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Master of Health Informatics

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Prepare for Your Future in the Growing Field of Health Informatics

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.

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Specialized Degree Sequence for Health Informatics Professionals

We 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's in health information management lays the foundation for continued study at the graduate level in the Master of Health Information Management and Master of Health Informatics programs.

Master of Health Informatics Program Highlights

Purdue Global’s interdisciplinary health informatics master's degree helps prepare you to utilize information technology and information management concepts to improve the efficiency and quality of health care services. 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.

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Program Outcomes

Our health informatics graduate program is designed to prepare you to:

  • Design effective strategies based on concepts of leadership and innovation in health informatics.
  • Assess the impact that economics, ethics, professional standards, and the law have on the optimization of health informatics
  • Evaluate public policy and health care policies and procedures to support health informatics innovation across systems.
  • Formulate data to optimize financial outcomes.
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Capstone Project

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.

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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Purdue University Global is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

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What are the Career Opportunities?

Graduates of Purdue Global’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
  • Pharmacies

As the 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 14% from 2016 through 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.

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How Do I Get Started?

Purdue Global offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.

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April 18, 2018
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July 05, 2018
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September 19, 2018
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December 05, 2018

What Courses Will I Take?

The Master of Health Informatics offers a comprehensive curriculum that focuses on the relationship between information technology, people, health, and health care systems. Courses include:

  • Leadership in Health Care
  • Clinical Terminologies and Medical Vocabularies
  • Project Management of Health Information Systems
  • Health Care Data Analysis
  • Information Systems and Technology Management
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
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Program Requirements
  • Core Credits48
  • Total Credits48

Can I Afford This?

Here are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.

Tuition and Fees

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Online, Rockville, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin

$420.00 cost per credit
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Indiana resident military veterans: tuition for online undergraduate degree and certificate programs is $220.00 per quarter credit hour.


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NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Prior experience may be necessary for leadership positions.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 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.

Purdue University acquired Kaplan University in March 2018 and created Purdue University Global, which is following the same curriculum format and instructional delivery methods as developed and used by Kaplan University. These disclosures are based on Kaplan University data reported prior to the acquisition.