Department of Health Informatics & Information Management

The use of informatics in health care has exploded and with that so has the need for professionals to plan, build and manage the health informatics infrastructure. Employment of health informatics professionals is expected to grow twice as fast as employment overall, and three of the five fastest growing job categories between now and 2022 are predicted to revolve around health care and information technology.

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Graduates from the Department of Health Informatics and Information Management are armed with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively combine the fundamentals of health care, information technology and data analytics in order to improve patient outcomes and strengthen communities.

Now is the time to pursue a career in health informatics. Policy drivers such as the Affordable Care and HITECH Acts, a focus on patient safety and reducing medical errors, utilization of electronic health records and implementing modern digital technologies across health care, have all contributed to growth in the health informatics field. Tremendous amounts of patient data –“Big Data”—can now be captured and the use of analytics to extract relevant information for use in evidence based medicine and population health is increasingly important.

Once primarily the purview of physicians and technologists, the field of health informatics and analytics now engages a much broader and growing spectrum of clinical, technical, administrative and financial services professionals collaborating in a variety of settings including hospitals, group practices, nursing care centers, home health agencies, laboratories, community care facilities and family services agencies.

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