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Master of Science in Health and Medical Informatics

University/Institute: Brandeis University
Location: United States - Online
Focus: Medical Informatics
Recommended Undergraduate Degrees: Other: Clinical, technical and managerial backgrounds preferred
Degree Offered: MS/MSc/MA/M.Eng (< 1 year)MS/MSc/MA/M.Eng (Major/Primary Degree)

Key characteristics of program:

As the information systems within the health and medical industry grow more complex, organizations need leaders who can manage healthcare delivery with new information technology standards in mind. These individuals must possess a deep knowledge of regulations around medical data; the capacity to use information systems to support strategic decision making; and the ability to develop and implement efficient IT solutions to improve patient care.

Designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers along with their educational goals, our online MS in Health and Medical Informatics stands apart because it equips students to:

• Build and implement IT solutions that improve healthcare outcomes.
• Design policies that ensure the privacy and security of patient data.
• Use healthcare analytics to guide informed decisions.

The 30-credit program has six required courses and four electives.

Program Goals:

Graduates of our MS in Health and Medical Informatics program should feel equipped to examine emerging technologies for their capacity to improve healthcare delivery, and learn to interface between data systems developers and healthcare practitioners.

Program outcomes:

• Develop and implement information technology data solutions, for both clinical and administration, that improve healthcare outcomes and organizational performance.
• Effectively interface between the data systems developers and the user community.
• Design and implement security policies and procedures that ensure the privacy and security of all patient medical information.
• Effectively manage institutional IT portfolio, vendor selection &amp; management, and strategic planning.
• Ensure data/information adheres to current regulations and meets or exceeds best practice standards.
• Demonstrate proficiency in the language of healthcare and in-depth knowledge of the U.S. healthcare system with regards to health information.
• Effectively utilize healthcare analytics for decision support, knowledge management, and reporting.


Additional Information

Year Program Established: 2010
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: No
Type of academic terms: Quarter

Average number of applicants per year: 29
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 28
Average number of incoming students per year: 22
Average number of graduates per year: 8

Program URL: http://www.allcampus.com/workforce-alliances/iscb/#program-medical
Syllabus URL: http://www.brandeis.edu/gps/student-courses/programs/listings/health-and-medical-informatics.html

Contact Person: Christie Barone ( gps@brandeis.edu )

Last updated: Feb 06, 2017

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