Master of Science in Health Care Informatics (MHCI)
Professionals who understand the relationship between people, health, information technology and the health care system are in great demand. In fact, health care informatics is first on the list of the top ten ‘hot careers’ for 2011 college graduates. As an emerging discipline, which evaluates the acquisition, storage, retrieval and use of health data, it plays a vital role in enhancing the quality of care, reducing health care costs and addressing health issues.
Lipscomb University’s Master of Science in Health Care Informatics degree is designed to develop health care leaders ready to meet these current and future challenges.
- The ideal student has a passion for understanding how information and technology can be used to change and enhance health care delivery and outcomes
- Multidisciplinary training provides the ability to interact effectively with clinicians, administrators, business leaders, and IT professionals and to understand the challenges of each role
- Weekend classes begin in the fall, with 42-hour coursework delivered in just 12 months, plus two months of individual capstone project work
- “Cohort” program model, which means you stay with the same students through the entire program learning from, supporting and networking with each other
- Prepares students for jobs in hospitals, health care consulting, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, insurance companies, governmental agencies, health-related software companies, business, industry and more
Take your skills and knowledge to a new level. Earn a master’s degree from Lipscomb University and secure your leadership role in the high-demand field of health care informatics.
Cohorts begin in August and January are offered on Friday evenings (4 p.m.-8 p.m.) and Saturdays (8 a.m.-5 p.m.).
Is the MHCI program the right fit for me?
In making your decision on Lipscomb’s Master of Science in Health Care Informatics degree, consider the typical student profile:
- Strong background or interest in computer science, information science, health care, or business
- Health care workers who have no informatics training
- Information technology workers who have no health care experience
- Recent graduates who want to enter the field of health care informatics, which supports solid growth potential both currently, as well as in the future
Lipscomb’s students have graduated while managing work and family commitments in addition to their educational pursuits. It is challenging but yields many benefits for your career today and tomorrow. The working adult should keep in mind that group projects are a required component of most graduate classes. Most group projects are facilitated with a combination of online and in-person meetings, emails and phone calls.