The Master of Science in Health Informatics is a specialized program to serve the
increasing workforce needs in health information technology. The curriculum utilizes
a multidisciplinary approach to include healthcare delivery concepts with information
technology. Courses are designed to prepare graduates in privacy and security of healthcare
information, leadership and policy within the healthcare environment, as well as emerging
concepts in information technology related to the healthcare setting.
HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities
Students have the opportunity for a capstone research project. The program director
works closely with each student to align the project with their personal career goals
and this is many times a hands-on learning project.
Students have worked with rural clinics to aid in security and privacy of electronic
health record implementation, provided an internship at a large hospital to aid in
data analytics and many others.
SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN
Analyze clinical data for research and public policy
Recognize and apply personal leadership qualities in healthcare management
Develop strategic plans in the area of health information technology
Promote health information technology as a decision support resource in advancing
the quality of healthcare
Discuss the scope of HIPAA as well as other privacy and security policies and procedures
as related to the health information technology environment
Recognize the role of database management and the impact on healthcare organizations
Explain the process of developing healthcare policy
Discuss the impact of federal and state policy on healthcare organizations as well
Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school
code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.
Doctoral degrees in the area of healthcare or data analytics
Point of Pride
The Arkansas Tech University Health Informatics program was the first program of its
kind in Arkansas. It began after seeing the need for professionals in the healthcare
field that had an education in both information technology as well as healthcare.
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