Health informatics is a rapidly emerging discipline that offers new frontiers requiring innovative leadership. Emerging technology provides an understanding of the value of health informatics and how it can reduce healthcare costs, increase access and patient safety, and improve the quality of healthcare services.
The master’s in health informatics degree from the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions at Grand Canyon University can help you use information technology, both hardware and software, for better decision making and better patient outcomes.
In the master’s in health informatics program, course study includes:
- Healthcare research analysis
- Ethics, policy and finance
- Healthcare information systems
- Project evaluation and development
- Healthcare innovation
- Healthcare data management
- Electronic health records
- Research and population health management
- Leadership and informatics
Note: The final 16 weeks of this health informatics MS program include a practicum that incorporates a project plan related to a major area of health informatics such as health information management or information systems. The project is grounded in current informatics research and methods.
Earn Your Health Informatics MS Degree at GCU
The master’s in healthcare informatics degree program at GCU integrates faith, work and learning. The curriculum, taught by specialized full-time faculty, introduces GCU’s Christian worldview. It teaches students the moral and ethical obligation of Christian health informatics professionals to respect, and encourage others to respect, the sensitive nature of patient information and their obligation to comply with all regulations, laws and ethical standards for working with health information.
The Master of Science in Health Informatics program is in candidacy status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). To learn more about CAHIIM, please visit our accreditation page.
Masters (MS) in Healthcare Informatics Career Pathways
Graduates of the healthcare informatics program can seek out a variety of career opportunities such as automating clinical care, building new operational data systems, training healthcare workers in the use of computer systems as well as collecting and analyzing data to improve patient care.
Health informatics MS degree can lead to careers like these:
- Computer and information systems manager
- Information system analyst
- Database architect
- Data scientist
- Computer network architect
- Software developer
- Information security analyst
Master’s in Health Informatics FAQs
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