist

Researching new technology systems and ensuring these systems are in compliance with company regulations and the law are some the duties of a healthcare informatics specialist. These professionals keep up with their company’s healthcare information technology systems and use their superior computer skills as well as their communications skills to participate in the development of new health information technology practices.

Healthcare Informatics Nurse

The healthcare system is in need of strong-willed and technologically literate nurses who will connect the clinical aspect of healthcare to the technology that a facility needs to function. Healthcare informatics nurses evaluate hospitals or clinics to determine how information technology could benefit the company. They also serve as technology educators and train staff on the new technology to be utilized by a facility.

Clinical Analyst

Improving efficiency in the workplace and maintaining the information technology of the facility are a few of the responsibilities that a clinical analyst holds. These professionals pay close attention to the technology that is being implemented in the facility and develop database systems for it.

These are just some of the many potential career paths for those who earn a Master of Science in health informatics. Keep in mind that additional certifications and training beyond the degree program may be required for some employers. By choosing to earn your degree from Grand Canyon University, you can prepare to make an impact in the field!

To learn more about earning a Master of Science in health informatics from GCU, visit our website or contact us by clicking on the Request More Information button at the top of the page. Find out how you can start your healthcare degree program today!

Written by Kellianne Holland, a freshman earning an early childhood education degree at GCU.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University.

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