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Master of Science in Health Systems Management

Grantham University

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Description

Grantham University's online Master of Science in Health Systems Management is for professionals seeking advanced career positions in management. The student will acquire the knowledge needed to analyze information needs, design solutions, and manage information storage, transfer, and retrieval in healthcare environments.

Students desiring to obtain a Master of Science in Health Systems Management must hold a baccalaureate degree and recommended 2-4 years computer systems work experience, or hold a baccalaureate degree in computer or information systems or a related area.

A national plan to create universal electronic medical records by 2015 includes a strategy to increase the use of healthcare information technology (IT) and to create national standards to digitize, store and share healthcare information electronically. This initiative increases the demand for trained individuals in the Health Systems Management field to manage complex IT systems in the hospital environment.

At the successful completion of this Health Systems Management program, the student will be able to:

  • Utilize information systems tools, techniques, and methodologies applicable to healthcare systems
  • Manage healthcare information systems development projects that meet health administration needs
  • Develop reporting and support capabilities for healthcare decisions
  • Ensure information policy and strategy is consistent with the clinical, ethical, legal, and financial requirements of healthcare institutions
  • Evaluate all aspects of the healthcare environment and integrate strategic thinking into the operations of the organization
  • Accreditation Information

    Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission

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