This program transforms applicants with IT and computer science backgrounds into health information system architects for health information systems design and development. Participants gain both theoretical and practical background in health information system design. Practical experience may come from projects with OpenMRS or commercial health information systems available through Regenstrief Institute and the School of Informatics and Computing.
Upon successful completion of the program, participants will possess the following:
Qualified applicants are expected to have an undergraduate or graduate degree in Computer Science or in a closely related field, with a strong programming and database skill set.
This 18-credit-hour program includes five courses and mentored practicum. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of a 3.00, with a grade of a B- or better in all individual coursework.
The mentored practicum allows trainees the opportunity to work on real-world health information systems.
Graduates of this program will be the architects and developers of advanced health IT solutions. Through cross-training in IT and health domains, you’ll develop a high level of familiarity with health domains to complement your technical skills in computer and information science: