Health Informatics & Data Science

A master's degree that prepares the next generation of health data scientists to lead and make a difference in healthcare
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What is Health Informatics?

Health Informatics is the field concerned with the optimal use of information, often aided by technology, to improve individual health, healthcare, public health and biomedical research. It helps in the collection of health data in a manner that is readily usable for analysis to improve current care processes. Health informatics assists in identifying trends that could give insights on the health condition of patients and care processes. It also helps in improving the quality of care by generating better information and knowledge from the patients’ data to reduce medical errors and care costs.

Who is this for: This program is aimed at health professionals, engineers, and math/science/computer science majors seeking to become practicing clinical informaticians.

Example courses include: Utilizing data in electronic medical records (HIDS 6002), AI for health applications (HIDS 7006) and Digital Health applications (HIDS 7007).

Graduates from the program will be ready to take on roles such as health data scientist, health business analyst, EHR data manager, health technology consultant, nurse informatician, and related positions.

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