Why should I pursue an M.S. in Health Informatics?
Electronic health records (EHRs), provider order entry systems and diagnostic technologies are just a few of the IT solutions being implemented by today’s health care industry. In addition to the demands of the electronic health record systems, other applications are being deployed that require health professionals who understand both technology and the management of information. Electronic information plays a critical role in reducing medical errors and decreasing costs, ultimately leading to happier, healthier patients.
The demands to develop and maintain our country’s health data systems are rapidly increasing. According to the
Bureau of Labor
and Statistics, there will be a 15 percent growth in the number of health information management jobs
It takes trained, experienced professionals to ensure that health care systems deliver timely and accurate
information in the correct format while meeting regulatory requirements. Our M.S. in Health Informatics program is designed to prepare graduates to work successfully in our ever-changing healthcare market.
Is a Master’s degree in Health Informatics for me?
Health informatics professionals understand technology and its role in promoting the effective organization, management and use of information within the health care environment and also work to bridge the gap between clinicians and technical employees.
People who pursue careers in health informatics and information management have strong analytical and technical skills, coupled with communication skills to work
alongside other professionals. Perhaps above all else, an ethical mindset and the ability to keep patient data
confidential is essential to uphold the integrity of the profession.
If you’re a member of the military or you’ve returned
from military service, Regis also has great tuition options to help you build on the skills you learned during your
What will I learn in Regis’ Master of Science in Health Informatics program?
Our M.S. in Health Informatics program is designed for current health care professionals looking to expand your knowledge of systems planning and implementation, workflow design, security management and electronic health information management. Beyond IT, the program also includes project management, leadership development and ethics all taught from a health care perspective.
Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.
Is Regis’ HI program accredited?
Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.
What class formats are available?
At Regis, we understand the challenges of working full time while pursuing your degree. Our flexible, online format
is designed to help you succeed. Each class runs for eight weeks, so you can make rapid progress toward your degree
and complete it within 24 months.
When do Regis’ HI classes start?
Courses are offered in eight-week formats that begin three times per year:
Meet our Health Informatics faculty
Judit Olah, Ph.D Associate Professor, Health Informatics
Kelly Miller, MA, RHIA, CPHIMS, Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator of Health Information Management