MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH CARE INFORMATICS
TRANSFORMING THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY, DATA AND ANALYTICS
Now more than ever, professionals who know how to securely capture, analyze and use health data are in demand. Whether you currently work in healthcare or are new to the industry, Silicon Valley’s M.S. in Health Care Informatics can help you develop the technical, programmatic and analytic skills that employers are looking for.
Designed with working professionals in mind, our practical, flexible program allows you to take classes on campus in the evenings, or 100% online. Both formats provide an experienced cross-disciplinary faculty, exceptional student support, and the option to take specialized coursework in health data analytics and healthcare leadership.
WHO SHOULD ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?
You don’t need to have health care experience to enroll in the M.S. in Health Care Informatics program. While some of our students do work in a variety of clinical and non-clinical roles, many of our students are preparing to enter the health care field for the first time. Regardless of your prior professional experience, our program is designed to build from a foundation that will prepare you for future success.
Our student profile includes mostly working professionals from the following roles:
- Physicians looking to advance into a CMIO role
- Foreign medical graduates (FMGs) who are not credentialed in the U.S.
- Nurses and nursing informaticists
- Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians
- Other health care professionals
- Health insurance professionals
- IT/computer science professionals
- Medical office managers
- Health information management professionals (including those working in medical billing/revenue cycle, coding, information governance, data integrity, quality improvement, compliance, privacy and security, etc.)
- Health care consultants
- Public health or nonprofit roles
The field of health informatics — which unites computer science, information management, advanced analytics and health care operations — is shaping the future of health care. As a result, there is growing demand for trained health care informaticists.
To prepare you to work on the front lines of this exciting field, the Silicon Valley University offers their M.S. in Health Care Informatics in both online and on-campus formats. Whichever format you select, upon graduation you will be equipped with the health care technology, clinical analytics, leadership and business skills required for any number of health informatics careers.
Health Informatics Track
HEALTH CARE INFORMATICS SPECIALIZATION
The Health Care Informatics (HCI) specialization is the most popular track in the Health Informatics master’s degree program, as it gives students broad exposure to the many different aspects of health informatics. This track covers a wide range of technical, analytical and innovative health care technology skills that will enable students to be proficient in many health care applications. Learning from expert faculty with professional experience working in health informatics — from analytics to leadership and everything in between — gives students unique insights into all facets of the health informatics field. Graduates of this specialization will be prepared for any number of careers in the health informatics field.
This track is for students who: are new to health care informatics, and those who want exposure to different aspects of the field — including data analytics and leadership — without specializing in a single area. Students in this track can pursue a career as a health or clinical informaticist, health care consultant, EHR trainer or implementation specialist, clinical analyst or a health informatics team leader.
Health Care Informatics Online Specialization Courses
Prior to beginning your first term, you’ll be required to complete the program orientation course, which generally takes about 12-16 hours. The course is self-paced but is mandatory. Please plan your schedule accordingly.
Introduction to Health Care Information Management
Introduction to Health Care Delivery Systems
Health Care Leadership, Values, and Social Justice
Advanced Health Care Information Management
Management of Health Care System Quality Outcomes and Patient Safety
Financial Management in Health Systems
Strategic Planning and Management of Health Systems
Systems Analysis and Design for Health Care Informatics
Database Design and Knowledge Management
Evaluations of AI Applications in Healthcare
Health Care Informatics Capstone