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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 BestMedicalDegrees.com’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.
"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 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 the 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!
Congratulations to student Monica Terrazas for winning the 2017 South Florida Chapter HIMSS Foundation Scholarship!
The Medical Informatics Certificate is designed to enable students to acquire the core knowledge that applies to the fundamentals, principles, and practice of medical informatics. This certificate option consists of 18 credit hours of graduate level courses which are presented using online learning technology.
If after taking courses in the certificate program, a certificate-seeking student decides to pursue the M.S. degree, the student must submit a new and complete application to become a degree-seeking student, and must meet all requirements for admission to the M.S. program. Previous coursework taken as a certificate seeking student does not guarantee acceptance into the M.S. degree-seeking program. If accepted into the degree program, credits with the prefix MI taken as a certificate seeking student will be automatically applied towards the degree.
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The following six courses are needed for the MI certificate:
No. of Credits: 3
Description: This on-line, interactive course is an introductory survey of the discipline of biomedical informatics. This course will introduce the student to the use of computers for processing, organizing, retrieving and utilizing biomedical information at the molecular, biological system, clinical and healthcare organization levels. The course is targeted at individuals with varied backgrounds including medical, nursing, pharmacy, administration, and computer science. The course will describe essential concepts in biomedical informatics that are derived from medicine, computer science and the social sciences.
Description: This course covers from basic to intermediate knowledge of the concept, the design and the implementation of database applications in healthcare. Students will study tools and data models for designing databases such as E-R Model and SQL. The course also covers Relational DBMS systems such as SQL Server, Access, Oracle and mySQL. Besides, database connectivity design (essential in data-driven web development) and database administration will also be introduced.
Students will practice designing, developing and implementing a test relational online health IT database application (myHealth) through a comprehensive project that contains the above topics.
At the end of the course, student will be able to:
Description: The course will cover concepts, applications and techniques of data security in healthcare system. Topics include introduction, design principles, intrusion detection, policy assurance, attacks and penetration, access control, risks and vulnerabilities, database security, web security, cryptography, identity theft, viruses, authentication technologies, personnel and physical security issues, and issues of law and privacy. Areas of particular focus include secure healthcare system design, implementation, data encryption and decryption, attacks, and techniques for responding to security breaches.
Upon completion of this course, students will have gained knowledge of information security and healthcare information security. Students will be able to use security tools and devices to encrypt data to enhance access control and to increase application and system security.
Description: The understanding of telecommunications and networking is imperative for adequate functioning of health care organizations. This is due to the convergence of computing, data management, telecommunications and the increasing number of applications of information technology in the health care arena and medical facilities. The knowledge of these key areas of information systems also becomes essential for competitive advantage. This course combines the basic technical concepts of data communications, telecommunications and networking with the health care IT management aspects and practical applications.
Learning Objectives: At the end of the course, the students should be able to:
Description: Lean Six Sigma for Health Care (Yellow Belt) participants will learn the basic philosophy, tools, and techniques to deliver breakthrough business improvements that will reduce waiting times, improve quality, and reduce costs in a health care environment. More specifically, they will learn to apply a comprehensive set of 15-20 Lean Six Sigma process improvement tools by using the PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) problem solving model. They will learn techniques for both quantitative and non-quantitative analysis, as well as methods and tools for waste reduction and process enhancement and acceleration. The course also covers how to map out processes and identify sources of variation, as well as to gain a basic understanding of descriptive statistical analysis. Finally, they will learn how to perform basic pilot studies and analyze the results, in order to determine the most effective way to improve and stabilize processes. Candidates work on either an integrated health care case study or on an actual business project, and will apply classroom techniques to the project.
At the end of the course, student will be able to:
This course will provide an introductory, hands-on experience for life science researchers in bioinformatics using R and Bioconductor. Emphasis will be placed on accessing, formatting, and visualizing genomics data. Most analyses will deal with “little” data (no mapping or assembly of short reads), but some techniques to work with “big” data (e.g. BAM files) will be covered. Lecture and lab will both be held in a computer lab, so lecture will be “hands-on”. Working in small groups is encouraged.
Test results must be sent directly from the testing agency to the center you applied. Proof of English language competency can also be in the form of successful completion of a degree at an approved U.S. institution of higher education.
Students have a maximum of five years to complete the program. The expected average completion time is 2-4 terms.
Tuition is $714 per credit hour. A Health Professions Division student access fee of $145 is required each year. An NSU student service fee of $500 is charged each term that a student is registered for 4 or more credits. Students registered for less than 4 credits in a term will be charged $250. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.
Books and supplies for 18 credit hours are estimated at $4,152. Room and board is estimated as follows: