Degree Level:
Undergraduate
school:
Division of Mathematics and Information Technology
Learning Mode:
On Campus
Degree:
Concentration

Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology with a concentration in Health Informatics

If you're interested in being an Information Technology (IT) professional whose job is to make a positive impact in the healthcare industry, then a concentration in Health Informatics may be the right fit for you. Health Informatics is a field of multiple disciplines that uses information technology to organize and analyze health records to improve health care outcomes and help the healthcare industry run efficiently.

Why study Health Informatics?

Here's what makes the Mount's Health Informatics program unique:

  • Mount students working at a computer.IT background: Our Health Informatics program is a concentration within the Information Technology major. You'll be taught the fundamentals of IT with a focus on the healthcare industry.
  • Well-rounded approach: We have carefully designed our Health Informatics program to prepare students for the newly emerging and rapidly growing field. You'll take courses from a number of subjects to learn both the healthcare industry and data aspects of Health Informatics, including computer science and security, programming, human computer interaction, healthcare law, mathematics, and more.
  • Faculty professionals: Our IT and Healthcare Management faculty are seasoned professionals working in their respective careers. Learning from those with experience in the field means the focus will be on practical skills versus theoretical knowledge.

What to expect as a Health Informatics student

24 credits in Information Technology | 27 credits in Health Informatics | 2.0 GPA or higher

Learn about Information Technology academic requirements and courses here.

Your courses in Health Informatics will focus on how to collect, store, retrieve, and analyze complex health data, enhancing what you learn in your general Information Technology classes. You will learn how to organize and manage these data systems efficiently to improve patient care.

Those in our Health Informatics concentration are also highly encouraged to take advantage of internships and co-ops. These experiences are often paid, and many have led to job offers for our students. Plus, the real-world, hands-on experience you receive through these experiences is invaluable! You'll want to start talking to the Career Center early on in your studies to help you find the perfect experience (or experiences!) with any one of our forty local area hospitals.

Be prepared for your future

With your concentration in Health Informatics, you'll be particularly qualified for positions in medical records and healthcare information technology, as well as the greater information technology field.

As the healthcare industry continues to grow, there is a great demand for skilled professionals who know how to manage the huge amount of patient data electronically collected to improve patient outcomes. This concentration will prepare you for various careers in the field such as healthcare information technologists, clinical informatics analysts, health informatics specialists, and other related positions.

Sagar Raina

Assistant Professor of Information Technology
Contact
Email Address
Sagar.Raina@msmc.edu
Office
845-569-3271
Location
Aquinas 50J
Office Hours
MWF
11:30am-12:30pm
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Cathy Rehfus-Wilsek

Associate Professor of Healthcare Management
Contact
Phone
845-561-0800
Office Hours
By appointment
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Lee Fothergill

Professor of Mathematics and Chair of the Division of Math & IT
Contact
Email Address
Lee.Fothergill@msmc.edu
Office
845-569-3347
Location
Aquinas 50F
Office Hours
MW
10-11am
TR
11am-12pm

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