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Health Care Informatics Concentration

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Concentration Description

The Health Care Informatics concentration addresses key area of expertise in the emerging field of health care informatics including the fundamentals of health information systems and software, project management, and data, knowledge and information management. Faculty members are practitioners who work in the health care informatics field and introduce students to current trends and best practices in the field.

Learning Outcomes

In addition to the broad management skills and current practices gained from the degree program, students will:

  • Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of computer information systems and systems analysis
  • Become familiar with health information systems and software
  • Obtain skills in project management
  • Acquire the ability to work with data, knowledge and information in a health care setting
  • Gain the ability to support successful informatics initiatives within their organizations


Graduates are trained for advancement into supervisory and management positions in business, non-profit and government organizations. They will be poised to work as practice workflow re-engineers, clinician/practitioner consultants, EMR implementation and support specialists, and health information technology project managers in the full range of health care organizations and facilities. Management career opportunities include jobs in:

  • IT Management
  • Business Management
  • Project Management
  • Systems Analysis
  • Health Care Organizations and Facilities


Health Care Information Systems
MHC 730 3 credit(s)
Prerequisite: MHC 522. This course includes an overview of the health care information technology system as well as clinical information systems devoted to the direct management of the patient. It provides guidance for implementing, managing, and accessing clinical information systems in various health care settings. Discusses medical records, resource management and security, the importance of disaster planning, standards and regulatory issues as related to informatics. Also examines the current state and future of health care informatics, including tele-medicine and emerging technologies, and explores the new technology creation and adoption processes and the impact of rapidly evolving technologies in the health care arena.
Data, Knowledge and Information Management in Health Care Informatics.
MHC 733 3 credit(s)
Pre-requisite: MHC 522, MHC 730. The purpose of the course is to help health care professionals transform data into useful information for decision-making. This information is then utilized to support administrative and clinical decision-making. Course content will include the process of decision-making, securing the right information, human factors that affect the use of information, information classifications, and the human-computer interaction in health care organizations.