M.S.H.I. - Master of Science in Health Informatics
Master of Science (M.S.)
The mission of the Master of Science in Health Informatics Program is to provide students with a graduate education that will further their careers as leaders and innovators in health informatics. The program supports its mission by offering a multidisciplinary curriculum that encourages both research-based and experiential learning.
Health informatics is defined as the knowledge, skills, and tools that enable information to be collected, managed, used, and shared for supporting the delivery of healthcare services and promoting health. Health informatics is one of the fastest-growing segments of information technology and computer science. It is an application of information technology and computing disciplines for solving problems in the field of healthcare. The need to reduce cost and increase efficiency within healthcare sectors is leading to the development of new healthcare concepts like managed care. Recent development in healthcare sector creates the need for data collation and analysis, thereby strengthening the need for adequate information systems. Although the role of information technology within the healthcare sector is gaining importance, understanding of its potential still remains fragmented.
Program Goal 1: Students will evaluate the interrelationships between information technology and healthcare services, and the ways these two areas influence and transform each other.
Program Goal 2: Students will demonstrate the technical, management, and quantitative skillset necessary to succeed as health informatics professionals.
Program Goal 3: Students will incorporate ethical principles and values into their professional practices.
Program Goal 4: Students will model effective leadership strategies in a variety of settings.
The Master of Science in Health Informatics is designed to meet shortages in the health informatics workforce. Further support from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics in the table below indicates the projected growth for health informatics. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the job outlook for health informatics is up 18% over the next ten years, which could translate to as many as 71,600 new jobs. Limestone University’s Master of Science in Health Informatics addresses this growing need for more skilled health informatics professionals.
|2019 Median Pay
|$100,980 per year
|Typical Entry-Level Education
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation
|Less than 5 years
|Number of Jobs, 2019
|Job Outlook, 2019-29
|18% (Much faster than average)
|Employment Change, 2019-29
A Master of Science degree program can help you take the next step in your career.