Category: Health Informatics
BU’s Metropolitan College is one of only eight U.S. institutions offering a master’s program in health informatics that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The accreditation applies to the Master of Science in Computer Information Systems with Health Informatics concentration, and provides assurance that the curriculum meets or exceeds the standards set by the CAHIIM Board of Directors.
The MS in Computer Information Systems, Health Informatics concentration, is offered on campus and online. The online program is ranked #4 among the nation’s Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs by U.S. News & World Report.
On September 20, ICIW 2014: the Fifth Immunoinformatics and Computational Immunology Workshop was held in Newport Beach, California, on the theme “Bridging Immunology and Computer Science.” The organizing committee of the international workshop included three faculty involved with MET’s Health Informatics program: Associate Dean Lou Chitkushev, director of Health Informatics; Adjunct Professor of Computer Science Vladimir Brusic, associate director of Health Informatics; and Assistant Professor Guanglan Zhang, faculty coordinator of Health Informatics.
MET’s online degree concentration in Health Informatics—one of six concentrations offered through the College’s Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (MSCIS) program—was ranked #6 in “The 20 Best Online Master’s in Healthcare Informatics Degree Programs” by TheBestSchools.org. The rankings balance several weighted factors, including academic excellence, course offerings, accomplishment of faculty, return on investment, and reputation.