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 health care delivery concepts with information technology.


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What Is the Health Informatics Program?

Courses are designed to prepare graduates in privacy and security of health care information, leadership and policy within the health care environment, as well as emerging concepts in information technology related to the health care setting.

What Will I Learn in This Program?

Health Informatics Students will be able to demonstrate skills in the following areas upon graduation:

  • 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 as consumers
Where Might I Find A Job After Graduation With This Degree?
  • Health Information Exchange (HIE)
  • Telehealth
  • Public health analysis
  • Careers related to the improvement of quality health care and innovative care ideology
  • Training opportunities within health information technology applications
  • Research in the health care environment
  • Consulting
  • Chief Information Officer career track
  • Electronic health record (EHR) vendor sales and support
Where Can I Get More Information About the Health Informatics Program?

Melinda Wilkins, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA
Dean Hall
402 West O Street
Russellville, AR 72801
Phone: (479) 968-0441



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