Online Bachelor of Arts Degree in Health Informatics
Dr. Karen Bakuzonis is Chair of the Bachelor of Arts in Health Informatics program at Ashford University's College of Health, Human Services, and Science. She earned a PhD in Higher Education Administration from the University of Florida, a Master of Science in Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia/ Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Bachelor of Science in Medical Records Administration from Daemen College. Read her full bio.
Be on the cutting edge of health care delivery when you earn your Bachelor of Arts in Health Informatics online from Ashford University.
The Bachelor of Arts in Health Informatics provides a generalist orientation to this emerging field that combines information science, computer science, and health care. You will receive a broad overview of how health care data can be used to improve the quality of patient care through utilization of information for better management. When you complete this degree, you will acquire an understanding of how health and allied health personnel and organizations transform data into information. In addition, the degree introduces you to the regulatory and compliance factors impacting the design, use, and application of health informatics.
Health Informatics professionals play a critical role in maintaining, collecting, and analyzing patient information and health data. Specific career opportunities* include:
- Entry Level Positions in Health IT
- Research Assistant
- Business Process or Data Analyst
- Medical Software Developer
*Some positions may require experience in health care or additional training or certification.
Special Terms and Conditions
Successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Further, Ashford University does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate's application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. Further, a criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure, certification, or employment in this field of study.
If this program fits your personal and professional goals, contact Ashford University at 866.711.1700 to learn more, or request additional information.