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Health informatics professionals spend their time with mountains of data & information from a variety of sources and then use technology to analyze the data.
In an effort to combat digital information from slipping through the cracks, the federal government crafted HIPAA to protect patient privacy.
In today’s health care administrations field, technology is ever changing and progressing at a rapid pace. From patient satisfaction to innovative engagement interaction, the health care industry is paving the way for collecting and analyzing data.
Acute care hospitals are essential to today’s world, providing a safe haven for those who are injured or who find themselves suddenly ill. In recent years, keeping such hospitals profitable has posed a challenge.
Health informatics is one of the hottest areas of health care. But the fact that it forms the junction of health care and information technology makes it an attractive target for cybercriminals.
Public health agencies are on the front line of preventing epidemics. But they also do much more than that in the communities they serve, and their work is being informed by technology that allows information to be collected and analyzed in new ways.
Patients’ relationships with their health care providers are built on a foundation of communication. Doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse midwives ask questions, patients provide answers.
Populations in rural areas lack the access to the quality of care that is available in more developed communities.
One of the biggest factors in the move toward evidence-based management is the growing complexity of management skills needed.
Using health informatics in health care can result in treatments customized to the patient based on the health profiles of previously treated patients.
Health informatics is the union of health care and information technology and incorporates elements of big data, analytics, and now mobile technology.
Health informatics is becoming an integral part of the insurance industry as more insurers work with health-care providers.
The way patients interact with their health-care providers is evolving thanks to health informatics technologies.
If you want to move into a leadership position in healthcare, you have two main options for an advanced degree: a Master of Health Administration (MHA) and a Master of Business Administration with a Healthcare Management specialization (MBA HCM).
From a fee-for-service business model to one focused on the quality of patient care, has created enormous pressure for executives managing the business side.


Discover how a CAHME-accredited online MHA or MBA with Healthcare Management specialization from The University of Scranton can make a difference in your life. Request more information or speak with one of our Program Managers at 866-373-9547.