Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics
Rapid advances in technology have revolutionized many aspects of the health care industry, including the way health data is recorded, secured, and shared. The industry-wide implementation of electronic health records has increased access to information which is improving the quality, safety, and efficiency of heath care. With your Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics degree from Ashford University, you will gain the knowledge to help health professionals provide optimal care.
What you will learn
The Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics focuses on the structure and function of information, health information exchange, privacy, security and interoperability standards, and the effective use of data in problem-solving and information governance. You will gain an extensive understanding of health informatics resources and tools, and you will learn how to apply them for research purposes to improve health care delivery. As a graduate, you will be able to:
- Apply principles of leadership in the development of strategic goals, achieving organizational outcomes and modeling professional values
- Utilize health care information technology and statistical reasoning in organizational planning and decision-making
- Evaluate health care outcomes using quality improvement and risk standards
- Apply problem-solving approaches in the resolution of health care issues and digital management of health care information
- Analyze data to improve clinical practices, organizational priorities, risk analytics, metrics, and trends
- Propose the design, delivery, and improvement of software applications, training programs, and related courseware
- Evaluate policies and procedures protecting confidential patient information in accordance with federal and state regulations
- Develop strategic initiatives for information management systems and regulatory policies
Your Courses in Health Informatics and Analytics
The curriculum for the Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics degree offers a multidisciplinary approach that will prepare you to meet the information needs of the health care industry. Coursework explores topics such as the foundations of health informatics, program management, systems analysis, technology management, health data governance, biostatistics, epidemiology, clinical research, and grant writing.
Major Course Requirements (39 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)
Careers in Health Informatics and Analytics
The degree program features a multidisciplinary approach that focuses on topics such as the foundations of health informatics, program management, systems analysis, technology management, health data governance, biostatistics, epidemiology, clinical research, and grant writing. Take a look at your potential health informatics and analytics career options.