Master's of Health Informatics Degree

Online Master of Science in Health Informatics

Logan University provides students superior training, giving them confidence to be the health care leaders of tomorrow.

Health informatics is a rapidly changing field where its professionals improve healthcare by harnessing the wealth of information that spans the patient continuum of care. Multiple disciplines, such as business and technology, intersect with healthcare in this field.

The Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) program is designed to provide graduate students with a skill-set that helps those new to the field of health informatics to transition into it and those already there to rise to the next professional level. The program focuses particularly on healthcare information systems. Students will learn–from multiple perspectives–the impact of health informatics on the continuum of care.

This program is offered entirely online and no GRE is required.

Graduates find careers in places such as hospitals, clinics, insurance organizations, academic institutions, research departments, vendor companies and consulting firms.

  • Master's in Health Informatics

    Admissions Requirements

    Admissions guidelines for the Master of Science in Health Informatics degree may be found on Page 36 in the Academic Catalog.

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Master's of Health Informatics Degree

The HIMSS Academic Organizational Affiliate program is a way to share industry knowledge and educate students on critical issues that will help them succeed in health IT. The program gives Logan access to educational content, industry news, networking opportunities and discounted resources, not to mention a variety of student-focused benefits, including complimentary student memberships (subject to student membership criteria). 

Logan hosted the Midwest Gateway Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's seminar titled A Healthy Connection: Enabling Emerging Technologies in Wireless Communications.

  • Academic Degree Plan (ADP)



  • Course Descriptions


    CAPS 08106 Professional Track                                                                             3 credit hours

    This capstone course provides students with an integrative learning experience and a synthesis of knowledge combining theory and applications of health informatics and healthcare delivery. This course builds upon previous coursework and includes applications of theories to practical issues in the field of health informatics.

    Pre-requisites: all didactic coursework up to last trimester. May be taken with one elective.


    HLTI 05100 Introduction to Healthcare Information Technology                     3 credit hours

    This elective course will provide an introduction to computer systems used in healthcare. Such topics as hardware, software, networks, databases, clinical applications, and security will be covered.

    Pre-requisites: This is a required elective for students lacking a strong IT background.               


    HLTI 05101 Information Systems Management                                                   3 credit hours

    This course covers the fundamental concepts of managing an organization’s information systems portfolio. Topics include the entire lifecycle of information technologies in a typical healthcare environment.  This includes the need for technology, requesting, selecting, acquiring, implementing, and supporting information technology solutions.  Complementary topics such as information security, IT governance, and enterprise architecture are included.

    Pre-requisites: HLTS 05101 Intro to HI


    HLTI 05102 Systems Analysis and Design                                                             3 credit hours

    This course explores the development of healthcare information systems through the use of a systems development lifecycle. It will assist the learner in examining the techniques and core skills used to develop an information system.  This course will examine the four phases all information system design projects move through: Planning, analysis, design and implementation. Additional areas that must be considered when developing an information system, such as change management and team building, will also be covered. 
    Pre-requisites: HLTS 05101 Intro to HI

    HLTI 05103 Consumer Health Informatics                                                           3 credit hours

    This course focuses on the information and technologies used by consumers to manage their health. Topics include such things as health literacy, quality of consumer health information, and Internet-based information delivery.

    Pre-requisites: HLTS 05101 Intro to HI


    HLTI 05201 Data Management in Healthcare                                                       3 credit hours

    This course acquaints the student with data principles and their application to healthcare information system selection and usage. It introduces the Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom framework as the essence of data management, driving data capture and use in the standardization of evidenced-based practices and patient-centered care. Topics include big data, knowledge management, quality analysis, surveillance, and interoperability, as well as data warehousing and data mining.

    Pre-requisites: HLTS 05101 Intro to HI


    HLTI 05202 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Informatics                               3 credit hours

    This course introduces students to the ethical, legal, and regulatory issues relevant to the use of information technology in healthcare. Topics include such things as protection of patient information, intellectual property, computer and software law, professional ethics and responsibilities, and regulatory issues that impact the management of electronic health information.

    Pre-requisites: HLTS 05101 Intro to HI


    HLTI 06102 Leadership Skills for Health Informatics Professionals                 3 credit hours

    The purpose of this course is to prepare students to become successful leaders in a healthcare setting. Those already in leadership roles will further their leadership skills. Students will apply leadership theories, concepts, and skills in case studies and analyses of known leaders, and also in assessment of their own leadership potential.
    Pre-requisites: HLTS 05101 Intro to HI


    HLTM 05202 Project Management                                                                        3 credit hours

    This course provides a comprehensive foundation of the theory and concepts of project management.  Included is a focus on the initiation, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closure phases of a typical healthcare information technology project.  Emphasis is given to practical tools and techniques that will allow the HIT professional to repeatedly conduct successful healthcare projects.

    Pre-requisites: HLTS 05101 Intro to HI

    HLTM 05203 Business and Financial Skills for Health Informatics Professionals    3 credit hrs.

    This course will focus on the critical business and financial skills/processes needed in the acquisition and management of health information systems and other technologies.  It extends traditional project management skills to include specialized skills including the development of vendor relationships, the request for proposal process, contractual considerations, and the budgetary processes behind IT operational and strategic decision making. This course also reviews the business and financial considerations of forming and operating health information technology ventures. 
    Pre-requisites: HLTS05101 Intro to HI; HLTM05202 Project Mgmt; HLTI05101 Information Systems Mgmt

    HLTS 05101 Introduction to Health Informatics                                                  3 credit hours

    This course will provide an overview of health informatics focused on a variety of introductory subjects such as an overview of the health informatics field, privacy and security, the electronic health record, clinical decision support systems, healthcare’s technical infrastructure, the e-patient, patient safety/quality initiatives, and standardization of healthcare data.

    Pre-requisites: N/A


    HLTS 05102 Foundations in Healthcare                                                                3 credit hours

    This course will provide an overview of the U.S. healthcare system to any student with little or no healthcare background. Medical terminology, medical specialties, documentation standards, and health information lifecycles are introduced. The student will also have the opportunity to experience hands-on use of an electronic health record.

    Pre-requisites: N/A


    RMET 05101 Research Methods in Healthcare                                         3 credit hours

    In this course, students will learn to evaluate the scientific/clinical literature for reliability and validity as well as the potential clinical significance of research results. Students will learn how to: identify limitations of research findings and recognize the multiple sources of research design error and researcher bias, how to evaluate reliable research study designs and experiments, how to create the various types of study designs and understand when each design is appropriate, how to write and test hypotheses, and how to find, correctly cite, and analyze peer-reviewed literature.


    Students in the MSHI program must complete 6 courses prior to taking this course.

    Students in the MSNHP program must complete 4 courses prior to taking this course.

  • Program Learning Outcomes

    1.       Communication

    Students will demonstrate professional communications skills and techniques by

    a.       Creating a written comprehensive in-depth analysis of real or fictional leaders.

    b.       Creating a recorded presentation of an original consumer health informatics solution paper.

    c.       Using best practices in writing, composing a short scholarly paper. 


    2.       Higher Order Thinking

    Students will integrate theories, models, and tools from social, business, human factors, behavioral, and information sciences and technologies in the design, implementation, and evaluation of health informatics solutions by

    a.       Creating a cost estimate, a cost baseline, and project funding requirements.

    b.       Composing an original consumer health informatics solution that will benefit the health of a person or population.

    c.       Interpreting the technical infrastructure of healthcare.


    3.       Managing Information

    Students will select pertinent information from a multitude of sources to make informed decisions for self and with others by

    a.       Selecting evidence-based research necessary to discover and cite relevant information.

    b.       Using databases to identify peer-reviewed research articles published in the health sciences literature.

    c.       In Logan University's Learning Resources Center (LRC), locating credible resources that support student work.

    4.       Valuing

    Students will demonstrate professional practices that incorporate ethical principles and values of the discipline by

    a.    Assessing the impact of ethics on the behavior of HIT workers and users in given scenarios.

    Social and Behavioral--

    Students will acknowledge the importance of social and behavioral aspects of health and their contribution to the health of individuals and populations by

    a.    Appraising the impact of a patient’s use of technology on his/her healthcare.

    b.   Evaluating methods used to engage patients in their personal healthcare.



    5.       Leadership

    Students will employ appropriate leadership behaviors that influence others in reaching common goals by

    a.    Comparing the roles and responsibilities of the Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO), Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO), and the key IT staff.

    b.    Evaluating the role of a servant leader in healthcare.

    c.    Appraising the role of HIT governance and strategic planning in ensuring that HIT operations best support an organization's goals and objectives.

    6.       Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

    Students will develop collaborative relationships with other professions and stakeholders to solve complex health and health information problems by

    a.    Appraising health information stakeholders and health information lifecycles.

    b.    Generating strategies for managing organizational change.

    c.    Preparing a stakeholder analysis.

  • Who Should Enroll?

    Health care professionals who want the technological and business knowledge needed to transition into health informatics.

    Health information management professionals who want to gain expertise in health informatics.

    Information technology professionals who wish to transition into healthcare.

    Motivated individuals who are seeking careers that combine healthcare, information technology and business.

  • Why Logan University?
    Why Logan?

    Logan University is dedicated to maximizing human performance through innovative health education and continuous quality improvement. With an established and world-renowned reputation for academic excellence, Logan University offers first-class programs, facilities and faculty.

    Logan has been a leader in chiropractic education since 1935. Today, Logan University continues its chiropractic tradition while also offering a variety of online health sciences programs.

    The Trimester System

    Logan University’s academic year consists of three 15-week trimesters. Trimesters begin each January, May and September. The trimester format allows for more flexibility for students who are deciding when to begin their education.

    Quality Education at an Outstanding Value

    Quality education at a great value makes Logan a natural choice for those seeking careers in the health care field. Logan’s tuition for undergraduate, graduate and doctorate courses are competitively priced. When Logan students graduate, they leave not only with an outstanding education, but also with smaller student loans.

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