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Combine Your Health Care Experience with Your Knowledge of Information Technology

With few programs nationwide to meet the growing demand of Health IT professionals, our online Master of Science in Health Care Informatics and Information Management gives you a professional advantage.
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M.S. in Health Care Informatics and Information Management

Health Informatics and Information Management Degree Overview

Interested in the emerging field of Health IT? 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. The use of electronic information plays a role in reducing medical errors and decreasing costs, ultimately leading to happier healthier patients!

But the systems don’t run themselves. Ensuring that health care systems deliver timely and accurate information, in the correct format, while meeting regulatory requirements, these complex technologies are increasing educational demands on the individuals assigned to develop, implement, and maintain this data. Regis University’s Master of Science in Health Care Informatics and Information Management (MS-HIIM) program is designed to meet these growing educational demands.

The MS-HIIM program is designed for current health care professionals looking to expand their knowledge of systems implementation, work flow design, systems planning, security management, and electronic health information management. Beyond IT, this healthcare informatics degree program also includes curriculum focused on project management, leadership development, ethics, and managing digital information, all taught from the health care perspective. Two graduate level prerequisites exist for individuals without health care experience.

Degree: Graduates are awarded the Master of Science in Health Care Informatics and Information Management.

Online Format: Flexible format allows you to log in anytime, day or night as you complete assignments. Each class lasts 8 weeks allowing you to progress quickly. No campus visits are required for online students, but we encourage you to celebrate your graduation from the health informatics program in person!

Start Dates: Spring (January), Summer (May), Fall (August)

Application Deadline:  The Health Informatics and Information Management program has a rolling admission deadline; we accept applications up to the start date of the program. Course size is limited, so it is best to submit applications sooner than later.

Length of Program: The curriculum can be completed in 24 months.

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Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this degree at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 36.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

MS:Health Informatics and Information Management

Elective

The course descriptions for the above mentioned class could not be found. Please contact Academic Records & Registration at 303-458-4126 with questions. Some additional course information is available and shown here.

Take three (3) credits from subject HSA, HCI, MSCC

HCI 600 - Information Systems Concepts

Introduces information systems concepts, architectures, and technologies to health care professionals. Emphasizes information systems resources needed to meet organizational mission and objectives. Focuses on information systems from business viewpoint including processes, value proposition, and different types of information systems.

HCI 610 - Design/Selctn of IT Sys Health Care

Introduces planning, acquisition, and implementation of systems which include migration paths, functional requirements, costs, benefits realization and a critical analysis of the system proposed, in addition to the technological infrastructure needed to support facility-wide systems. Activities include evaluating RFPs and RFIs and designing communication and clinical documentation guidelines.

HCI 615 - Human Computer Interaction/Device Strat

Explores human computer interaction, development, and strategy for adopting peripheral devices. Discusses clinician's needs and technical requirements for patient care devices including bar coding, single sign on strategies, wireless networks, RFID and others.

HCI 620 - Data Mining Dcsn Support/HCS

Examines the role of information systems in supporting administrative and clinical decision-making in health care organizations. Focuses on discrete data capture to support examination of population health, patient care processes and organizational outcomes.

HCI 625 - Workflow Change Mgmnt/Adoption Hlth IT

Examines human behavior in organizations focusing on the analysis of data and workflow diagrams, SSC methodology (Start-Stop-Continue Design Decisions), developing an impact analysis, training requirements, process assessment at the micro and macro level affected by the new technology and introduces change management theories necessary to parallel system implementation. User workflows and processes are used as a basis for analysis.

HCI 645 - Management of E-HIM

The focus of this course is on the advanced concepts of managing digital clinical information and other electronic storage media of information in healthcare facilities. Topics covered are e-Discovery, identity management, health information exchange, the legal medical record, the personal health record, confidentiality, privacy, and security that govern health care and institutional data on electronic media. Current trends and issues in electronic health information management (eHIM) are also included.

Pre-requisite: TAKE HIM*313 OR HIM*415;

HCI 680 - Capstone: Applied Research Project

A capstone seminar including health care policy, integration of delivery settings, stakeholder relations, regulatory initiatives, health care workforce challenges, trends in IT adoption and completion of a research based project with a service component. Prerequisite: Completion of all other coursework.

HSA 649 - Health Care Information Systems

Introduces foundational knowledge and skills to participate in the design, selection, implementation and use of clinical and administrative information systems. Provides an overview of information systems in all health care settings with emphasis on electronic health record systems, data standards and data exchanges. Familiarizes the student with new and emerging technologies in the health care field. The graduate component extends foundational knowledge through additional readings, case analysis and/or applied project work. Prerequisite(s): Approval of academic advisor required.

Cross listing(s): HCA 450 HIM 450.

HSA 658 - Strategic & Project Mgmt Health Care Set

Focuses on the general principles of project and strategic management. Introduces the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK) including project management software, task assignments, workflow analysis, project planning and the differences in managing IT projects vs. business and other projects. Process reengineering will also be investigated. The graduate component extends foundational knowledge through additional readings, case analysis and/or applied project work.

Cross listing(s): HCA 458.

MSCI 610 - Ethics in Information Technology

Course illuminates ethical issues regarding information systems (access, data storage, and data utilization). Focuses on developing a set of ethical standards for professionals in information technology.

Pre-requisite: TAKE MSCC*610;

MSIA 672 - Managing a Secure Enterprise

Provides the knowledge of designing and managing a secure enterprise. Includes aspects of enterprise security, physical security, disaster-recovery planning, and business continuity planning.

Cross listing(s): MSCT 672.

Accreditation

Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Commission URL: http://www.ncahlc.org/
Commission Phone: 312-263-0456

Fall 2013-Summer 2014

Tuition (per semester hour) $595
Other Fees
Application Fee $75
Graduation Application Fee $50

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