36 Credits
3 Semesters
12 Months

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Improve the Healthcare Industry With Your Master’s in Health Informatics Degree

Health informatics professionals use biomedical data, information, and knowledge for scientific inquiry and problem-solving. Through data analytics and artificial intelligence insights, they can drive innovations in the healthcare industry, such as making impacts in predictive medicine and tracking epidemics. The industry’s demand for evidence-based medicine, quality improvement, and patient data security and accessibility is fueling a need for well-trained health informatics professionals.

MCNY’s new master’s level health informatics program will equip you with the data analytics, healthcare IT and management skills you need to be successful in various informatics roles, including public health informatics, organizational informatics, social informatics and clinical informatics. Positively impact patient outcomes and make healthcare systems more efficient with your M.S. in Health Informatics from MCNY.

Why consider a career in Health Informatics?

Health informatics is a blend of information science and healthcare, offering opportunities to tackle real-world challenges. With the healthcare industry generating a significant portion of the world’s data, there’s growing demand for professionals who can harness this data for meaningful insights. This field offers a chance to make a difference by improving healthcare delivery, patient outcomes, and operational efficiency while addressing privacy concerns. Plus, it’s a dynamic field at the intersection of technology and healthcare, promising continuous growth and innovation.

What do Health Informatics professionals do?

  • Apply biomedical data effectively for scientific inquiry and decision making.

  • Utilize data analytics and AI to innovate healthcare.

  • Improve patient outcomes and healthcare efficiency through optimized delivery and centralized information.

  • Develop medical technology, public health strategies, and digitize healthcare records.

  • Integrate electronic health records smoothly with existing systems for enhanced healthcare services.

What’s driving the need for health informatics professionals?

  • Electronic Health Record (EHR): A cornerstone of health informatics, EHR adoption is mandated by the Affordable Care Act in the US, transforming healthcare operations.

  • Predictive Medicine: Health informatics pioneers predictive medicine with Big Data and AI, using vast datasets from wearable devices to anticipate illnesses and optimize interventions.

  • Epidemic Tracking: Health informaticists convert data into actionable insights, aiding in infectious disease tracking, prediction, and prevention.

What fields are part of Health Informatics?

  • Consumer health informatics

  • Data informatics

  • Data privacy

  • Decision support systems

  • Dental informatics

  • Ethics

  • Global health informatics

  • Healthcare

  • Home care

  • Information security

  • International healthcare systems

  • Nursing informatics

  • Telemedicine

  • Translational research informatics

What are some career areas in Health Informatics?

  • Public Health Informatics: Uses IT to educate the public, track medical research, and innovate in the field.

  • Organizational Informatics: Studies communication and data collation within medical organizations.

  • Social Informatics: Researches the social impact of computerization and society’s perception of IT systems.

  • Clinical Informatics: Examines how IT influences clinical research, medical education, and patient perception.

Health Informatics Employment Outlook

Employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow by 32% professionals earn a median average salary estimated at $100,980 per year (bls.gov).

Job titles and career paths are diverse in the health informatics field. Following are a few broad health informatics job titles and their associated median annual salaries.

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, accessed January 2024.

Where do Health Informatics professionals work?

  • Governmental agencies
  • Health informatics firms
  • Health insurance companies
  • Hospital and healthcare systems
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Medical billing firms
  • Medical clinics and doctor’s offices
  • Medical insurance firms
  • Medical oversight firms
  • Multi-center hospital systems
  • Public health organizations
  • Research laboratories

What are some Health Informatics job titles?

  • Health informatics specialist
  • Clinical analyst
  • Clinical informatics specialist
  • Nursing informatics specialist
  • Pharmacy or nutrition informaticist
  • Clinical informatics manager
  • Health informatics consultant
  • Informatics director

Explore the Course Offerings

Become a leader in the evolution of healthcare. Learn how to work with big data to improve patient outcomes in our one-year Master of Science in Health Informatics program at MCNY.

Purpose 1 Purpose 2 Purpose 3
HIP 510
Introduction to Health Informatics and Health Information Systems
HIP 620
Clinical Informatics
HIP 730
Health Care Information Technology Project Management
HIP 511
The Business of Health Informatics
HIP 621
Introduction to Data Mining and Visualization
HIP 731
Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
HIP 512
Security and Privacy in Health Informatics
HIP 622
Database Management Systems
HIP 732
Analysis and Reporting in Healthcare
HIP 513
Biomedical Sciences and Health IT
HIP 623
Leading and Managing Clinical Information Systems Projects and Change
HIP 733
Big Data and Information Systems

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This Degree is Practical

Employment in management occupations is projected to grow 9 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations, and will result in about 906,800 new jobs. Employment growth is expected to be driven by the formation of new organizations and expansion of existing ones, which should require more workers to manage these operations.

The median annual wage for management occupations was $109,760 in May 2020, which was the highest wage of all the major occupational groups.

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