Building Knowledge, Skills, and Hands-on Experiences
In the Master of Heatlh Informatics (MHI) core curriculum you will build knowledge of the healthcare system and master concepts in health policy, information science, behavioral, cognitive, and organizational science. You will develop methodological skills in high-powered analytics, systems analysis, planning, development, and implementation.
Through MHI electives, you can explore a holistic approach to the field or focus on a primary area of interest:
- Consumer-facing applications of technology that support individual health, such as wellness programs, personal health records, mobile health, and decision support tools
- Design and evaluation of information systems that support clinical work in formal health care settings, including hospitals, office practices, and long term care facilities
- Population health that improves health at all levels, through data mining and epidemiological analysis, epidemic detection, and tracking.
A central feature of the program is the internship experience through which students:
- Develop skills required to create health information systems and resources that are truly useful to those who interact with them
- Develop a deeper understanding of the context and the goals of systems’ end users
- Develop the ability to translate system requirements into designs that are practical to implement and support
- Guide the development of systems that can accommodate the high rate of change that is characteristic of the health sector.
- Integrate conceptual understanding of health issues with a strong ability to recognize unique information requirements in various settings