Master of Science Healthcare Informatics Online

Harness the power of technology to improve patient outcomes. Learning how to share accurate medical information quickly and securely benefits both individual care and overall community health.

Apply by: 1/4/22
Start class: 1/18/22

Program Overview

Thrive professionally with a UIS Online Master's in Healthcare Informatics

Total Tuition $15,168*
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

Big data makes a big difference in medicine, from customized patient treatment plans to a rapid response during a community healthcare crisis. In the AACSB-accredited online Master of Science Healthcare Informatics program from the University of Illinois Springfield, you will learn all aspects of healthcare information systems, including storage, retrieval, analytics and secure sharing with multichannel healthcare teams.

This critical link between medicine and technology reduces errors and improves outcomes and access to new medical advances. In this online MS in healthcare informatics, you will learn from top-notch faculty and participate in collaborative research with Southern Illinois University Medical School and Memorial Hospital. Healthcare informatics components are embedded in all coursework.

Graduates of the online MS Healthcare Informatics will:

  • Understand the fundamentals and best practices of the design and implementation of healthcare informatics systems
  • Study healthcare informatics from an interdisciplinary perspective that optimizes the synergy between technical knowledge, management principles and the medical field
  • Build teamwork, leadership and communication skills for healthcare informatics in private, public and nonprofit healthcare organizations
  • Develop critical thinking and analytical skills in healthcare informatics
  • Understand the fundamentals and best practices of the design and implementation of healthcare informatics systems
  • Study healthcare informatics from an interdisciplinary perspective that optimizes the synergy between technical knowledge, management principles and the medical field
  • Build teamwork, leadership and communication skills for healthcare informatics in private, public and nonprofit healthcare organizations
  • Develop critical thinking and analytical skills in healthcare informatics

Career opportunities:

  • Clinical Informatics Analyst
  • Health Information Technology Project Manager
  • Health Information Specialist
  • Health Informatics Consultant
  • EHR Implementation Manager
  • Chief Patient Quality Officer
  • Clinical Informatics Analyst
  • Health Information Technology Project Manager
  • Health Information Specialist
  • Health Informatics Consultant
  • EHR Implementation Manager
  • Chief Patient Quality Officer

Note: Students in the online MS are not eligible to participate in the GPSI/GA programs or to use University of Illinois Employee/Child of Employee Tuition Waivers.

Accreditation

The College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois Springfield is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Fewer than 6% of business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education.

Also available:

UIS offers a variety of specialized MS programs. Check out all of our online MS concentrations.

Total Tuition $15,168*
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

Accreditation

The College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois Springfield is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Fewer than 6% of business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education.

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Tuition

Save time and money with an online master’s

Earn a world-class education for less than you’d expect. Our pay-by-the-course tuition fits easily into your budget.

*Total cost is estimated at $1,516.80 per course based on a semester fee schedule

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $15,168*
Per Credit Hour $505.60
*Total cost is estimated at $1,516.80 per course based on a semester fee schedule

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $15,168*
Per Credit Hour $505.60

Calendar

Mark your calendar with these key dates

Designed for working professionals, UIS Online programs feature multiple start dates per year, so you can begin at the time that best fits your schedule and complete your degree quickly.

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 1/4/22
Next Class Start Date 1/18/22
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Spring 2022-1st Half1/18/221/4/221/11/221/13/221/17/223/12/228 weeks
Spring 2022-2nd Half3/21/223/7/223/14/223/16/223/20/225/14/228 weeks
Summer 2022-1st Half6/6/225/23/225/30/226/1/226/5/227/30/228 weeks
Fall 2022-1st Half8/19/228/5/228/16/228/18/228 weeks

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 1/4/22
Next Class Start Date 1/18/22

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Admissions

Here’s what you need to apply to the MS Health Informatics program

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Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts
  • No GMAT required

Applicants to the UIS Online MS Healthcare Informatics must meet at least one of the following conditions for admission.

  • Master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university. No GMAT will be required.
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a 2.5 GPA or higher. No GMAT will be required.
  • Candidates with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a 2.0 – 2.49 GPA and a minimum of 2 years of substantial experience and responsibility in a field related to healthcare informatics and documented in a current resume will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Courses

Preview the courses in the online MS Healthcare Informatics program

For the online MS Healthcare Informatics program, you must complete 10 courses totaling 30 credit hours and pass an exit exam.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduce project management concepts and methodologies. Manage projects in healthcare organizational context, including the processes related to initiating, planning, executing, controlling, reporting and closing a project. Corse instructors will discuss project time, cost and risk management and also describe resource management and managing the organizational change to communicate projects in the healthcare industry.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introduction to strategies used to manage and deliver healthcare services. It consists of analytical methods and tools to improve performance of healthcare processes.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces fundamentals of health information exchange (HIE). Students will discuss key concepts and practices of health information exchange and coordination across multiple healthcare providers as well as review health IT standards, privacy, security and health information interoperability.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students and instructors will discuss data mining concepts, processes and techniques to develop and analyze exploratory and predictive models to generate meaningful insights in healthcare domain. Data-driven healthcare applications will be implemented with hands-on projects using data mining techniques. Prerequisite is HCI 542.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces database theory and development techniques where the focus is on Data Retrieval and Data Preparation. Topics discussed include data modeling theories (entry-relationship diagrams), Normalization Theory, Structure Query Language (SQL), Report Writing, and a Survey of Contemporary Database Eco-Systems. The main goal is to build knowledge foundation to assume role as a data analyst.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students and instructors will discuss technical and managerial security issues in generation, storage and access of healthcare information. Technical issues include threats, vulnerabilities, and controls in healthcare information systems. Managerial issues include risk management, security planning, disaster recovery, legal and ethical issues, such as privacy and confidentiality of patient information.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces a wide range of theoretical and practical techniques and methodologies in healthcare information systems analysis and design. The instructor will train the students to assume the roles of informaticists, business analysts and system analysts in the healthcare industry. Topics to be discussed include analysis, design, modeling of Electronic Health Record (EHR) and other information systems.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course consists of discussions of key concepts and practices of healthcare informatics on how information technology supports patient care and healthcare organizations. Topics include ethics, electronic health records, information infrastructure, data and information, basic research design, interoperability, privacy and security for health information, consumer health informatics, and trends and emerging technologies.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Fundamental networking concepts will be explained through a network model that divides data communications into multiple layers, such as application, network and transport, data links and the physical layer. The course covers technologies used in different types of networks, such as local area networks and the internet. It also introduces networked healthcare, devices, applications and services.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An overview of the healthcare system and the healthcare industry with an emphasis on public health. An introduction to the regulatory complexity of the healthcare environment and an in-depth exploration of key federal and state laws including medical malpractice and patient care laws.
An assessment of achievement of the learning objectives of the MS in Healthcare Informatics (HCI) of graduating students. The exit exam assesses students' body of knowledge mastered in the core courses of the program.
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