Healthcare organizations and their partners have an unprecedented amount of data due to the adoption of new technologies and improvements in our ability to participate in real-time virtual collaboration, predict physiological trends, monitor patients and track physical activity. Similar advancements have been made in our ability to store enormous amounts of complex patient-sensitive digital information. Healthcare informatics professionals play a critical role in helping their organizations manage and use that information to improve patient care and make their organizations operate more efficiently.
Whether you’re an experienced health professional, health IT professional, or are looking to switch careers, the healthcare informatics field offers a wide range of opportunities. Our online MS in Healthcare Informatics equips you with the tools you need to advance your career in this increasingly data-driven future.
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Healthcare informatics is about helping organizations manage their data more effectively to improve the quality of care and enhance efficiency. Informatics exists for clinical and business purposes, giving organizations the system-processes and tools to predict, collect, store, manage and analyze data.
Using health informatics effectively also enhances collaboration and improves care. For example, nurses, doctors and the entire clinical team rely on emerging healthcare technologies to better communicate, collaborate and coordinate patient care. Getting the right information to the right person at the right time is essential for good patient outcomes. Informatics is the engine that powers this collaborative data mechanism.
The MS in Healthcare Informatics is designed for working professionals who are motivated to inspire change in the way healthcare is delivered and managed.
By enrolling in the program, you’ll gain knowledge on the effective use of cutting-edge telemedicine and telehealth systems. Additionally, you’ll develop a thorough understanding of how to transform raw medical data into valuable information.
With hands-on exercises and a comprehensive education in health information technology, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your proficiency with different health information systems, such as electronic medical records (EMRs), that are critical to improving patient care around the world.
Learn more about our curriculum.
There are many careers that utilize health informatics skills, including both clinical and non-clinical positions. According to Burning Glass, a platform that collects data from job postings, some of the most common health informatics careers include roles like registered nurses and clinical managers as well as more data-centric positions like applications manager and data analysts. The median estimated salary for jobs mentioning health informatics was $74,190 in 2019; for those same roles that mention a master’s degree, the median salary increases to $84,584.
We designed our online healthcare informatics master’s program to be comprehensive and career-focused, ensuring that students graduate with leadership, managerial, technical and analytical skills to advance their careers and help bring meaningful change in the healthcare field.
As a result, our program equips graduates with relevant skills for a variety of roles, including:
The online MS in Healthcare Informatics program is geared to individuals with busy professional and personal lives who want to expand their knowledge of health information systems, hone their skills in leveraging healthcare data for decision-making and advance or change careers. Our students have varying educational and professional backgrounds and may have no professional experience in healthcare or technology. They include:
We also offer a 12-credit Advanced Certificate in Healthcare Informatics that students can earn online in 15 months. This program offers two specialized track options: Technology and Clinical.
To learn more, visit our certificate program page.
The Adelphi College of Nursing and Public Health prepares students for careers as qualified caregivers and leaders who are ready to make an impact in their community. Founded in 1943 as the School of Nursing, we took on a new name in 2013 to support a new vision—combining our hallmark nursing programs with relevant healthcare programs to focus on public health. College of Nursing and Public Health students benefit from a holistic approach to health education that emphasizes community intervention, health maintenance and management, environmental health and emergence of new healthcare technologies across the health continuum.
The education we provide is grounded in practice, delivery, innovation and efficiency, and our students benefit from small class sizes and strong collaboration with faculty. The College’s alumni network is more than 12,000 members strong, and our graduates work as nurses, administrators, educators, researchers and advocates in a variety of public and private settings including hospitals, agencies and businesses of all sizes.