Master of Science in Health Informatics

Congratulations April Johnson, 2013 Masters in Health Informatics Graduate!

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Left to right: Helen Connors RN PHD FAAN, April Johnson MSHI and Won Choi PhD MPH

FA2014 application window is closed.   We are accepting applications for Fall 2015.  Due: March 2, 2015

MSHI studentProfessionals in health informatics have skills in analysis, design, implementation and evaluation of information systems that support a full range of clinical and patient care functions. Working as a translation specialist, the graduate will be prepared for entry and mid-level positions with IT departments, medical practice departments, advanced nursing departments, public health organizations, and as consultants and/or staff in organizations that specialize in computer operations and knowledge management. Graduates also have the skills to enter the growing field of health information exchange, which includes regional health information organizations and the emerging personal health records. In addition to a foundation in information technology, special skills will be acquired in organizational change, project management and impact evaluation.

Partners

laptopWe believe that an interprofessional degree offered by the Office of Graduate Studies, with oversight by the KU Center for Health Informatics, is the desirable degree program for health professionals who want a specialty focus in health informatics. The Advisory Council of this program reflects this commitment to interprofessional collaboration. Faculty with foundations in nursinghealth policy and managementpreventive medicine and public health, and health information management, partner to create this masters' degree in health informatics. The degree program has a relationship to KU's Institute of Community and Public Health.

Overview of Curriculum

hand-held deviceStudents enrolling in the health informatics complete 40 credits hours. The curriculum is divided into three cores: informatics, leadership, and discipline focus (matching that of the faculty partners). Many of the courses are online. A strength of the program is the close relationship between the student and faculty adviser. The student and adviser will develop a plan of study that meets the career goals of the student. The program concludes with a research project and a practicum, which combines research with hands-on experience and provides an opportunity for students to take advantage of the resources at numerous clinical and business partners.

Last modified: Apr 03, 2014
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