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Fast Facts

Our program was among the first to partner with the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) to provide their 10x10 certification.

MSBI Program graduates were among the first group of physicians in the nation to become board certified in clinical informatics.

MSBI Program students have completed internship and practicum experiences at many sites including Cleveland Clinic Florida, Palmetto General Hospital, National Institutes of Health, and Mayo Clinic.

The Biomedical Informatics Program is growing with faculty positions currently available.

Our students have won the South Florida Chapter Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Scholarship three times.

As a part of the Biomedical Informatics Program’s Academic Organizational Affiliate status with the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), all full time students are entitled to a free HIMSS membership!

The Biomedical Informatics Program was ranked No. 6 out of 25 on’s 2015 list of Best Value Online Master’s in Health Informatics and Health Information Management.

NSU's Biomedical Informatics Program was was the first graduate program in health informatics in the state of Florida.

Students & Alum

"NSU's M.S.B.I. program gave me the tools and knowledge to navigate the health informatics industry with confidence. It prepared me to provide meaningful contributions to seasoned professionals and organizations. Two years after graduation my relationship with the program is still going strong."

Teresa Blanco, M.S.B.I., (’12), Charge Services Support Analyst at Cerner Corporation

"Tons of work to get reach this simple goal: 'The right information, to the right person, at the right time.' The healthcare industry is not there yet, but with programs such as NSU’s Biomedical Informatics program, it will be soon."

April M. Green, M.S.B.I., ('13), Clinical Integration Specialist at Holy Cross Hospital

"This program allowed me to gain the experience that I needed in order to follow the career path that I wanted to take."

Anthony Meglino, N.C.P., M.S.B.I.,(’14), NextGen EHR Template Developer Consultant at Dell

"The program helped me turn an adversary into an opportunity. Tenacity and a strong drive led to my success in M.S.B.I. program and in my world."

Stephen Amoah, M.S.B.I. (’14), Ph.D. Student

"The faculty and staff of the NSU MS in Biomedical Informatics program are amazing! I was nervous to enroll in this program because I had little knowledge of the healthcare industry. With preparation from the pre-requisite courses, I was able to obtain an entry level position in healthcare. Approaching the end of the program, I was able to obtain a promising healthcare IT position, where I could effectively contribute my knowledge and skills at a large healthcare organization."

Kenneth Simpson, Current Student, Application System Analyst II at University of Maryland Medical System

"Certainly, I had such an amazing experience[with my practicum],where I could put what I've learned into practice and also I've explored other learning possibilities and gained some new skills. "

Eswald Fertil, Current Student

Congratulations to alum Tracy Eckerle for passing the ANCC Certification for Informatics Nursing!

Congratulations to student Tanny Schertzer for winning the 2016 South Florida Chapter HIMSS Foundation Scholarship!

Congratulations to student Mark Carnemolla for winning the 2011 South Florida Chapter HIMSS Foundation Scholarship!

Congratulations to alum Monty Islam for winning the 2012 South Florida Chapter HIMSS Scholarship!

Congratulations to student Jacques Orces, D.O. for passing the clinical informatics subspecialty board exam administered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine!

Congratulations to alum Danielle Oryn, D.O. for passing the clinical informatics subspecialty board exam administered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine!

Congratulations to alum James Seltzer, D.O. for passing the clinical informatics subspecialty board exam administered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine!

Congratulations to student Monica Terrazas on winning a Broward Women's Alliance scholarship!

Congratulations to alum Darnell Smith for passing the ANCC Certification for Informatics Nursing!

Biomedical Informatics

Harness technology's power to improve the delivery of health care by earning your Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics from NSU. The unique combination of computer science and clinical applications gives you futuristic skills to apply today.   

What you'll study

Jump into an innovative, online curriculum that prepares you for real world practice. Intensive courses cover project management, system design, and a health informatics practicum. A variety of electives gives you choices of where to specialize.

How you'll learn more

Choose skills-based courses to prepare for certifications in NextGen Healthcare, Lean Six Sigma, and others. Try a paid internship at NSU's clinics or a practicum in the surrounding community and beyond. With online courses, you'll fit the time to study in with your schedule.

Where it can take you

Considering how fast the field of informatics is growing and how much health care is changing, specialists are needed to support their integration. You can apply these new technologies in a variety of settings such as hospitals and health systems, eHealth companies, insurers, pharmaceutical companies, and academic institutions.

To deliver innovative programs facilitating education, producing leaders, and generating research in health informatics globally. 

The Biomedical Informatics Program provides a course of study for the degree of Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics that will lead to:

  1. the use of informatics to improve the performance of health providers and the health care system in order to.
    • enhance wellness and disease prevention
    • improve patient outcomes
    • reduce morbidity and mortality
    • reduce medical error and promote patient safety
    • promote cost effective health care
  2. facilitating the adoption of health information technology.
  3. a career in health information technology.
  4. becoming a self-directed lifelong learner.

The following are the Core Competencies in Biomedical Informatics from the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and can be found at 

  1. Acquire professional perspectiveSummarize and explain the history and values of the discipline and its relationship to related fields while demonstrating an ability to read, interpret, and critique the core literature
  2. Analyze problemsAnalyze, understand, abstract, and model a specific biomedical problem in terms of data, information and knowledge components
  3. Produce solutionsUse the problem analysis to identify and understand the space of possible solutions and generate designs that capture essential aspects of solutions and their components
  4. Articulate the rationaleDefend the specific solution and its advantage over competing options
  5. Implement, evaluate, and refineDemonstrate an ability to carry out the solution, to assess its validity, and iteratively improve its design
  6. InnovateCreate new theories, typologies, frameworks, representations, methods, and processes to address biomedical and informatics problems
  7. Work collaborativelyDemonstrate the ability to team effectively with partners from diverse disciplines
  8. Disseminate and discussCommunicate effectively to audiences in multiple disciplines in persuasive written and oral form