Master of Science in Health Informatics
In the Master of Science in Health Informatics program in Temple’s College of Public Health, students train to create health data systems and processes in order to improve healthcare delivery, patient care and population health outcomes. The master’s degree program is available onsite or fully online. It is designed for health information management and technology professionals who want to advance in their careers, as well as healthcare professionals, data analysts, IT and allied health professionals who do not have previous health informatics experience.
Health informatics is the application of information technology to healthcare professions, with the aim of creating tools and procedures that facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of patients. The field involves the collection, management and use of information in order to facilitate care delivery and overall health.
As a student in this master’s degree program, you will learn to design, develop and implement health information technology in a variety of healthcare settings. You will also become proficient in the foundations of healthcare delivery, information science and computer science, and you will learn to lead the process of system creation and maintenance through immersive courses.
Graduates of the Health Informatics MS work in a variety of healthcare institutions and vendor settings in a wide range of positions, such as electronic health record system managers and health data analysts. More than half of our graduates have increased their salaries by 10 percent and/or accepted new positions of greater responsibility as a result of their degrees.
What sets apart our Health Informatics MS?
- Flexibility for working professionals: The MSHI can be completed onsite at Temple’s Center City Campus, or entirely online. The online option includes live web conference-based courses to facilitate student interaction and team learning.
- Comprehensive education: Our master’s program features optional concentrations in Cybersecurity, Data Analytics and Population Health Management to address pressing issues in our healthcare delivery system using data-driven and patient-centered information.
- Fueling Career Growth: All full-time, matriculated Health Informatics master’s students are eligible for free Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society student membership.