The BioHealth Department offers masters, and doctoral degrees in Bioinformatics and Health Informatics as well as certificates and Ph.D minors. Students with an interest in health and life sciences, have the opportunity to further explore informatics and learn how to make a difference in the health and wellbeing of others now and in the future, with a focus on better access to care and disease prevention.
Bioinformatics focuses on translational research that uses computational means to transform biological data into discoveries that help us better understand – and improve – life.
Health informatics enhances human health and well-being through the use of information technology, computer science and knowledge management to deliver more efficient and safer patient care as well as improve patient and population outcomes. Electronic health records, telemedicine applications, mobile health (m-health) applications, and clinical decision support are just some of the many technologies that one finds in the health informatics field.