The UC Online Master of Science in Health Informatics at a Glance:

• Highly Ranked – Ranked #3 for Up-and-Coming Schools by U.S. News & World Report in 2013.

• A Relevant Educational Experience – The program features a curriculum built around CAHIIM competencies, providing an education that is directly applicable to the most in-demand HI jobs.

• Expert Faculty – Through a collaborative endeavor by the expert faculty of UC’s College of Allied Health Sciences and the Carl H. Lindner College of Business, the online Master of Science in Health Informatics delivers just such a balance.

New legislation is contributing to the rapid adoption of new technologies throughout the healthcare field, creating a great demand for individuals with a balanced foundation in information technology (IT)/ information systems (IS), business intelligence, data analytics and healthcare.

MS in Health Informatics

Career
Outlook

Find Your Balance.

The big-picture goal of applying health informatics to improve patient outcomes and population health is lofty, but achievable when well-rounded professionals come together to improve systems on a large scale. That’s why the online Master of Science in Health Informatics exists at the busy intersection of IT, business and healthcare. It’s about creating balanced professionals, regardless of background.


Healthcare Professionals

New legislation has put a great deal of pressure on healthcare professionals to adapt their knowledge base and skills to incorporate the use of new technologies. The online Master of Science in Health Informatics is designed to equip healthcare professionals with the technical, project management and business skills to stay relevant, and more importantly, to lead industry change.

A strong understanding of informatics may soon become essential in each of the following areas:

  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Medical Research
  • Computer Science
  • Clinical Care
  • Healthcare Law & Policy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Allied Health
  • Dentistry
  • Health Information Management
  • Pharmacy
  • Public Health

IT/IS/Business Professionals

The transition to health informatics makes a world of sense for business, IT and IS professionals who are seeking a strong job market or the opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of others. The online Master of Science in Health Informatics blends essential healthcare principles with advanced courses in areas such as qualitative and quantitative analytics, database design, data modeling, data mining, IT architecture and integration.

The healthcare industry needs informatics professionals with the following backgrounds:

  • Systems Analysts
  • Software Developers
  • Programmers
  • IT Consultants
  • Project Managers
  • Database Managers
  • Systems Administrators
  • Security Analysts
  • Application Specialists
  • IT Coordinators
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Data Quality Managers

The Future of Healthcare…

Healthcare is undergoing a seismic shift in the way data is stored, sorted and transmitted. Paper records are giving way to electronic health records (EHRs), while complex new systems like Health Information Exchanges are being introduced to improve communication and patient outcomes. New government legislation – the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, for example – has increased the urgency for organizations to make the transition, offering incentives to those who move quickly and imposing penalties against those who delay.

These developments have created a job climate that holds great promise for balanced health informatics professionals. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of medical and health services managers will grow by 22 percent between 2010 and 2020** – a testament to the shot in the arm that health informatics has provided for the healthcare industry as a whole.

The MS HI can open doors to positions of greater responsibility and may ultimately lead to increased compensation. According to a 2012 AHIMA study, master’s degree holders in the health information field made on average $20,123 more than bachelor’s degree holders.

Curriculum

A creation of the UC College of Allied Health Sciences and the Lindner College of Business, the online Master of Science in Health Informatics features an applicable curriculum that was designed around CAHIIM competencies to ensure real-world relevance. Courses were carefully designed to provide a perfect balance of healthcare education, IT/IS training, analytics and leadership development.

This advanced health informatics program consists of 12 three-credit courses for a total of 36 credit hours. Students will be enrolled in six credits per term (taking one course every seven weeks), and can complete the program in as few as 24 months.




    Foundation Courses:
  1. HI 7001  The Healthcare and Public Health Landscape
  2. HI 7010  Health Informatics, Information Systems and Technology
    Core Courses:
  1. HI 7020  Vocabularies, Terminology, Knowledge Discovery and Related Health Information Technology Standards
  2. HI 7030  Health Information Legislation, Privacy and Security
  3. HI 7040  Workflow Process Analysis, System Development, Human Factors and Usability
  4. HI 7050  Project and Program Management
  5. HI 7060  Leadership and Strategic Management in Health Settings
  6. IS 7031  Database Modeling and Design
  7. IS 7033  Introduction to Statistics, and Healthcare Data Analytics and Business Intelligence
  8. BANA  7015 Advanced Health Data, Analytics, Business Intelligence and Reporting
  9. †Courses taught online through the Carl H. Lindner College of Business. All others taught online through the College of Allied Health Sciences.
    Capstone Courses:
  1. HI 7095  Practicum I
  2. HI 7099  Practicum II

Course Descriptions

    Foundation Courses are prerequisites for all other courses.

    Course Credits
    HI 7001 - The Healthcare and Public Health Landscape 3
    HI 7001 - The Healthcare and Public Health Landscape
    - 7 weeks

    This course focuses on U.S. healthcare and public health topics, such as healthcare delivery, public health services, performance, organization, financing and technology. Key emerging global health topics are taught. The course introduces key public policy impacting health and healthcare, such as policy advocating for patient-centered care, efficiency, quality and safety. The course introduces the role of health information technology and electronic health information sharing. This course also introduces and compares key healthcare quality initiatives.

    Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    • Describe the U.S. healthcare delivery system and public health system, and policy implications on these systems
    • Describe emerging global and public health priorities
    • Describe various financing models and assess strengths and weaknesses
    • Describe and compare various healthcare quality and safety initiatives, identifying topics related to health information technology adoption and use, and electronic health information sharing
    • Describe key policy and reform efforts that impact health and healthcare, and the storage, use and sharing of electronic health information
    • Identify factors promoting and deterring patient engagement in their health and healthcare, their healthcare financing choices, and their access to health information technology and electronic health information
    HI 7010 - Health Informatics, Information Systems and Technology 3
    HI 7010 - Health Informatics, Information Systems and Technology
    – 7 weeks

    This course introduces the discipline of health informatics and covers emerging trends. Various information systems, technologies and applications utilized in the context of health and healthcare are introduced. Their characteristics, strengths, challenges, purpose and impact are taught. Impact on patients, populations and healthcare providers is emphasized. Factors influencing adoption and use of various clinical and health information systems and technologies are taught. Key information technologies and systems such as electronic health records, health information exchanges, personal health records, public health information systems and mobile health technologies are introduced in this course. Topics such as telemedicine, interoperability and technical concepts are taught and evaluation framework is applied.

    Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    • Describe emerging trends in health informatics
    • Describe the impact of clinical and health information systems, and technology and health information exchange on quality, patient care, effectiveness, safety, health outcomes, population health, health disparities and research
    • Describe the role of clinical information systems and evidence-based practice on clinical decision making
    • Describe meaningful use and unintended consequences of health information technology
    • Apply frameworks to evaluate usability of electronic health records by healthcare practitioners
    • Describe patient and caregiver engagement in the use of electronic health records and electronic health information
    • Describe various information technology applications and introductory computer science concepts and principles in areas such as networking, hardware, software, system testing, programming and evaluation

    Course 8 (IS 7031) should be taken before courses 9 (IS 7033) and 10 (BANA 7015).
    Course 9 (IS 7033) should be taken before course 10 (BANA 7015).
    ** Courses taught in the Carl H. Lindner College of Business. All others taught in the
    College of Allied Health Sciences.

    Course Credits
    HI 7020 - Vocabularies, Terminology, Knowledge Discovery & Related Health Information Technology Standards 3
    HI 7020 - Vocabularies, Terminology, Knowledge Discovery and Related Health Information Technology Standards
    – 7 weeks

    Students are introduced to various electronic health information standards such as vocabulary, terminology and messaging standards. Students apply knowledge discovery and extraction techniques such as natural language processing and text mining for health and healthcare scenarios. This course introduces standards for health and healthcare data communication, storage and representation, emphasizing new paradigms.

    Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    • Identify, evaluate and compare various vocabulary, terminology, coding systems, classifications and messaging standards
    • Articulate how specific standards apply to specific technologies such as electronic health records (EHRs), personal health records (PHRs), mobile health applications and health information exchange (HIE)
    • Describe current and emerging standards and technologies advancing health and healthcare data communication, interoperability, exchange, storage and retrieval
    • Demonstrate natural language processing and text mining techniques and describe the implications on healthcare practice, clinical decision support and consumer health
    HI 7030 - Health Information Legislation, Privacy and Security 3
    HI 7030 - Health Information Legislation, Privacy and Security
    – 7 weeks

    This course introduces legislation relevant to electronic health information privacy and information security. Topics such as electronic health information privacy and security safeguards, risk assessment methodology and contingency planning are taught. Students learn how to mitigate risk to business continuity and plan for disaster recovery.

    Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    • Develop and evaluate information security policies and procedures
    • Develop plans to mitigate information security risks and ensure business continuity in health settings
    • Describe legislation and policies protecting electronic health information
    • Describe patient rights and options in an era of electronic health information
    • Describe the privacy and information security concerns the public and practitioners have about electronic health information use and exchange
    • Identify information security controls to protect electronic health information use and exchange
    HI 7040 - Workflow Process Analysis, System Development, Human Factors and Usability 3
    HI 7040 - Workflow Process Analysis, System Development, Human Factors and Usability
    – 7 weeks

    This course teaches best practices for workflow process mapping, analysis and process redesign in health settings. Students learn how to analyze workflow in the context of health information system and technology development and implementation. Students experience depicting workflow and system requirements using process modeling notation. The stages of health information system development are taught. Students are introduced to research on usability and human factors topics such as human computer interaction and user interface design in the context of workflow. Usability and human factors that can enhance quality, patient care, efficiency, performance, safety and satisfaction are emphasized.

    Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    • Use a specific process modeling technique to depict user requirements for a health information system or technology
    • Map, analyze and redesign workflow processes in a health setting in the context of a health information system or technology implementation
    • Demonstrate use of at least one process modeling notation technique
    • Assess the impact of health information technology on workflow
    • Critically assess and articulate the impact workflow has on usability and the impact human factors have on workflow
    HI 7050 - Project and Program Management 3
    HI 7050 - Project and Program Management
    – 7 weeks

    This course applies project and program management knowledge and frameworks to health and healthcare scenarios specifically focusing on health information technology projects and programs. The course focuses mostly on project management but introduces key knowledge and frameworks utilized by program managers. Topics such as professional communication, team building, project integration management, project risk management, project time management and project quality management are covered. Students learn the characteristics of a successful project and program. Advanced principles of project scheduling and control are taught. This course is aligned to Project Management Institute standards.

    Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    • Apply project and program management knowledge and frameworks to health and healthcare scenarios
    • Utilize project management software
    • Develop a project plan
    • Evaluate projects and programs to assess impact and success
    • Develop strategy to manage projects in complex healthcare settings successfully
    HI 7060 - Leadership and Strategic Management in Health Settings 3
    HI 7060 - Leadership and Strategic Management in Health Settings
    – 7 weeks

    Students learn theories and best practices of leadership, understanding how to manage people and change in the context of health information technology implementation and use. Strategic management practices are covered in this course. Students are introduced to financial management and contract and vendor management. Students also learn best practices for managing the information technology consulting experience.

    Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    • Develop and evaluate a strategic plan
    • Articulate the process of aligning business and IT strategy in a health setting
    • Develop a budget for a health information system program
    • Describe leadership and change management theories and best practices
    • Apply effective communication, negotiating and influence skills
    • Apply principles of managing the procurement and contracting process effectively
    • Describe management and leadership best practices
    • Apply system thinking and theory
    IS 7031 - Database Modeling and Design ** 3
    IS 7031 - Database Modeling and Design
    – 7 weeks

    This course teaches students principles of data modeling and database design. Students gain hands-on experience data modeling, designing and developing a database for a health scenario. Students gain experience with a querying language such as structured query language (SQL).

    Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    • Design a database applying normalization theory
    • Develop a data model using a specific tool
    • Map a conceptual model to a logical model
    • Map a logical model to a physical model
    • Develop a relational database
    • Develop database queries and generate reports
    IS 7033 - Introduction to Statistics, and Healthcare Data Analytics and Business Intelligence ** 3
    IS 7033 - Introduction to Statistics, and Healthcare Data Analytics and Business Intelligence
    – 7 weeks

    This is a two-part course. The first part introduces students to key introductory statistical approaches, applying those approaches to health and healthcare data. Qualitative and quantitative analytic methods, evaluation and research design are introduced. In the second part, students learn best practices of strategically managing large amounts of healthcare data. Data warehousing principles and concepts are taught. Students design a data warehouse relevant to a health or healthcare scenario and learn online analytic processing and data mining. Topics such as enterprise data architecture, data integration and data management are introduced.

    Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    • Apply introductory statistical methods
    • Apply evidence based knowledge systems for literature searches
    • Develop a research question on a health informatics topic
    • Describe approaches for effectively managing data as a major resource for health and healthcare organizations
    • Design a data warehouse for a health or healthcare scenario
    • Apply data and dimensional modeling, and extract, transform, load (ETL)
    BANA 7015 - Advanced Health Data, Analytics, Business Intelligence and Reporting ** 3
    BANA 7015 - Advanced Health Data, Analytics, Business Intelligence and Reporting
    – 7 weeks

    This course teaches the use of health and healthcare data to make decisions and transform healthcare delivery and the health of individuals and populations. The course concentrates on big and small data, and structured and unstructured data. Tools, applications and approaches for health data analytics are taught. This course covers topics such as statistical approaches; data, web and text mining; data visualization, simulation, modeling and forecasting. Key regulatory health and healthcare reporting requirements are taught.

    Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    • Apply mining, modeling and analytics techniques to health and healthcare data
    • Demonstrate the use of at least one business intelligence or health data analytics tool, application or approach
    • Utilize critical thinking to describe in detail how, with business intelligence processes and tools, health and healthcare data can be used to improve healthcare quality, efficiency, effectiveness, population health and meet reporting requirements
    • Articulate the value of big volumes of data to health and healthcare, and future trends
    • Describe data analytics, business intelligence, and data governing practices and opportunities in health and healthcare
    • Describe how to develop a business intelligence program and team
    • Describe health data visualization principles and techniques for supporting decision making

    All foundation and core courses must be taken before the practicum.

    Course Credits
    HI 7095 - Practicum I 3
    HI 7095 - Practicum I
    – 7 weeks

    This provides students the opportunity to gain hands-on practical experience in health informatics and to apply the knowledge and skills gained to real life health and healthcare scenarios. This is a two-part course, and students may complete this capstone experience virtually with a faculty member mentor or at an organization of their choice that has been approved by the program director and course faculty. Students must demonstrate how program objectives will be met and what specific knowledge and skills they will contribute to the proposed practicum project. Project objectives will be clearly described by the student and preceptor or faculty mentor and approved by the program.

    Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    • Apply specific health informatics knowledge and skills
    • Complete a health informatics project and describe the implications their practical experience had on health and healthcare
    • Use a specific software, technology or information system for the project
    • Detail and document how project goals were accomplished and project outcome
    • Describe and document how the project met specific program goals
    HI 7099 - Practicum II 3
    HI 7099 - Practicum II
    – 7 weeks

    This second practicum course continues the opportunity for students to gain hands-on practical experience in health informatics and to apply the knowledge and skills gained to real life health and healthcare scenarios. In this course students are challenged to seek opportunities allowing them to develop or advance their leadership and management skills. Students may complete this capstone experience virtually with a faculty member mentor or at an organization of their choice that has been approved by the program director and course faculty. Students must demonstrate how program objectives will be met by the project and what specific knowledge and skills they will contribute to the project. Students may continue with the project completed in the previous practicum course or identify a different project with different project objectives.

    Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    • Apply more advanced health informatics knowledge and skills
    • Complete a health informatics project and describe the impact the practical experience has on health and healthcare.
    • Demonstrate leadership and/or management experience gained through the project
    • Use a specific software, technology or information system for the project
    • Detail and document how project goals were accomplished and the project outcome
    • Describe and document how the project met specific program goals
    • Deliver a capstone project presentation

    Faculty and Staff

    Participants in the Master of Science in Health Informatics will have the advantage of learning from some of the nation’s finest academic minds. The program director, Victoria Wangia, has a doctorate degree in health informatics, is an expert consultant and a member of numerous industry organizations, including the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA), Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The faculty are interdisciplinary and present a balanced learning experience.

    The University of Cincinnati has also assembled an expert team consisting of an enrollment advisor, program coordinator, and program manager to answer your questions and provide support when you need it. Their goal is to help you achieve balance in every stage of your educational experience, from application through graduation.

    Faculty and Staff Bios
    Dr Victoria Wangia

    Dr. Victoria Wangia
    Program Director and Associate Professor

    Dr. Victoria Wangia is an Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati, and the Program Director for the Master of Science in Health Informatics program. Read More

    Dr. Dong-Gil Ko

    Dr. Dong-Gil Ko
    Associate Professor

    Dr. Ko is an associate professor in the College of Business at University of Cincinnati. Read More

    Dr. Sadu Shetty

    Dr. Sadu Shetty
    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Sadu Shetty is a practitioner and an academic. He earned his undergraduate degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, MBA in Finance and General Administration, and Doctorate in Business Administration. Read More

    Pamela Rocha
    Enrollment Advisor

    Enrollment Advisors help with any admissions questions, ultimately helping you determine if the UC MS HI is the right fit for your professional goals. Read More

    Erick Edmond

    Erick Edmond
    Program Manager

    Your Program Manager is your personal advocate, helping you acquire your books and course materials, secure financial aid and manage your time. Read More

    Kristian Moreira
    Enrollment Advisor

    Enrollment Advisors help with any admissions questions, ultimately helping you determine if the UC MS HI is the right fit for your professional goals. Read More

    Admissions

    Requirements

    To be considered for admission into this program, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

    • Completed application: Online only
    • Baccalaureate degree: Must be from an accredited college or university
    • GPA: 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
    • Transcripts: Official transcripts must be submitted
    • GRE: Not required

    Contact Your Advisor

    Receive help you with your application, the financial aid process and any questions you might have. Complete the Apply Now form to get started.

    Gather Your Documents

    You will need to gather your transcripts, two recommendations, your resume/CV and your goal statement. Your advisor will help you assemble the full application packet.

    Complete Your Application

    You’re almost finished! Complete your application by clicking on the graduate application link in the icon below.


    For more information on the admission process, please contact your enrollment advisor at 1- 877-251-0195.

    Click here for full application checklist, including information for international students.


    Transfer Credit Policy

    Students who have earned graduate credits from accredited institutions may be eligible to apply credits towards their pursuit of the Master of Science in Health Informatics, provided they are from an accredited institution. Read More

    Tuition &
    Financial Aid

    Tuition

    An investment in your education is one of the most important financial decisions you can make. The online Master of Science in Health Informatics can help you develop the foundational knowledge and leadership skills to confidently pursue roles of greater responsibility. The program consists of 12 courses and may be completed in as few as two years by those attending on a part-time basis. Tuition and related costs are as follows:

    Ohio Residents: Non-Residents:
    Non-refundable Application Fee: $65 $70
    Tuition: $26,064 $26,604
    Total: $26,129 $26,674
    $724/Credit hour $739/Credit hour

    Books, Supplies & Technical Fees: Approximately $150-$400 per term
    *Tuition is subject to change. Please contact an enrollment advisor at 1-877-251-0195.


    Financial Aid

    There are several options available to help eligible students cover some or all of the cost of their UC learning experience. Prospective students should be sure to review all available financial aid options carefully before coming to a decision on how to fund their education.

    The UC Office of Financial Aid and your enrollment advisor are available to help you fully understand the process.

    Student Financial Aid
    University of Cincinnati
    PO Box 210125
    Cincinnati, OH 45221-0125
    Phone: 513-556-1000
    Fax: 513-556-9171
    Email: financeaid@uc.edu
    Website: financialaid.uc.edu

    Federal School Code: 003125

    Contact an enrollment advisor for additional assistance at
    1-877-251-0195 or fill out one of the short forms throughout the site.

    Satisfactory Academic Progress

    In order to maintain eligibility for financial aid, you must meet certain academic standards throughout the duration of your education. Federal financial aid funds are awarded with the understanding that after the second year of enrollment, you will maintain a minimum of a 2.0 GPA. Federal aid is also limited to one-and-a-half times the length of the program, and you are measured annually to ensure you are on pace to complete your degree within the timeframe limitations. To do so, you will need to complete a minimum of 67% of the classes you attempt. It is strongly recommended that if you intend to accept financial aid, you review the academic progress guidelines carefully.

    Learn more about your satisfactory academic progress requirements.

    Academic
    Calendar

    2013-2014 MS HI Academic Calendar
    Term Summer 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015
    Term A Summer A Term – May 12
    Application Deadline: 04/07/2014
    Orientation Opens: 04/28/2014
    Registration Deadline: 05/12/2014
    Fall A Term – August 25
    Application Deadline: 07/21/2014
    Orientation Opens: 08/11/2014
    Registration Deadline: 08/24/2014
    Spring A Term – January 12
    Application Deadline: 12/01/2014
    Orientation Opens: 12/22/2014
    Registration Deadline: 01/11/2015
    Term B Summer B Term – June 22
    Application Deadline: 05/20/2014
    Orientation: 06/09/2014
    Registration Deadline: 06/21/2014
    Fall B Term – October 16
    Application Deadline: 09/11/2014
    Orientation Opens: 10/02/2014
    Registration Deadline: 10/15/2014
    Spring B Term – March 2
    Application Deadline: 01/23/2015
    Orientation Opens: 02/16/2015
    Registration Deadline: 03/01/2015

    Online @ UC

    About UC

    A Historic University. A Tradition of Innovation.
    Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning outside of the original 13 colonies. A true innovator in education, UC offered the first bachelor’s degree in nursing and the first Emergency Medicine training program. The University of Cincinnati is a leader in online education, and it continues to make strides to capitalize on modern technologies and provide an educational experience that is second to none. Online programs in a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and professional fields help working professionals to achieve their educational goals and allow our students to learn from diverse perspectives from around the world.


    The Carl H. Lindner College of Business
    Since 1906, the Lindner College of Business has been providing students with a powerful educational experience, helping to mold leaders in a variety of fields throughout America and the world. As the field of health informatics expands, so will the need for leaders with extensive training in management and analytics as well as the requisite healthcare knowledge. Partnering with the Lindner College of Business helps the online MS HI go above and beyond the typical health informatics program by providing a more balanced educational experience for tomorrow’s HI leaders.

    The College of Allied Health Sciences
    The College of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Cincinnati is improving the quality of life for people everywhere by discovering, teaching, and applying knowledge related to the health sciences. The college has been offering a variety of 100% online programs for nearly ten years, providing a flexible format that helps students bring balance to their personal, professional, and academic lives. The college is proud to add the MS HI to its growing online portfolio. Health informatics will play a major role in the future of healthcare, and the ever-changing field will need dynamic leaders to deal with tomorrow’s challenges. Offered through the College of Allied Health Sciences, the online Master of Science in Health Informatics provides graduates with the broad base of knowledge needed to help them succeed at the forefront of healthcare leadership.


    A Commitment to Diversity

    The University of Cincinnati embraces diversity as a core value in preparing students for a global society. The talents and perspectives of people from different races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, economic statuses, family structures, disabilities, and religions enrich and empower the community of our vibrant university. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, please click here

    Rankings &
    Accreditation

    Rankings

    The University of Cincinnati has been recognized for its commitment to education and research:

    • Ranked #135 among National Universities, #68 among Top Public Schools, and #3 Up-and-Coming Schools by U.S. News & World Report in 2014
    • Ranked #62 among “elite values” in higher education by Money Magazine
    • Featured in Michael P. Viollt’s The Best 201 Colleges for the Real World: Get In. Get Out. Get a Job.
    • Ranked one of America’s top 25 public research institutions by the National Science Foundation
    • Ranked in the top 100 of USA public universities by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (2010) by Shanghai Jiatong University
    • Committed to providing quality online instruction based on the rigorous, nationally recognized Quality MattersTM (QM) standards
    • Lindner Master’s of Science in Business Analytics ranked one of North America’s Top 20 programs by InformationWeek. Only eight U.S. business school data analytics programs made the list – See more at: http://business.uc.edu/about-us/rankings.html#sthash.6Xr44QEX.dpuf


    Accreditation

    Accreditation assures prospective students that a college or university meets a certain caliber of academic standards. The University of Cincinnati is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The NCA is recognized by both the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the United States Department of Education (USDE).

    The Higher Learning Commission
    230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
    Chicago, IL 60604-1411
    Phone: (800) 621-7440
    Fax: (312) 263-7642
    www.ncahlc.org

    FAQ

    Q: How many credit hours per semester will I be enrolled in?
    A: Students are enrolled in six hours per semester.

    Q: How long will it take me to earn my health informatics degree?
    A: Students can earn their degree in as few as two years.

    Q: What is the tuition?
    A: Click here to see an overview of tuition and fees.

    Q: What are my options in terms of financial aid?
    A: Click here for important information about financial aid options and eligibility.

    Q: Why is the Carl H. Lindner College of Business involved in delivering a health informatics program?
    A: The partnership with the Lindner College of Business helps the online Master of Science in Health Informatics provide a more balanced education, with a special emphasis on business intelligence and data analytics that many other programs do not offer.

    Q: What guidelines were used in designing the curriculum?
    A: The curriculum was built around core competencies in health informatics, as identified by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

    Q: What makes health informatics such a promising career field?
    A: Legislation, such as the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, has created a significant demand for extensively trained, well-rounded individuals in the field.

    Q: Can the online Master of Science in Health Informatics really help prepare me to earn my Project Management Professional (PMP) credential?
    A: Yes. The Project and Program Management course provides the foundational knowledge for the PMP credential. The additional requirements can be found here.

    Q: Will my diploma indicate that I earned my degree online?
    A: No. Upon completion of the program, you will receive a Master of Science in Health Informatics. There will be no distinction on the diploma indicating whether you earned your degree on campus or online.

    Q: Who can I contact with further questions about admission or enrollment?
    A: Contact your enrollment advisor at 1-877-251-0195. He or she will be happy to assist you with questions you might have.

    Q: Is orientation required?
    A: Yes. Orientation is required for all students coming into the program. UC alumni will also be required to complete this online orientation.

    Q: Is there opportunity in Healthcare Data Analytics and Business Intelligence?
    A: Yes. Please read this news article published in 2013 to understand why: http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/clinical-data-analytics-get-red-hot

    Apply Now

    Are you ready to accept the challenge of furthering your education and career? Are you ready to place yourself at the forefront of healthcare and health informatics?

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