Health Information Technology
Health care organizations – from hospitals to senior care facilities to physician offices – depend on information technology to ensure the highest efficiency and productivity. If you desire a leadership role in IT, including collecting, analyzing and organizing health information, consider an MS in Health Information Technology.
Enroll in the online Master of Science in Health Information Technology if you have a bachelor’s degree and are currently working in healthcare, technology, healthcare policy, public health, or related fields. The program combines healthcare, business, and information technology to advance your understanding of increasingly complex health care operations.
You will participate in two, 1-credit hour practicums, providing you with an opportunity to work in a health IT environment under the faculty mentor to create a project. You will obtain the skills needed to use IT as part of the decision-making and critical thinking necessary to work in the health care field. Upon program completion, you will be ready to take certification exams from such organizations as Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
Extended Learning Opportunities
The program contains two 1-credit hour practicums. The goal of these practicums is to provide students with an opportunity to work with in a Health IT environment under the faculty mentor to create a project. The course is a culmination of work within the Health IT curriculum and should reflect the knowledge gained in these courses.