Prepare to lead in not only one of the fastest growing employment fields – healthcare – but in one of that field’s newest and most exciting areas, health informatics. Earn a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration degree with a specialty in health informatics, 100% online from Valparaiso University.
In as little as two years, you can possess the skills to head a department managing healthcare costs while improving patient care and health outcomes.
Health informatics - the science of acquiring, storing, retrieving and using healthcare information to foster better collaboration among a patient's various healthcare providers – needs administrators with the skills to mentor and inspire fellow professionals to achieve consistent excellence. Whether you are coming from a business or a healthcare background, health informatics administration offers excellent career possibilities.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that healthcare employment will grow 19% by 2024, much faster than most other fields. See Student Disclosures page for important information on the job outlook for health informatics specialists.
In addition to a comprehensive understanding of health informatics, Valparaiso’s program also will provide you with the tools necessary to assume leadership of a team of like-minded professionals.
You’ll learn about the issues and challenges healthcare organizations face, including ethical and legal matters, and gain the skills to manage an organization’s projects, finances and information.
You’ll gain knowledge of administrative topics such as:
You’ll also learn the ins and outs of health informatics, including how to manage patient medical data, test financial models, analyze policy and its impact on understanding financial models. You’ll be ready to manage departments or lead a major electronic health records (EHR) team. Students will learn:
Your degree will provide you with the qualifications you need to pursue positions such as:
See Student Disclosures page for important information on suggested careers.
If you’re a business or healthcare professional who wants to transition into management, while also immersing yourself in one of the newest and most vital fields in healthcare, a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration: Health Informatics can put you on track to reach your goals.