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Improving the health care system means integrating innovative technology into patient care. The field of health informatics (HI) connects computer science, information science, and health care. HI professionals work with the processes and tools used to record, store, and analyze health care information; and communicate with both health care providers and IT professionals.
Kaplan University’s online Master of Health Informatics could prepare you for an exciting career and open doors to a variety of HI management and leadership positions.* We also offer a sequence of programs that serves as a specialized career pathway for health informatics professionals looking to build on their skills and expertise. The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management lay the foundation for continued study at the graduate level in the Master of Health Information Management and Master of Health Informatics programs.
of Kaplan University’s Master of Health Informatics program could choose from
many different career paths in a variety of settings, including hospitals,
primary-care facilities, physician offices, insurance companies, and
health care industry greatly increases its use of information technology, the
Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates national long-term job growth for
computer and information systems managers. Employment of computer and information systems managers in the health care industry is projected to grow 15 percent through 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.†
Access gainful employment information, including program length, tuition costs, financing options, and success rates.
Kaplan University’s interdisciplinary Master of Health Informatics helps prepare you to utilize information technology and information management concepts to improve the efficiency and quality of health care services. The comprehensive curriculum focuses on the relationship between information technology, people, health, and health care systems. Coursework will cover areas such as leadership in health care, epidemiology, health care data analysis, and health information systems. And, you will be taught by instructors with industry experience who are committed to your success.
Master of Health Informatics degree is designed to prepare you to:
The Master of Health Informatics program culminates in the successful completion of a practice-focused capstone project. This project provides you with opportunities to apply what you’ve learned to a challenging, real-world problem or issue in health informatics. You will conduct the capstone project under the mentorship of a faculty advisor.
Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.
Online Start Date
Jan 04, 2017
Online Start Date
Mar 22, 2017
This course explores organizational theory and
behavior essential for successful leadership and management in
the health care industry. Emphasis will be placed on
communication techniques, self-analysis, and strategies for best
practices in order to effectively implement key leadership and
management concepts in dynamic health care environments. Key
values that guide a leader's personal and professional behavior
and influence overall effectiveness will be explored, as well as
their impact on overall leadership styles.
Total Program Credits: 48
In this course, you will be introduced to the practical applications of descriptive and inferential statistics for the health industry. You will formulate a data procurement plan by analyzing real-world data. Additionally, you will learn how to effectively disseminate published health research data and apply this new knowledge within the field.
Health informatics deals with the resources, devices, and methods required to optimize the acquisition, storage, retrieval, and use of information in health and biomedicine. This course introduces the history and development of health informatics. It focuses on such issues as the structure, function, and transfer of information, sociotechnical aspects of health computing, and human-computer interaction. Students will also explore medical decision making, natural language processing, and knowledge discovery in the clinical setting.
This course is concerned with such issues as information systems analysis, design, implementation, and management. Students will explore health IT standards, health information exchanges, and systems thinking and theory. This course also covers the evaluation of processes and systems that ensure compliance with regulatory, governmental, legal, accreditation, and certification requirements for health information technologies.
This course focuses on the use of health care terminologies, vocabularies, and classification systems. Students will identify their appropriate uses and sources, and apply them within health information systems to promote effective communications and data integrity.
This course explores the technical aspects of health information systems management including issues of systems design and development as well as system support and maintenance. Students will analyze and describe necessary steps in the cycle such as identifying and selecting appropriate systems technology and data standards, creating requirements, evaluating security, and accommodating human factors in design and use. Other topics include terminology, functions, and standards as well as the basics of information architecture and systems infrastructure.
This course provides an in-depth overview of health care data analysis and design methodologies. Students examine techniques to develop systems more efficiently using the system development life cycle.
This course covers data security, privacy, and confidentiality of heath information as it relates to information technology and management. Topics include risk management, information security, and data validity and integrity. Students will also examine disaster recovery plans for data and service delivery.
This course is concerned with such issues as computer networks, database and systems administration, security, and programming. Topics include virtual network applications and storage, system integration tools, principles of data representation, and systems testing and evaluation.
The impact of biological processes in disease,
as related to the mechanisms of causation, disease transmission,
host risk factors, and host vulnerabilities, is presented. The
pathophysiologic mechanisms are studied in order to plan control
strategies and effective interventions to improve the health of
Students are introduced to the scope and
practice of infectious disease epidemiology. Topics include
historical aspects, definitions and nomenclature, outbreak
investigations, disease surveillance, case-control studies,
cohort studies, laboratory diagnosis, molecular epidemiology,
dynamics of transmission, and assessment of vaccine field
effectiveness. Students explore the global aspects of infectious
diseases in the modern world.
The capstone course is the culminating experience for the Master of Health Informatics. This course builds on the concepts of all the courses students have taken within the program of study. The capstone course provides students with the opportunity to integrate and synthesize the knowledge and skills acquired through their coursework in an original comprehensive project, and to assess their level of mastery of the stated outcomes of their degree program in health informatics.
The 25% tuition reduction applies only to international students living outside of the United States. This discount does not apply to military students. Please check with your advisor to see if you are eligible.
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* Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.
† Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Computer and Information Systems Managers, on the Internet www.bls.gov/ooh/Management/Computer-and-information-systems-managers.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.
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