Georgetown Campus

Health Informatics & Data Science

A master's degree designed to lead the transformation in healthcare through application in informatics and data science.

The Georgetown Difference

Why choose Georgetown University?

Learn More

How to Apply

Learn about the application process and requirements.

Learn More

Curriculum

Find the degree requirements and course schedules here.

Learn More

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, math/science/computer science majors seeking to become practicing clinical informaticians.

Example courses include: Utilizing data in electronic medical records (HIDS 503), AI for health applications (HIDS 506) and Digital Health applications (HIDS 507), and Human Factors Engineering, Usability and Safety (HIDS 508)

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 other related positions.

Why now?

23% Employment Growth Rate

Employment for people with health information management and analytics skills is growing at the rate of 23% each year.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics´╗┐

61% Health Product Developers & Service Providers have Open Positions

61% of health technology product developers and service providers have position vacancies within their company as per a recent survey.

According to the 2017 Health Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Leadership and Workforce Survey

Upcoming Events