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Health Informatics

Harness technology's power to improve the delivery of health care by earning your Master of Science in Health 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.

The mission of the Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Health Informatics Program is to provide students with an interdisciplinary, skills-based education in biomedical informatics. These graduates will enable healthcare organizations to maximize the capture and utilization of data to improve patient safety and care and to reduce healthcare expenditures.

The vision of the Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Health Informatics Program is to graduate students who have acquired the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to be successful in future informatics careers.  Graduates will be highly sought after and actively recruited by healthcare organizations.

The Health Informatics Program provides a course of study for the degree of Master of Science in Health 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.
Click here to view the core competencies in Health Informatics established by the American Medical Informatics Association.
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