Master of Science in Healthcare Management - Informatics Concentration

The MSHCM Informatics concentration is designed to provide students with information systems, informatics, and information technology skills that will prepare students for careers in healthcare or related institutions. The program focuses on innovation driven by IT, data analytics, and improving service delivery and healthcare quality through IT solutions. The courses will address the use of technology to manage medical records, enhance the quality of health record management systems, and ensure electronic records compliance to regulatory and ethical standards. This program will examine innovative approaches in computer science, information technology, decision science, organizational behavior, and knowledge management used to deliver and enhance care.

MS-HCM program prepares students to:
• Utilize healthcare management principles to effectively manage a healthcare organization
• Influence change at a variety of levels for healthcare quality
• Differentiate healthcare delivery within a variety of healthcare populations/environments

MS-HCM Informatics program competencies:

  • Choose appropriate innovative technological solutions and data analysis to improve the quality of healthcare delivery.
  • Use data management approaches to manage patient-centered electronic health data including abstracting data, compiling information and researching data
  • Describe features of the health information systems, healthcare delivery systems, and classification systems.
  • Evaluate health records to ensure federal, state, privacy, ethical, security and confidentiality guidelines and regulations.
  • Appraise a health IT system development life cycle from system analysis, strategy planning, system design, planning, creating, testing, and implementation.
  • Explain data health standards, database designs, and principles of business continuity.

Degree Requirements

Courses- Informatics

CS651Computer Systems Security Foundations

4

CS660Database Systems

4

HCM655Healthcare Informatics

4

HCM690Healthcare Informatics Capstone

4

IT621Enterprise Data Management

4

Total Credit Hours:20

Core

HCM612Managing the Healthcare Organization

4

HCM632Systems in Healthcare

4

HCM671Healthcare Statistics

4

HCM674Health Policy in the United States

4

HCM676Healthcare Finance

4

HCM677Information Systems for Healthcare

4

HCM678Healthcare Law and Ethics

4

Total Credit Hours:28

Total Credit Hours: 48

Locations

  • Virtual Campus