Computer Information Systems: Health Informatics
Fall 2014 Program is Full
Please see the Health Informatics Program Admissions Page for the application process for the fall of 2015.
Health care is an information-intensive industry. Maintaining accurate, up-to-date and accessible patient medical records that must also be kept confidential is essential for administering proper medical care.
Health Informatics is the combination of information technology and health care management, whose focus is to create, maintain, and manage large, complex, electronic information systems that can securely gather, store, transfer, and make accessible Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and Electronic Medical Records (EMRs).
Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Informatics will be able to work with large database systems, use key programming tools, communicate effectively and understand medical terminology and health information systems. They will be prepared for entry-level positions in the IT or technical department of a hospital or healthcare setting. Job titles can include: IT Help Desk, Health Information Technician, and Database Assistant.
Certificates and Degrees
In this program you can earn the following:
- Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Informatics
This program is a limited entry program and is full for fall 2013. Students interested in applying to the program for fall 2014 should read through the Program Admissions Page.
The program is located on the Sylvania campus, although all of the courses can be completed online. After being accepted into the program in a fall term, the student is expected to work with a CIS Student Resource Specialist in planning term by term schedules leading toward fulfillment of all program requirements. More information will be given at online orientation sessions, which run from January through May of each year.
- Please refer to the Health Informatics Program Admissions Page for the application process.