Program Length: 15 months
The healthcare industry is integral to a society. People get sick, and sick people need people to care for them. A Master in Healthcare Informatics is a part of that great industry.
Healthcare Informatics professionals are vital to the healthcare delivery system in the U.S. Graduates with a Master's degree in Healthcare Informatics can learn how to maintain, organize and create health records in hospitals, clinics, health departments, insurance companies, and governmental settings. Classes teach students how to be accurate and organized record keepers that can be relied on to safely maintain a healthcare provider's vast store of records. Without them, a healthcare provider would likely be unable to service the needs of a large client base.
A Master in Healthcare Informatics has a variety of options available to them. They may find work as a senior executive, professional, clinical, ancillary or administrative staff. The master's degree may offer many graduates the opportunity to become a Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CIO) or an IT/IN Director. These high level positions often require a master's degree to qualify for the position. These officers and directors may be well compensated for their work, making your drive for further education worth every penny.
Our Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics program prepares graduates for employment in occupations such as Computer and Information Systems Managers (11-3021.00). The total tuition and fees for this program is $ 28,482, including books. Stevens-Henager College does not provide housing, so no room and board fees apply. Graduates of our Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics program have an on-time completion rate of N/A and a job placement rate of N/A. The median Title IV debt for this program is N/A, the median non-Title IV debt is N/A, and the median loan debt is N/A. Our Net Price Calculator can help you see how you can afford college.
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This course addresses financial decisions healthcare professionals make on a daily basis. Students will assess financially viable options for a healthcare organization, the impact of the Medicare payment system, and diagnosis-related groups on the healthcare industry.
The Healthcare System
THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM This course is a comprehensive course covering the full spectrum of healthcare services, identifying up-to-the-minute trends, and analyzing options for future policy.
Legal, Social and Ethical Issues in Healthcare Informatics
This course focuses on analyzing the synthesis of legal and ethical issues. Topics include the role of a health information administrator, the AHIMA Code of Ethics, and HIPAA legislation. Students will be required to analyze requests for information using critical thinking skills and compare issues of paper-based and electronic health records related to confidentiality and data security.
Data Management, Quality and Integrity in Healthcare
This course focuses on the fundamentals of data management and information retrieval. Emphasis is placed on healthcare delivery, management, and improvement. Topics include information quality, measuring and evaluating data for quality, ensuring quality while processing data into information a company can use, organizational issues related to information quality, and information quality education and training programs.
Healthcare Information Security
This course explores the challenges of electronic healthcare information security, policies, and legislation. It presents a framework and an evaluation approach for the security of e-healthcare information systems.
Measuring Healthcare (Data Analysis & Reporting)
This course introduces students to the measurement methodologies used in the healthcare industry. Emphasis is placed on the practical impact various performance measurement methods have on patient outcomes. Students will learn how to collect, summarize, statistically analyze, present, and interpret data using current software tools.
This course focuses on the basics of predictive analytics and data-mining methods for business applications. Emphasis is placed on basic tools and techniques and includes case studies and exercises. Students explore examples of the applications of predictive analytics that focus on the analysis, the prediction, the marketing, investments, and business practices that enable educated decision making to drive revenues, reduce costs, and provide competitive advantage.
Strategic Management of the Healthcare Organization
This course focuses on information technology (IT), strategic planning, and implementation within healthcare institutions. Current concepts and practices, updated industry data, technology examples, and case studies are used to enhance student learning.
Health Informatics Capstone Project
This course focuses on producing a professional project or thesis that demonstrates integration of the skills and the concepts learned throughout the duration of the program. The capstone project can be completed individually or as a team effort.
Outcomes Assessment and Quality Management
This course addresses why healthcare institutions are responsible for the management and continuous improvement of quality in all aspects of their operation. It exposes the student to the processes and quality tools used to develop effective quality management programs as well as to assess current practices. It also covers how to evaluate outcomes data for interpretation to various audiences.
Healthcare Information Systems
This course is designed to prepare students for management oversight, administrative design, acquisition of, and implementation of, information technology systems. The course emphasizes basic knowledge of information systems in a healthcare environment. A component of the course is a team-based information technology strategic plan.
statistical analysis as related to business information, including profit and inventory analysis. Theory, tools, and techniques involved with information systems as used by management are introduced. Other topics include research design, data collection and organization, sampling, inferential statistical methods, and results interpretation. (Prerequisite: MAT220 or equivalent within the last five years, or with consent of the dean)
Systems Analysis and Design
This course focuses on systems analysis and design with emphasis on information systems development. Emphasis is placed on systems analysis fundamentals, the role of systems’ analysts, understanding and modeling organizational systems, process specifications, structured decisions, and quality assurance and implementation. Additional topics include the latest systems development methods, tools, and techniques.
IT Project Management
This course presents an understandable, integrated view of the many concepts skills, tools, and techniques involved in information technology project management. Topics include analysis of business requirements, development and deployment cycles, creating project plans for successful delivery, implementing risk management techniques and mitigation strategies, scheduling task cycles, implementing monitoring tools and controls to track project progress.
Decision Support Systems and Methods
This course focuses on the up-to-date techniques used in management support system technologies and how they can be used for better decision making. Emphasis placed on the Executive Information System (EIS), which is intended to facilitate and support the information and the decision-making needs of senior executives.
Total Courses: 15Total Credits: 60
Applicants for admission to the College must have graduated from an accredited high school, private secondary school, or have completed the equivalent (GED). All students who graduate after January 2006 must provide a high school transcript to check eligibility for the new Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG). Students who are applying for master's degrees must provide a copy of their bachelor's degree.
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