Health Informatics Specialization


 

Channel the Power of Healthcare Data


Information is power — if you know how to use it. Since 2009, all healthcare-related organizations have been incentivized by the government to develop and expand electronic healthcare data programs, including the use of digital medical records. This has created considerable demand for business-minded professionals who can manage and analyze the vast amounts of information to aid decision making.

 

Anna Maria College is one of only three schools in the United States to offer an online, graduate-level program in Health Informatics, which features a combination of several high-level skills: information science, computer science and healthcare administration. The result is a curriculum that will prepare you for management and analytical roles in one of the fastest-growing segments of the healthcare industry.

  • Learn to incorporate health data into strategic decision making to improve business performance of healthcare organizations.
  • Develop your understanding of the ethical and legal issues surrounding electronic healthcare data.
  • Build your awareness of differences in healthcare data needs among providers, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, public health agencies, medical research firms and more.
  • Enhance your ability to combine business intelligence with clinical performance analysis.

 

Healthcare is big business: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the industry will grow an astounding 33 percent between 2010 and 20201. An online MBA from Anna Maria College with a Health Informatics Specialization will put you in a prime position to take advantage of new opportunities in this field.

 

Specialization Courses


BUS 672 Healthcare Administration

 

Plus any three of the following:

BUS 681 Healthcare Law

BUS 637 Information Systems – Healthcare

BUS 683 Economics and Finance of Healthcare

BUS 736 Ethical Issues in Health Informatics

SCM 620 Crisis Management and Emergency Planning

SCM 710 Information Security

 

To learn more about the online Master of Business Administration, the Health Informatics specialization and what it can do for your career, call 877-265-3201 to speak with an admissions representative right away or request more information.

 

1 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, accessed 6/28/12, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/About/Projections-Overview.htm