Canisius Introduces Master's in Health Information Technology

Canisius will add a new master’s degree program to its Office of Professional Studies next fall.  The MS in Health Information Technology is an online program that combines healthcare, business and information technology to advance healthcare professionals’ understanding of increasingly complex healthcare operations. 

Core courses focus on health services and information systems, clinical computing, information technology security and privacy, healthcare reporting and information exchange, as well as business operations and project management.  The curriculum also examines the moral and social aspects of the health information technology field. 

Graduates will be qualified for work wherever health information is collected, organized and analyzed, including hospitals, physicians’ offices, nursing homes, ambulatory care clinics, insurance companies, research and government agencies, and consulting firms. 

The program, which may be completed in less than two years, is for individuals with bachelor’s degrees who are currently working in healthcare or related fields.