The 30-credit online Master of Science in Health Informatics graduate degree is geared toward entry to mid-level employees in healthcare organizations who are interested in utilizing informatics, data analytics and health technology to improve healthcare outcomes and patient care. With the more widespread adoption of electronic health records and other data collection methods, informatics represents the crossroads of technology, the use of data to improve specificity and quality, data-driven decision-making, and perhaps most important, critical support for interprofessional collaboration and communication. Informatics and data analysis are now more freely associated with management and leadership.
Upon successful completion of the program, students should be able to:
- Interpret, evaluate, and judiciously act upon statutory, regulatory, and other compliance requirements to ensure ethical and equitable outcomes for patients, providers, and payers.
- Identify, explain, and use data to illustrate barriers to care and support the development of a health system that reflects and adequately serves constituents.
- Demonstrate data query, analysis, and display to inform complex decision-making with relevant data collected via electronic health records and other related systems.
- Design, develop and implement interfaces between clinical data and key constituents in clinical and managerial settings to support patient and family-centered solutions.
- Translate and interpret human interactions with and within healthcare systems by retrieving and analyzing health data, reported clinical outcomes, and patient experience data.
- Collaboratively drive opportunities to expand team-based and distributed decision-making with informatics, data retrieval, critical analysis, and display.
- Practice interdisciplinary and collaborative leadership in seeking and developing innovative and entrepreneurial solutions to complex challenges utilizing informatics, data science, and technology.
The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is not currently an AMIA Academic Forum Member.