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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 https://www.amia.org/biomedical-informatics-core-competencies 

  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
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