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Master of Science in Health Informatics

Unlock the power of data to improve patient care and systems management. Learn how to thrive in the dynamic field of Health Informatics with our online master’s degree.

ACADEMICS ONLINE

Master of Science in Health Informatics

Unlock the power of data to improve patient care and systems management. Learn how to thrive in the dynamic field of Health Informatics with our online master’s degree.

Find Opportunity at the Intersection of Data & Health Care

From pharmaceuticals and insurance to clinics, hospitals and non-profits, hiring in health informatics is expected to grow 13% through 2026, making it one of the fastest growing fields in the already-booming health care industry.

Logan’s award-winning online MS in Health Informatics will empower you to compete in a complex and in-demand field, increase your earning potential, advance in your current position or transition to a rewarding new career path.

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Most Affordable

Our Health Informatics program is recognized as one of the country’s Most Affordable

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Editor's Choice

Best College Reviews named our MS in Health Informatics to their list of Top Online Master’s degrees.

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HiMSS Academic Organizational Affiliate

Logan students receive free membership in the prestigious Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.

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Program Highlights

Is Informatics Right for You?

If you’re analytical and fascinated by health, technology and business; if you’re driven to improve outcomes; if you have a degree or work experience in health care or information management, you’ll find a rewarding future in health informatics.

World-Class Faculty

Gain the knowledge and skills to thrive in a complex and dynamic marketplace. Our world-class faculty bring real-world industry experience to the classroom.

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A Focused Education

Customize your degree with a concentration in one of four areas: health care compliance, health policy and management, public health or quality systems. Logan MSHI graduates are eligible to sit for the Certified Professional in Health Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) certification.

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Industry-Driven Curriculum

Explore, from many perspectives, the impact of informatics on the continuum of care. Focusing on health care information systems, our curriculum was developed with the guidance of industry leaders—and potential employers—to deliver knowledge you can put to work right away.

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Paths to Success

Backed by the strength of Logan’s innovative career center, MSHI graduates find rewarding careers in hospitals, clinics, insurance or pharmaceutical firms, universities, research departments, vendor companies and consulting firms.

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Your Degree, Your Schedule

Advance your education from virtually anywhere. Logan’s online master’s degrees are taught 100% online with three 15-week trimesters per year, so you can start your program at a time that works best for you.

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Program Learning Outcomes

Master advanced techniques in communication, managing information, higher-order thinking and leadership.

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

Ethics–
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.

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Admission Requirements

No GRE necessary. Applicants must have a master’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

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Tuition & Fees

Our MSHI is completely online, saving you time and travel costs. For current tuition, fees and estimated expenses, click below.

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2018-2019 Academic Degree Plan

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2019-2020 Academic Degree Plan

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2017-2018 Course Descriptions

Graduate ready to excel through with such industry-current courses as information systems management, systems analysis and design, consumer health informatics and project management.

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2018-2019 Course Descriptions

Graduate ready to excel through with such industry-current courses as information systems management, systems analysis and design, consumer health informatics and project management.

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2019-2020 Course Descriptions

Graduate ready to excel through with such industry-current courses as information systems management, systems analysis and design, consumer health informatics and project management.

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