With a Master’s in Health Administration, and a specialization in informatics, you will gain expertise in information resources management, clinical care and programming – enabling you to become the communications conduit linking diverse health care professionals.
You will learn critical skills in areas such as computer-based patient record (CPR), which provides an in-depth analysis of the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) standards, requirements, attributes, and benefits of the CPR and its use in the health care delivery enterprise. The use of data warehouses, data repositories, and integration technology will be explored relevant to CPR development along with the various issues and strategies for implementation.
Additional coursework focuses on health information management systems data and infrastructure, providing the case study of IT networks, internets, data interchange, data access, and data management. You will also use the case study approach to health information management systems applications, which examines the foundation and incorporation of the critical IT applications in the modern health care delivery enterprise. Specific applications will be explored with an emphasis placed on the practice of managed care.