Graduate Programs

Student Learning Outcomes

Master of Science in Health Informatics

Students will master health informatics knowledge and skills, as well as acquiring practical experience, in three domains:

  1. Understanding technology and methodologies for processing data, information and knowledge in Health Care
    • Explain concepts of information and communication technologies.
    • Elaborate basic informatics terminology like data, information, knowledge, hardware, software, networks, information systems, information systems management, databases.
    • Execute queries on large databases using data mining and testing hypothesis approaches.
    • Integrate data from disparate systems found in hospitals and clinics.
    • Implement standards and terminologies for documenting health events and exchanging protected health information.
  2. Information Literacy for Health Care
    • Determine the nature and extent of the information needed.
    • Access needed information effectively and efficiently.
    • Evaluate information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system.
    • Individually or as a member of a group, use information effectively to accomplish a specific health care purpose.
    • Propose/justify Decision Support Systems algorithm to support care delivery.
    • Integrate Natural Language Processing (NLP) with standards and terminologies used in health care
    • Evaluate outcomes of the use of information in clinical practice.
  3. Information Management
    • Verbalize the importance of Health Information Systems to clinical practice.
    • Have knowledge of various types of Health Information Systems and their clinical and administrative uses.
    • Assure confidentiality of protected patient health information when using Health Information Systems.
    • Assure access control in the use of Health Information Systems.
    • Assure the security of Health Information Systems.
    • Estimate the Return of Investment (ROI) of health information technology applications for health care.
    • Possess the skills as outlined in direct care component of the HL7 EHRS model, which such as navigation, Decision Support, output reports and more.
    • Understand the principles upon which organizational and professional Health Information System for providers and consumers are based.