Offered on campus
Health Informatics - Master of Science (M.S.)
Stay ahead in a fast-changing health care environment
Turn information overload into a health care asset when you earn a master’s degree in Health Informatics through the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI. To fit better into your busy schedule, you may take some or all of the classes for this 36-credit-hour degree online.
Tap into the potential of medical data and wield it as a decision-making tool to empower patients and practitioners. By understanding how to use information effectively, you can analyze and protect patient data, improve the quality of health care, and make it more efficient.
The complexity of electronic health records and reimbursement systems demands professionals who understand how to classify, analyze and responsibly store medical data on a large scale. This multidisciplinary degree integrates health care, health information, informatics and other fields into one comprehensive course of study that equips you to use emerging technologies to meet evolving health care needs.
Health informatics opportunities
Our graduates create technology used on the front lines of medicine, shaping the privacy and security of health information, and helping clinical teams use digital devices and new applications to serve more patients. They work in acute care hospitals, health computing industries, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies and government agencies. Those who rely on their expertise include clinicians, researchers, health care educators, health organization administrators, and health policy analysts.
Indiana’s health care hub: The IUPUI campus
The IUPUI campus has a strong health care focus. You’ll gain experience at facilities such as:
- IU Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Dentistry
- The Regenstrief Institute, which is internationally recognized for research in health services and biomedical informatics
- The Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center and its Center for Health Information and Communication as well as its human-computer interaction laboratory
Indianapolis is home to five major technology-ready networks of hospitals and physician practices and the largest health information exchange in the United States. These resources provide access to patient data and research possibilities that are truly unprecedented.