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Elevate Your Career with an Online Master of Science in Health Informatics

With the online Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) from The University of Scranton, you will make well-informed, data-driven healthcare decisions that keep patient-centered care at the forefront of the constantly evolving medical field. The degree program is focuses on developing an integrative approach to patient care and will equip you with interdisciplinary tools in the healthcare informatics field, which include the following:

  • Information science
  • Communication
  • Business
  • Information systems
  • Leadership

The University of Scranton’s Master’s of Science in Health Informatics will give you the breadth and depth of knowledge necessary to excel in the growing, in-demand field of Healthcare Informatics.

Program Mission

The mission of the Master of Science in Health Informatics program is to promote excellence in the Jesuit tradition by preparing graduates in the interdisciplinary field of health informatics to use data, information, knowledge, and wisdom to improve health.

Program Vision

To be known and valued for excellence in preparing men and women, in the Jesuit tradition, to be ethical and responsible leaders in health informatics.

Program Goals

  • Prepare the next generation of leaders in health informatics dedicated to integrity, ethics, intellectual curiosity, and lifelong professional development.
  • Support patient safety, improved outcomes, and quality care through effective and efficient use of health information technology and investigation of new informatics tools and techniques.

The master's degree Health Informatics Program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

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DANIEL WEST: Masters of Sciences of Health Informatics is going to enable people to make they type of career advancements that they're interested in.

MARGARETE ZALON: The core goal is to help students bridge information science, computer science, and health care in using resources, devices, and technology to improve patient care.

DANIEL WEST: The industry is moving so quickly in many different directions that people coming out of our program need to be able to adapt to this disruptive innovation.

MARGARETE ZALON: Towards the end of the program is a course on innovations and trends in health informatics. So students would be given the opportunity to focus on some of the latest things right before they go out into the job market.

The courses in our program include a mix of theoretical content and applied content. Students will get a foundation in information science. In addition, they'll learn about how informaticists go about having to working in interdisciplinary teams.

We have faculty and students coming from a wide variety of areas so they get to learn to work with people who have different backgrounds.

The Jesuit values are ingrained in the curriculum, encouraging our students to be the very best they can, to be excellent.

DANIEL WEST: We're very much interested in our graduates, how they develop as complete individuals. We believe that coming out of a Jesuit university makes a difference.

We have a very strong alumni network and we try, through career services, to tie people together.

We're able to access graduates across the country who would be absolutely willing to work with you in your graduate education.

People in the health care industry are looking at how they can advance in their careers, how they can make a difference in their community.

MARGARETE ZALON: Our program will help graduates to take advantage of the many career opportunities in health informatics. And we need people to really take the leadership in this burgeoning field where health care professionals are really going to rely on people who can present information to them in a way that they can use an act upon.


Is the Coursework Designed for the Informatics Field?

The University of Scranton’s online MS in Health Informatics offers a solution to clinicians, information technologists, and business professionals working in healthcare, as well as those interested in entering the health informatics field. You will learn to develop, maintain and pull meaningful reports from health information systems, software applications and databases for physicians, nurses and other professional users. These electronic health records reports are used across the entire healthcare spectrum and are becoming essential to the industry.

The interdisciplinary program includes health informatics courses uniquely developed by faculty from healthcare clinical disciplines and health administration from the Panuska College of Professional Studies, the AACSB-accredited Kania School of Management, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Our integrative approach to Health Informatics will set you apart from your peers, allowing you to advance your career while you improve patient care.

What If I’m New to Health Informatics Field?

While our program is suited to professionals already in health, business and technology disciplines, our specially designed on-boarding program allows students without backgrounds in the health or computer science field to succeed. One-credit hour foundational modules will give you the fundamentals necessary to thrive in the program and in your future career.

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Take Advantage of Our World-Class Faculty

The University of Scranton’s online MS in Health Informatics is led by faculty with real-world expertise and the passion to teach a new generation of experts. Each of our faculty members has been carefully chosen based on knowledge of their discipline, their research interest, their commitment to interdisciplinary curriculum, as well as their participation and interest in the future of the healthcare industry.

In our program, you will be able to draw on the experience and global knowledge of our expert faculty to develop into a leader who will proactively and strategically impact the future of healthcare. The University of Scranton’s teaching faculty in healthcare technology will help elevate your career to new heights.

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Your Health Informatics Career Outlook

Healthcare is changing and growing every day. With more information than ever before, there is a great need for professionals trained to interpret a patient’s medical data into a meaningful, comprehensive personal health profile. Strategic measurement, reporting and analysis will aid with quality control and process improvements, creating better real-world care for individuals and improvement in population health.

Health informatics is critical to the development and implementation of health services and systems designed to promote optimal patient care. New models of patient care, including reforms to health care delivery require more accountability in owning patient care decisions. These new models include a systems approach with the integration of the following aspects:

  • Administrative
  • Clinical
  • Financial
  • Managerial Operations

Being able to clearly identify, analyze, and react to health information will be crucial in aligning with changes as they are developed in health care delivery systems across multiple settings.

Now, more than ever, the healthcare needs professionals who are trained to bridge the gap between disciplines to create a big-picture perspective on a patient’s whole health to ensure the best care possible, no matter the situation.

Learn More About Careers in Informatics

Build an extraordinary career with a master’s in health informatics. Request more information about The University of Scranton’s online MS in Health Informatics or speak with a Program Manager at 866-373-9547.