Online Master of Science

Healthcare Informatics

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Contribute to improved patient care by leveraging the power of data and technology

Harrisburg University’s Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics program offers you the knowledge and skills you need to evaluate and implement the IT solutions that can empower practitioners to provide even more effective patient care. Just as importantly, our program also teaches change management skills for championing solutions and gaining buy-in from other professionals in your organization.

Program Features and Benefits

Designed for working clinicians, insurance executives, policy analysts and other professionals with healthcare industry-related experience.

Combines IT knowledge with project and change management skill to equip you for effective leadership and collaboration with IT professionals.

Offers a deep dive into organizational psychology, generational differences, and other factors that can impact an organization’s openness to change.

An emphasis on data analytics knowledge, including legal and regulatory issues around patient health records, to equip you for informed decision-making.

Courses taught by expert faculty with specific professional experience in healthcare-related IT leadership roles.

What You’ll Learn

After completing our program, you will be able to:

  • Interact effectively with analytics specialists to define priority subject areas, evaluate data sources and understand the strengths and weaknesses of analytics results.
  • Communicate new knowledge and insights to senior management decision-makers.
  • Facilitate implementation of management’s decisions through use of best practices in change management, project management and optimization tools such as Lean and Agile.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be prepared for effective collaboration with IT professionals in physicians’ practices, hospitals, clinics and healthcare provider networks. They may also move into healthcare-related IT management roles.

Core Courses for the Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics

HCIN 500

Healthcare Informatics

HCIN 515

Essential Informatics Skills I

HCIN 520

Essential Informatics Skills II

HCIN 545

Healthcare Data

HCIN 550

Introduction to Healthcare Analytics

GRAD 695

Research Methodology and Writing

HCIN 699

Applied Project in Healthcare Informatics or GRAD 699 - Graduate Thesis

How to Apply

To apply to

the Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics, you must hold a baccalaureate degree in a related field from a regionally accredited U.S. institution (or international equivalent). We will also consider applicants who hold a baccalaureate in an unrelated field but who have relevant professional experience.

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details, including where to fill out our free application form, on our admissions page.

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