The Future of Healthcare is in the Balance
The University of Cincinnati Master of Health Informatics program serves the ever-growing demand for highly skilled health informatics professionals. The goal is to produce well-rounded professionals who can lead improvements in the quality of systems which ultimately affect population health. This is achieved by offering a curriculum perfectly balanced between information technology, patient care, and health. Business, healthcare, and IT professionals will be exposed to innovative technologies, project management, health law & ethics, data analytics, and business intelligence practices in a balanced effort between the expert faculty of UC’s College of Allied Health Sciences and College of Business. This experience is delivered 100% online with one of the most affordable tuition rates in the country, and offered as a one or two year program.
Need for Health Informatics Professionals in a Rapidly Growing Field
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics*, jobs in medical and health services management are expected to grow 22% from 2010 to 2020. As the health care industry expands, it will continue to provide leadership opportunities in management, consulting, and executive level positions.
According to the Burning Glass labor market analysis, job postings seeking out health informatics professionals grew by 36% from 2007 to 2011, compared with a 9 percent growth rate in all healthcare postings combined.
According to the CEO of American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), approximately 70,000 health informatics specialists are needed in the next decade within the U.S.
Benefits of UC’s Master of Health Informatics Program
University of Cincinnati’s online MHI degree program prepares graduates with the real-world knowledge and practical skills needed to improve patient care, quality, efficiency, and population health through the use of information technology and systems.
• Graduate in as little as 1 year
• 100 % online – no campus visits
• No GRE required
• Six enrollment periods per year
• Special Focus on project management and data analytics. Graduates gain the foundational knowledge required for the PMP credential.
• Tailor-made for working professionals from diverse backgrounds, such as business, healthcare and IT
UC MHI Learning Community
The UC MHI learning community offers working professionals the flexibility to pursue an advanced degree 100% online in as few as 1 year. Students are assigned to a small cohort of peers led by expert faculty of UC’s College of Allied Health Sciences and College of Business. In these small cohorts, students will experience a high level of student-to-faculty and student-to-student interactivity through innovative education technologies. The course work component is delivered through Blackboard, an easy-to-use online learning environment. In essence, the program promotes collaboration, diversity in content, and exploration of specific topics.
Students who progress through the program can immediately use their gained knowledge to become critical thinkers and change agents to further advance the field of health informatics.
Committed to Diversity
The University of Cincinnati embraces diversity as a core value in preparing students for a global society. The talents and perspectives of people from different races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, economic statuses, family structures, disabilities, and religions enrich and empower the community of our vibrant university.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Medical and Health Services Managers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm (visited July 02, 2013).