Health Innovation from Health Information
The health informatics program at the University of Michigan responds to the growing demand for individuals with fundamental knowledge and skills in both information science and public health.
The health informatics program joins the expertise of the U-M School of Public Health (SPH) in population health, health policy, and individual health behaviors with that of the School of Information (UMSI) in human-centered design and the development, implementation, and evaluation of leading-edge information resources. Graduates of this program will be at the forefront of an inevitable and exciting transformation, powered by information, which will help individuals manage their own health and create new models for health care.
Distinctive Emphases on Leadership and Consumer Facing Technology
The chemistry of SI and SPH creates a program that is unique in its culture and emphases.
Michigan is uniquely positioned to educate future leaders for this rapidly-developing field. Health organizations of all types have recognized that information is a strategic resource and that management of information is their key to future success. As a result, there is an enormous need for individuals, trained in both health management and information technology, who will become innovators and leaders who create information-enabled organizations that revolutionize the ways information is used to promote better health.
Michigan is also uniquely positioned to offer interdisciplinary study of consumer health informatics informed by clinical informatics and population health informatics. The program is one of very few in the nation with a distinctive emphasis on consumer-facing applications in support of better health. Graduates will lead the development, analysis, and implementation of human centered health solutions -- from those that promote wellness to those that improve health management and quality of care.