Application Due: August 1st for Fall; December 15th for Spring
Health Informatics (HI) uses information technology along with information management concepts and methods in the delivery of healthcare. An effective HI professional needs to understand the relationship between information technology, people, health, and the healthcare ecosystem. They must be able to effectively communicate with practitioners, administrators, and IT professionals and understand the needs and constraints of all sides.
Northeastern University is offering a professional interdisciplinary Master of Science degree in Health Informatics (MS in HI) to respond to a critical shortage in health informatics professionals in New England and in the nation. This degree program draws on the technical expertise from the College of Computer and Information Science, as well as from the knowledge and practices of health professionals from the Bouvé College of Health Sciences.
The Interdisciplinary Master of Science Degree in Health Informatics is a non-thesis master's degree program teaching students the ability to use HI related technology and to facilitate better communication between health providers and IT professionals to improve the outcome and the delivery of healthcare. Students are provided with an understanding of the health care system plus a conceptual understanding of the science and the methodology for health informatics.
Graduates of the program are expected to have the skills to take a leadership role in the needs analysis, system design and analysis, product specification and product management, software QA, systems setup and implementation, training, maintenance, and customer support of healthcare information systems. Likely employers are health systems, hospitals, physician groups and outpatient facilities, health related software companies, HMOs, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, CROs and government.
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