Identifying problems and crafting solutions using biomedical data—while never forgetting patients’ needs—is what we’re all about.
The Master of Science in Health Informatics degree from the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI integrates health care, health information technology, informatics, and many other fields. Our students learn to analyze and protect patient data, and to improve the quality of medical care and make it more efficient.
Our 36-credit-hour program equips students to examine how patients use their health care information, and to the build the tools that make it easier to manage unstructured data and extract useful information. By learning how to appropriately utilize natural language processing and other tools, our graduates can improve clinical decision support, electronic health records management, and patient privacy.
You’ll complete your health informatics master’s degree with either a thesis or a project, which provides a practical solution to a health information problem.
You’ll find our graduates creating technologies used on the front lines of medicine, shaping electronic health record and clinical information systems, ensuring privacy and the security of health information, and helping clinical teams use digital devices and new technologies to serve more patients.
Our graduates work in:
MEDIAN STARTING SALARY AT GRADUATION
Select electives that reflect your particular focus, whether it’s data science, programming languages, or health information security. The right classes can help you acquire skills to develop home health software, or to specialize in clinical research informatics or become proficient in implementing health care information systems.
These plans of study are intended for full-time students. Part-time students should take whatever courses are available each semester.
Students may use the summer for a variety of purposes, such as elective courses, thesis preparation, and project research.
Other elective courses are possible upon approval of the faculty. Some elective courses may have prerequisites. Students should check with instructors before enrolling.
Upon completion of the Master of Health Informatics, students attain the following competencies expected of practitioners in the discipline:
Fundamental professional and interdisciplinary skills:
Health and health care systems skills:
Human and social context:
Health Informatics recognizes that people are the end users of biomedical information, draws on the social and behavioral sciences to inform the design, development, and evaluation of technical solutions, policies, and economic, ethical, social, educational, and organizational systems.
The above learning outcomes are guided by this article:
Kulikowski, C. A., Shortliffe, E. H., Currie, L. M., Elkin, P. L., Hunter, L. E., Johnson, T. R., … & Smith, J. W. (2012). AMIA Board white paper: definition of biomedical informatics and specification of core competencies for graduate education in the discipline. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 19(6), 931-938.