The goal of this program is to provide training in methods and concepts in healthcare informatics. It is designed for current and future healthcare professionals who wish to understand how informatics integrates into healthcare, why informatics is needed, and what can be done to improve efficiency, cost, and healthcare quality. Students will learn about current technology in healthcare, the modern U.S. healthcare system, healthcare legislation, data standards, research methods, health data science, project management, and change management.
Upon graduation, students will be able to:
- Apply data, information, and knowledge in healthcare informatics to find solutions at the local, national, and international levels.
- Discuss information technology, informatics concepts, and methods to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes.
- Demonstrate how to effectively communicate between information technology and healthcare professionals to assess their needs and constraints and to implement appropriate informatics-related interventions.
- Evaluate healthcare informatics policy, including the application of concepts related to health policy analysis.
- Discuss current trends in information technology and its application to healthcare quality, efficiency, and cost.
- Demonstrate the ability to create and implement an organizational strategic plan utilizing concepts related to project management and change management.
- Apply concepts of public health informatics, telehealth, and population health to improve healthcare quality in a population.
- Evaluate big data sets.
- Describe the importance of standard terminology in the setting of data reporting and clinical decision support systems.
- Discuss research methods to appropriately conduct research using healthcare informatics data.