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Break Into Health IT: 9 Master's Degree Programs

Having trouble landing a health IT job because you're not a clinician, or your IT experience lies outside healthcare? These master's degree and health informatics programs can help bridge the gap.
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Degree: Master of Science in Health Informatics

Program description: This online Master of Science in Health Informatics program aims for students to "gain the knowledge and skills to work with professionals who manage information technology at the place where healthcare and technology converge." The program enables students to learn about how advanced digital technologies integrate into the field of healthcare, and how the use of electronic data can improve the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare delivery. Students also learn about new technologies that can improve the diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of disease and reduce medical errors.

With increased attention on reducing healthcare costs, expanding access to quality care, and improving the quality of services, the role of health informatics is recognized as a critical component of healthcare reform.

Location: Online

Term: 2-year program, 36 credits

Job placement possibilities: Walden says career options for its degree graduates include (but are not limited to) nursing information officer, chief information officer, medical informatics specialist, clinical informaticist, project manager in health information, healthcare administrator, and medical and health services manager.

Cost: $24,840 for program

Website: http://www.waldenu.edu/Degree-Programs/Masters/M.S.-in-Health-Informatics.htm

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denise desuacido
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denise desuacido,
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4/5/2012 | 8:41:40 PM
re: Break Into Health IT: 9 Master's Degree Programs
What about Claremont Graduate University? I am currently getting my Masters in Health Information Management from them.
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CALLEN838,
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4/11/2012 | 7:08:56 PM
re: Break Into Health IT: 9 Master's Degree Programs
Oregon Health Science University (OHSU) is another top program for Certificates and Master's Progams in Health IT!
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Gideon,
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5/6/2012 | 3:38:42 AM
re: Break Into Health IT: 9 Master's Degree Programs
I agree. I was a student at OHSU, and took a couple of classes. I would recommend the university to anyone who likes to take a class, certificate and master programs in medical informatics. I wish there is a PhD online program in Medical or Clinical Informatics!
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