As health challenges are at the forefront
of everyone’s minds, University College is pleased to announce a timely and
fast-growing new graduate program: Health Informatics. University
College is constantly evaluating programs and looking for ways to create the
most relevant offerings that align with both students’ aspirations and the
Students in the Health Informatics program
will learn to leverage health data tools and applications to achieve business
and research outcomes within the health sector. They
will gain the experience to be at the forefront of the health industry,
equipped with the technical, communication, and leadership skills needed to
thrive in this quickly evolving field.
“We are unique as far as this specific type of program,” said Rachel Rogers, assistant academic director and assistant teaching professor. “It allows our students to learn how to ask the right questions, find credible data and know it’s credible, be able to use it, while knowing what they are delivering to the end user is accurate, reliable, and actionable.”
Courses in the
Health Informatics program are taught by faculty with experience in the Health
Informatics/IT field within both the healthcare as well as health industries.
In addition, students will be provided real, deidentified data sets from
community healthcare partners—the first data repository of its kind.
“The students will really be able to get into real data, made anonymous of course. They will learn to analyze data to glean insights and provide context to the massive amounts of health data being collected and stored,” Rogers said.
The Health Informatics program offers three master’s degree concentration and certificate areas: Digital Health, Health Data Informatics and Analytics, and Health Data Science.
at the cutting-edge of current and emerging health technology by learning how
it affects and improves diagnosis, treatment, training, patient records, and
financial transactions. Students will cultivate high-level knowledge of the
function of healthcare information systems, consumer digital health products,
and the use of distance medicine.
Health Data Informatics and Analytics
Cultivate yourself as
a liaison of both informatics and analytics related to the process of transforming
data into information, knowledge, and then contextual insight. Students will
learn how to collaborate, organize projects, and formulate real-life solutions
to existing healthcare industry issues.
Enhance knowledge in machine learning,
data science, and artificial intelligence, as well as leverage health data
science tools and applications to achieve business and research outcomes within
the health sector. Students will work with real, de-identified data from
health-industry partners, learning how to optimize data to support evidence-
and value-based results, as well as how integrate data platforms in the health industries.
Interested in pursuing a graduate certificate
(four or six courses) or master’s degree concentration (12 courses) in one of
these areas? Reach out to Enrollment Manager Andrea Gross (firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-871-4964).