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Master of Science in Health and Medical Informatics

Brandeis University



The online Master of Science in Health and Medical Informatics degree from Brandeis University is an excellent online program for those individuals who are looking to develop an in-depth understanding of the field of health and medical informatics, and its application of the principles of computer and information science to the effective organization, analysis, management, and use of information in health care.

With evolving health care reform, the development, implementation, evaluation, and management of information technology solutions are critical, and core technologies and standards must be addressed. Brandeis University's online health and Medical Informatics program, a division of the Graduate Professional Studies, aids students to gain the knowledge and skills that are needed for meeting the growing need for professionals who need to possess both analytical skills and business acumen with the goal of improving health care delivery systems through information technology.

Graduates with a Master of Science in Health and Medical Informatics are prepared to:

  • Facilitate the development and advancement of emerging information technologies to improve health care delivery and cost efficiencies.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of new and existing health information management systems within the context of the U.S. health care system.
  • Become proficient in the "language" of health care, navigate the rules around using medical data, and obtain relevant information to assess changes to the health care system.
  • Participate in the development, implementation, evaluation and management of information technology solutions to improve patient care and the health care delivery process.
  • Utilize health information technology for decision support, knowledge management, strategic planning, and outcomes assessment to optimize cost efficiencies in the health care system.
  • Effectively interface between the data systems developers and the user community.

Students must possess the equivalent of a four-year bachelor's degree from a US accredited institution.

Accreditation Information

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

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