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2015-2016 Van Loan Catalog 
2015-2016 Van Loan Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology, Concentration in Health and Medical Informatics (Master of Science)

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Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) with a concentration in Health and Medical Informatics is a 36-credit program designed for business and information technology professionals who need to learn: current and emerging trends; how to address privacy, ethics and security; and planned government and industry policies and programs in healthcare and medical technology. The program offers a set of courses in technical topics and the management of information technology systems. Electives focus on technology, management, processes and policies for the Health Informatics field of study and profession.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

• Facilitate the development and advancement of emerging information technologies to improve health care delivery and cost efficiencies
• Gain an in-depth understanding of new and existing health information management systems within the context of the U.S. health care system
• Become proficient in the “language” of health care, navigate the rules around using medical data, and obtain relevant information to assess changes to the health care system
• Participate in the development, implementation, evaluation and management of information technology solutions to improve patient care and the health care delivery process
• Utilize health information technology for decision support, knowledge management, strategic planning, and outcome assessment to optimize cost efficiencies in the health care system
• Understand the business implications on security, privacy and policies

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