Major ID: 337A
Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer-limited course offerings
The Healthcare Informatics program integrates education from health information, computer science and information technology.
Healthcare Informaticts work and support healthcare organizations in a multifaceted methodology by providing support directly related to industry practices and procedures regarding complex electronic health record systems.
Responsibilities may include supporting tasks and roles relating to data analysis, database design and administration, support of numerous software applications, implementation of data standards, knowledge of interoperability, and maintenance of clinical decision support protocols supported by evidence based medicine, routine system upgrades and preservation, system architecture, hardware, system networking, and legal knowledge to support information privacy and security.
Individuals enrolled in the program will obtain a broad body of knowledge of health information, computer science, and information technology that will allow them to become employed in many capacities within a healthcare system. Employment opportunities may include: data and information technology support personnel, analytics staff, data standards personnel, documentation integrity specialists, health information privacy and security personnel, electronic health record trainer or educator, implementation and data systems upgrade specialist and may include supervisory or leadership roles based on skill and ability.
Graduates of the Healthcare Informatics degree will find positions in various health care settings such as private physician offices, clinics, specialty clinics, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and rehabilitation facilities. Employment can also be found in government offices, the insurance industry, dental and chiropractic clinics, and information technology suppliers/vendors.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Computer User Support Specialists Occupations are anticipated to increase by +/- 10% between 2018-2028.
- Graduates will apply basic medical sciences in accordance to the profession.
- Graduates will demonstrate documentation and health information practices.
- Graduates will demonstrate skilled use of specialized software applications in the completion of information management processes that apply to healthcare.
- Graduates will support information systems applicable to healthcare.
- Graduates will comply with healthcare regulatory guidelines.
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