Health Informatics
Bouve College of Health Sciences and College of Computer and Information Science

Health Informatics Overview

Program Name Master of Science in Health Informatics
College Name Bouve College of Health Sciences and College of Computer and Information Science
Entry Terms Fall Semester, Spring Semester,
Summer Semester
Credits Required for Graduation 33 Semester Hours
Tuition 2015-2016 Tuition
ApplicationApply/Admission Requirements
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The American healthcare system is undergoing dramatic changes and improvements that center on the integration of technology in patient care. Professionals in the field of health informatics—the union of information science, computer science, and healthcare—are driving many of these advancements. Yet as a new and rapidly evolving field, there is a critical shortage of qualified talent.

Northeastern University’s interdisciplinary Master of Science in Health Informatics prepares you to take a leadership role in addressing the combined clinical, technical, and business needs of health-related organizations. You will gain the knowledge and skills to successfully integrate systems, improve workflow, help people work together effectively, and make a real difference in the quality and effectiveness of healthcare delivery—today and in the future.

Program Objectives

  • Understand how information technology, people, health, and the healthcare system interrelate
  • Use information technology and information management concepts and methods to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes
  • Communicate effectively among healthcare practitioners, administrators, and IT professionals, and understand each of their needs and constraints

Certificate Information:

If now is not the right time for you to enroll in a Northeastern University–Charlotte master’s degree program, but you know that advanced study will enhance your skills and career potential, consider our graduate certificate programs.

Keep pace with the latest advances in your field. Develop new skills and insights. Discover how Northeastern University’s global network of active, committed professionals keeps you Networked for Advancement. Plus, apply your certificate credits to the related Northeastern master’s degree program when the time is right!

Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics Management and Exchange

The certificate program in health informatics and exchange gives you the knowledge needed to support the collection, management, retrieval, and exchange of electronic health data. It prepares you for a position as a specialist in data management, interoperability standards, and health database design. Learn More

Graduate Certificate Program in Health Informatics Privacy and Security

The certificate program in health informatics privacy and security combines knowledge of health informatics with a strong foundation in important information security issues. Learn More

Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics Software Engineering

This certificate program gives software engineers the background in health informatics as well as interchange and interoperability standards needed to better understand the context in which they work and perform effectively in a health-related organization. Program design is flexible to allow completion on a rapid schedule or a slower pace that is more compatible with full time workers. Learn More

ALIGN Master’s Degree Program

Interested in our Health Informatics Program but think your background might not be a match? Consider our ALIGN program. Created specifically to prepare bachelor’s degree holders for high-demand industries, regardless of their experience or undergraduate major, ALIGN offers custom curricula in hybrid formats and includes the benefits of our co-op experience and Northeastern’s global network. For details, visit our ALIGN website.