The Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management at East Carolina University is a degree program focusing on the “acquisition, storage, and use of information” in health care when directly applied to patients or healthy individuals. This degree program targets both clinicians and non-clinicians from all academic settings. More importantly, the program trains individuals to have a focus on data and how data can be transformed into information that affects the processes, procedures, communication practices, and individual actions having a direct impact on patient care.
The Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management is a program forged from the fields of information systems, informatics, information technology, and health information management containing a core of thirty-nine semester credit hours. As part of the curriculum, students will complete a health informatics internship at a health care organization, putting the skills learned in class to use in the real world.