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Master of Science in
Computer Information Systems Concentration in Health Informatics


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#3, Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs (U.S. News & World Report 2016).

The Master of Science in Computer Information Systems concentration in Health Informatics provides students with:

  • Health electronic applications and the collection, processing, and storage of data
  • Essential understanding of medical data security and privacy components
  • Solid exposure to the latest medical technologies, as well as the electronic record systems used in hospitals and other medical organizations

Students who complete the Computer Information Systems masterís degree concentration in Health Informatics will be able to demonstrate:

  • Advanced knowledge in the analysis and documentation of requirements for architecture, design, and implementation of computer applications systems.
  • Proficiency in software and computing skills as they pertain to the design and implementation of database systems, data communications, systems analysis, and design.
  • Competence sufficient to identify current and emerging information technologies that may have strategic value for enterprise; assess where those technologies have value; and manage the implementation of those technologies in the enterprise.
  • An understanding of the American health care system, medical terminology, basic human anatomy and physiology, disease processes, diagnostic modalities, and treatments associated with common disease processes.
  • Advanced knowledge of the functionality, technical infrastructure, and best-practice deployment of health care IT, including medical algorithms, electronic health records, privacy and security, and regulations.
  • Proficiency in managing, processing, and analyzing medical data.
  • Competence sufficient to lead health IT initiatives, to conduct biomedical research, and to design, implement, and manage advanced solutions.


Students must complete the five core online Master of Science in Computer Information Systems core courses in addition to the five Concentration in Health Informatics required courses.

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