2017-2018 Graduate and Professional Studies Programs 
    Jul 17, 2024  
2017-2018 Graduate and Professional Studies Programs [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Informatics

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Program Overview

New England College’s Master of Science in Health Informatics is a 36-credit program, based on the knowledge domains and standards established by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).  This program prepares students with technical knowledge and organizational management skills to improve access to health data, with special emphasis on electronic health records, and thus contribute to the enhancement of delivery of healthcare across the world.


Learning Outcomes

As a result of completing this program, students will:

  • Apply a range of  concepts and tools to identify, analyze and creatively solve complex problems connected to the design and implementation of health informatics systems and documentation;
  • Understand the main principles and practices of healthcare data management and how information technology can help improve patient care and meet organizational goals;
  • Discuss and establish action plans to address regulatory and ethical issues in the management of health data;
  • Interpret and use biomedical information across departmental units;
  • Develop the expertise to manage data and data systems;
  • Comprehend the challenges and opportunities of working effectively with other people across a wide array of departments, outside vendors, and individuals with diverse backgrounds who interact with health informatics systems and records;
  • Build expertise in all business aspects of health informatics, including project management, organizational issues, communication plans, and strategic planning.

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