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“The MS in Healthcare Informatics program provides opportunities to develop key health informatics skills through its unique curriculum and coursework that focuses on hands-on learning and field experiences.”

— Hasan Sapci, MD, Associate Professor and Program Director
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Change the Way Healthcare Is Delivered and Managed Learn to transform medical data into valuable insights that improve patient care. Established informatics and non-clinical professionals are welcome to apply—no previous healthcare experience is required.

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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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What Is Healthcare Informatics?

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.


Online Master’s in Healthcare Informatics Program Overview

Graduates of Adelphi’s program will be able to:

  • Apply information science and technology solutions to solve health informatics problems
  • Identify strategies that contribute to effective telemedicine program development
  • Analyze how clinicians and patients use technology to improve the quality of care
  • Interpret the interrelationships between information and health behavior
  • Design and develop modeling solutions for clinical decision-making.

Hasan Sapci, MD, Associate Professor and Program Director

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 Health Record (EHR), that are critical to improving patient care around the world.

The master’s in healthcare informatics program has received the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) accreditation—making it the first program to be accredited in New York state. This accreditation underscores our commitment to the highest academic standards and excellence in health informatics education.

Learn more about our curriculum.


Program Benefits

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  • First CAHIIM-accredited health informatics master’s program in New York. With this accreditation, it ensures access to a current and comprehensive curriculum, and potentially opens doors to greater employment opportunities and eligibility for professional certifications.
  • Focus on digital health competencies and hands-on learning experiences.
  • Distinguished faculty members with diverse professional backgrounds who will provide you with a personalized and supportive learning experience.
  • Expert assistance from dedicated Adelphi faculty and staff when determining a location to complete your practicum.
  • Gain field experience and graduate from a high-ranked school with a strong alumni network and national reputation for excellence.
  • Flexible entrance requirements no matter your experience or background — no GRE required.

Healthcare Informatics Careers

We designed the online healthcare informatics master’s program to provide a comprehensive, career-focused education. Our program empowers students to advance their careers and facilitate meaningful change within the healthcare field by developing essential leadership, managerial, technical and analytical skills.

Watch now: Clinical Assistant Professor Mary Jahrsdoerfer offers her expert insights on career opportunities for graduates of the Adelphi MS in Healthcare Informatics program.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 17 percent growth in healthcare informatics employment through 2030, due partly to the increased use of electronic health records and the enormous amount of data being produced by both people and systems.

This high demand for informatics skills has translated into a broad range of career opportunities for graduates, enabling them to find roles that best suit their needs, goals and personalities. “Wherever there is data and wherever you are comfortable, you can be in the healthcare arena,” said Professor Jahrsdoerfer.

Here are just some of the many jobs that call for healthcare informatics expertise:

  • Bioinformatics specialist
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Clinical data systems specialist
  • Clinical informatics analyst
  • Data engineer
  • Electronic health record specialist
  • Health information privacy manager
  • Healthcare administrator
  • Healthcare data analyst
  • Information technology project manager
  • Operations research analyst
  • Public health informatics specialist
  • Software developer
  • Systems administrator

Source: Lightcast™ Analyst 2023.

These roles can be found in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, government agencies, insurance companies and technology firms. Find out more about how graduates of the MS in Healthcare Informatics use their skills on the job.

The median salary is $91,000 for healthcare informatics jobs, and salaries have increased by more than 20% since 2020, according to the labor database Lightcast.

Who Can Benefit

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:

  • Health professionals (physicians, nurses, pharmacists, laboratory staff, etc.)
  • Non-health IT professionals (programmers, analysts, database administrators, etc.)
  • Career changers

How does graduating from a CAHIIM-accredited healthcare informatics program elevate career prospects?

Completing a graduate-level health informatics program accredited by CAHIIM can significantly enhance the professional development and career opportunities of our graduates. This accreditation serves as a mark of quality and excellence, signaling to employers that graduates have received an education that meets the highest industry standards. Consequently, our graduates are often more competitive in the job market, with access to a broader range of employment opportunities in healthcare settings, technology firms, research institutions and government agencies. Furthermore, the comprehensive curriculum and rigorous training provided in a CAHIIM-accredited program equip students with the advanced skills and knowledge needed to excel in their careers, pursue leadership roles, and contribute to the innovation and improvement of healthcare through informatics.

Please note that for Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) eligibility, the candidate must have graduated from a CAHIIM-accredited health information management program. Graduates from CAHIIM-accredited health informatics programs are not directly eligible.


Advanced Certificate in Healthcare Informatics

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 Informatics.

To learn more, visit our certificate program page.