2019-20 University Bulletin 
    Sep 25, 2022  
2019-20 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Healthcare Informatics, M.S.

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(39 credits)

NY State Program Code: 34842
HEGIS Code: 0702.00
CIP Code: 51.2799

The 39 credit Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics offers health care-focused course work on American health care systems, management theory and organizational behavior, information systems, databases, system security, data analysis, clinical decision support, along with applied field experience and a capstone research project course to synthesize all coursework. The curriculum was developed from the model curriculum of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and was developed to also align with the criteria of the Commission on Accreditation for Health Information and Information Management (CAHIIM). It is designed to help the student use information technology to support efficient, accurate health care delivery and management. People who choose this specialization are often IT professionals pursuing health information management or healthcare professionals pursuing information technology specializations. For additional information about the online program, click here.

If you have taken coursework similar to a course within your Program of Study, you may request that the course be transferred in.  To make this request, you must provide your advisor with the syllabus from the course and a copy of your transcript demonstrating course completion.  The completed course must have been completed within the last 7 years with a grade of B or higher.  The coursework and transcript will be carefully reviewed against the Healthcare Informatics Program’s requirements and the decision will be based on the course content(s), degree requirements, and grades.  Up to nine credits can be transferred in total.

Application Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average
  • Completion of a College of Nursing and Public Health application form and fee
  • Completed 500 word essay on reasons for applying to the program
  • 2 letters of recommendation

Prerequisite Courses:

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