Health Informatics - M.S.

College of Communication and Information
School of Information
314 University Library
Kent Campus
330-672-2782
slisinfo@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/slis


Description

The Master of Science degree in Health Informatics prepares graduates for careers in managerial, analytical, consultative and executive roles working with healthcare systems and clinicians.

Health informatics is the science of evaluating, implementing and utilizing technology to manage all information related to the patient care delivery process: clinical, financial, technological and enterprise-wide. Three major components comprise the health informatics discipline: (1) the information systems component focuses on such issues as information systems analysis, design, implementation, management and leadership; (2) the informatics component is concerned with the study of structure, function and transfer of information, socio-technical aspects of health computing and human-computer interaction; and (3) the information technology component focuses on computer networks, database and systems administration, security and programming.

The informatics field also draws contributions from computer science, the clinical sciences, social and organizational influences and business practices.

Fully Offered At:

  • Online Only

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  • GRE scores if total GPA is below 3.0 in highest completed degree1
  • Goal statement
  • Résumé
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following (effective spring 2018):
    • Minimum 587 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
    • Minimum 94 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
    • Minimum 82 MELAB score
    • Minimum 7.0 IELTS score
    • Minimum 65 PTE score

For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education website.

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In calculating total GPA, all grades from all courses taken at relevant level (bachelor's or master's) from all institutions are counted.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Reconcile the needs of clinical and non-clinical users of health information systems utilizing workflow analysis, systems analysis and project management principles.
  • Analyze collected data of health information systems, utilizing principles of data mining, statistics and clinical analytics.
  • Manage the implementation of health information systems in multiple health care venues using principles of organizational dynamics and change management.
  • Facilitate communication between clinical and non-clinical users of health information systems.
  • Successfully obtain the credential of Certified Associate in Health Information Systems.

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

[MS-HI]

Major Requirements
HI 60401HEALTH INFORMATICS MANAGEMENT 3
HI 60402LEGAL ISSUES IN HEALTH INFORMATICS 3
HI 60403HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3
HI 60410HEALTH RECORDS MANAGEMENT 3
HI 60411CLINICAL ANALYTICS 3
KM 60301FOUNDATIONAL PRINCIPLES OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT 3
LIS 60636KNOWLEDGE ORGANIZATION STRUCTURES, SYSTEMS AND SERVICES 3
Major Electives, choose from the following:12
CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT
CHANGE MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH INFORMATICS
HUMAN FACTORS AND USABILITY IN HEALTH INFORMATICS
HEALTH INFORMATICS INQUIRY AND ASSESSMENT
SEMINAR IN HEALTH INFORMATICS
ELECTIVE INTERNSHIP IN HEALTH INFORMATICS
SPECIAL TOPICS IN HEALTH INFORMATICS
INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN HEALTH INFORMATICS
BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT
SEMANTIC ANALYSIS METHODS AND TECHNOLOGIES
INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE I
USABILITY I
Knowledge Management (KM) Courses 1
Library and Information Science (LIS) Courses 1
User Experience Design (UXD) Courses 1
Culminating Requirement, choose from the following:3-6
MASTER'S INTERNSHIP IN HEALTH INFORMATICS
MASTER'S PROJECT IN HEALTH INFORMATICS
MASTER'S RESEARCH PAPER IN HEALTH INFORMATICS
THESIS I
Minimum Total Credit Hours:36
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With advisor approval, students may take a maximum 6 credit hours of KM, LIS and/or UXD courses, or other Kent State courses.