The bachelor's degree HIM and the M.S. HIM and M.S. Health Informatics programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
FAST FACTS: M.S. Health Informatics
* Tuition rates are for the 2018-19 academic year. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on transfer credits and individual program plans. Tuition rates are subject to change.
Our all-online graduate program in Health Informatics is designed to reach a broad spectrum of traditional and nontraditional students with bachelor's degrees — students looking to advance or change their careers in the healthcare industry. Our program is committed to the transformation of the healthcare delivery system through the effective use of health information and big data.
The M.S. in Health Informatics has been developed for working professionals who wish to take their bachelor's degree to a higher level in the health data field. Students will take courses such as Systems Design and Software Development, Human Factors and Usability, Healthcare Data Analytics and Project Management all 100% online. Students will earn eligibility to sit for the CHDA and CPHI credential exams.
Everyone wants to improve healthcare, and everyone in healthcare wants to improve how healthcare decisions are made. Health Informatics is designed to do both, and as such, is poised to be one of the next top career fields. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in medical or health services managers are poised to grown by 20% from 2016 to 2026. And, while it is difficult to predict the number of jobs available in the field, the profession is growing rapidly and career opportunities are high.
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The College of St. Scholastica founded the first health information program in the country in 1935, and has been widely respected in the field of health informatics and information management education ever since. Our programs follow our Benedictine values of community, hospitality, respect, stewardship and the love of learning. We are literally founded on the principles of taking care of others, and this has led to a national reputation as the authority in health information education. Our faculty continue to write, edit and publish papers and textbooks used in programs across the country and are members of national information management and informatics organizations.
"The M.S. in Health Informatics program has been a stimulating, engaging and rewarding educational opportunity. Living in a technology driven society which generates a plethora of data, this up and coming field has magnified the career opportunities encompassing health informatics. This program has illuminated my career passion!"
– LT Amanda Deering, RHIA, ’17, Health Information Technician, Bureau of Prisons, FCI Sandstone
"The M.S. in Health Informatics program has been an enjoyable and rigorous journey that has given me the skills to analyze health data systems for the improvement of healthcare delivery. The program has benefited me in my work environment, and it will give me the background and knowledge to be successful in my career."
– Jennifer Robertson, RHIA, CHDA, '16
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