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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.

ISCB members are eligible to receive a 15% per course tuition discount on Brandeis University’s online Master of Science in Health and Medical Informatics. 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 clinicians and administrators that improve patient and healthcare outcomes and organizational performance.
• Interface between the data systems developers and the user community to ensure safe and effective data governance of patient electronic health records and analytics in decision making.
• Design and implement security policies and procedures of all patient medical information to ensure data/information adheres to HIPAA and HIE regulations and requirements and meets or exceeds best practice standards.
• Effectively manage institutional IT portfolio, vendor selection &amp; management, interoperability of systems and applications, information security solutions, and strategic planning for transformation to and continued support of value-based care.
• Demonstrate proficiency in the language of healthcare and in-depth knowledge of the U.S. healthcare system with regards to health information and population health.
• Effectively utilize healthcare analytics for decision support, knowledge management, and reporting.
• Lead and manage projects that advance change to ensure quality processes meet industry standards and enable development of innovative practices.


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: https://cp.allcampus.com/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: Apr 26, 2019

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