Department ofBioHealth Informatics

Health Informatics Master of Science

The M.S. in Health Informatics is a 36-credit-hour program that integrates knowledge from informatics, healthcare, health information technology and other disciplines to analyze and protect patient data, increase healthcare efficiencies and produce higher quality patient care.

Careers in Health Informatics

Our graduates play a critical role in health care organizations by leading the design, development, implementation, management, and integration of electronic health record systems, m-health, and other technologies. These individuals often have a passion for improving health care and making a difference in their community as well as the world. Our graduates work on a wide array of projects in hospitals, doctors’ offices, insurance companies, government agencies, and health IT software companies.

A sample of some projects include:

Why study at SOIC?

As a health informatics student, you have access to unique combination of faculty, organizational, and community resources to enhance learning and research. Our faculty are engaged in cutting-edge research on the next generation of health IT systems, applications of health analytics, and development of technologies to support patients wherever they may need access to health informatics. Furthermore, the School of Informatics and Computing collaborates with many world-class partners including:

Indianapolis and the State of Indiana are a significant hub for innovation in the life sciences and a national model for healthcare in the Digital Age. Indianapolis is one of the Most Wired healthcare markets in the nation, home to 5 major technology-ready networks of hospitals and physician practices. Indianapolis is further home to the largest health information exchange in the U.S. These community resources provide access to patient data and research possibilities that are truly unprecedented. Our community is also home to a health informatics accelerator, which works with entrepreneurs to take their innovative ideas to the market.

Getting Started

Students must first apply and be accepted as a graduate student and meet the following prerequisites:

Promising applicants lacking competencies necessary for admission may be allowed to take courses that will satisfy those requirements, as determined by School of Informatics and Computing faculty. Those courses, however, would not count towards degree completion.

Plan of Study

Students can view degree maps for fall admission and spring admission.

Note: The semester a course is offered can change. The student is responsible for checking the Registrar for confirmation.

Sample Elective Options

Other elective courses are possible upon approval of the faculty.

Course Online
INFO B551 Independent Study No
INFO B578 Data Administration: Clinical Administration Decision Making (3 cr.) No
INFO B582 Health Information Exchange Yes
INFO B583 Privacy and Security in Health Care Yes
INFO I590 Topical No
INFO B605 Social Foundations of Informatics Yes
INFO B617 Informatics in Life Sciences and Chemistry No
INFO B641 Business of Health Informatics Yes
INFO B643 Natural Language Processing No
LIS S644 Consumer Health Informatics Yes
INFO H543 Usability and Evaluative Methods in Interactive Design Yes
INFO H563 Psychology of HCI Yes
INFO H564 Prototyping for Interactive Systems Yes
GRAD 610 Topic in Translation and Implementation of Research
GRAD 660 Clinical Research Methods
GRAD 661 Clinical Trial
GRAD G667 Tools and Techniques in Translational Research
GRAD G668 Quantitative Aspects in Translational Research
GRAD G672 Translational Research and Entrepreneurship
PHBL P563 Intro to Applied Stat Methods