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The Intersection of Health Care, Technology and Data Science

Master of Science in Health Informatics Online

One of the most difficult challenges for modern health care is connecting vast information silos via technology. The benefits are extensive when data is flowing and connected efficiently, improving the quality, appropriateness, and effectiveness of healthcare services.
Disparate data accumulation by health care providers and organizations is growing exponentially, making health informatics a critical component to the industry’s transformation. Health informatics professionals manage, analyze and interpret health data, information, and knowledge through information technology and computational tools. The health informatics field is the combination of many disciplines including:

Information Technology

Computer Science

Information Science

Data Science

Business

Healthcare Management

 

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Why Choose Mason’s MS in Health Informatics?

  • Accreditation LogoIt’s in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
  • Online Education LogoOnline delivery format provides flexibility and accessibility for working professionals everywhere
  • Faculty LogoHigh-quality faculty with deep experience in both research and industry
  • Outcomes Checklist LogoOutcomes-focused program through evidence-based learning
  • Competitive Tuition LogoCompetitive price point for tuition
  • 28
    Months
  • COMPETENCY
    Driven Curriculum
  • Learning Formats
  • Program can be
    completed in less than 2 ½ years
  • In health IT, computer science,
    information science and business areas
  • Synchronous, Asynchronous
    and field practicum courses
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Evidence-Based Learning

Student-centered learning, not faculty-centered teaching.

“What the industry needs is people who can focus on the whole life spectrum of data analytics – meaning, they can talk to the customer, find out what the problem is, export the relevant data from any system, import it to a functional application, analyze the data and then build a model. In the end, the model needs to be usable and it needs to solve the customer’s problem, clinical or administrative.”

— Janusz Wojtusiak, PhD, Associate Professor & Section Chief

Our evidence-based curriculum is designed to develop your proficiency in the competencies necessary for success in health informatics and health data analytics. The content is routinely assessed and adjusted in response to dynamically changing healthcare and technology fields by:

  • Student Proficiency LogoDemonstrated student proficiency
  • Alumni Success LogoEvidence of alumni career success
  • Employer Guidance LogoPurposeful guidance of the employers we serve
  • Faculty Research LogoRenowned faculty through executive healthcare technology experience, research, and consulting
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Preparing Well-Equipped Health Informaticists or Data Analysts

The online MS in Health Informatics provides a high level of knowledge, technical skills and experiential learning, which is key to your ability to apply knowledge and skills in a real-world setting. Connect with us to learn more about our high-quality courses and rich, meaningful engagement with professors and fellow students.

Ideal for:

  • Current healthcare professionals, both clinical and administrative, who want to transition into an IT or data analytics focus while maintaining their connection to health
  • Existing information technology or data science professionals who want to specialize in the highly nuanced health care domain
  • Those who have found themselves already in a health IT job, but who are in need of advanced training to further their career and/or to elevate their skillset
  • Career changers with neither IT, nor healthcare backgrounds who intend to work hard to study and immerse themselves in a new technical field