Health Informatics is the use of information systems to secure, analyze, manage and integrate medical records and other health information. Health Informatics optimizes health information and the use of technology to improve health care. It encompasses technology’s impact on health care and development.
Health Informatics is a broad field and covers areas such as electronic health records, access to knowledge-based information and digital libraries, digital imaging systems, telemedicine, clinical decision support, health policy and decision making and much more.Organizations that hire Health Informatics graduates include: hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, government entities, technology companies, and medical research organizations.
“The need is huge for professionals who can help acquire, manage, and use information to improve health and manage payments.” - U.S. News and World Report, Discover 9 Hot College Majors, September 19, 2011.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Informatics (BSHI) will have a strong understanding of health care, information technology, information management, and business principles.They will be able to use these competencies to pursue a growing range of health-care oriented positions in the private or public sectors.
Students also gain additional experience, increase knowledge, and begin networking through participation in the student organization Health Informatics Association.