What is health informatics?
Health Informatics focuses on how information is acquired, stored, retrieved and used to improve patient care and outcomes; data analytics; digital product and project management; cost management; and much more. The MS/AHI program offers professionals an advanced degree comprising the unique skills required to operate and succeed in the management of health care information technology.
The MS/AHI program was developed with significant input from regional health care technology leaders and national experts to bridge the gap between academia and real workforce skills required by today's health care industry. This collaboration resulted in a curriculum that:
- Fosters critical thinking, evidence-based practice, leadership and professionalism.
- Utilizes problem-based learning, case studies, and student presentations as instructional methodologies.
- Focuses on the practical application of health informatics to respond to current and future health care workforce needs.
- Includes a 16-credit internship opportunity to develop practical skills and competencies beyond the classroom.
The MS/AHI program:
- is a 15-month, 52-credit degree program
- classes are conducted at the Stony Brook Southampton campus
- does not require the GRE for admission
- provides 16 credits of hands-on experience working at regional hospitals, health IT vendors, and community-based health care organizations
- offers flexible specializations around project management and data analytics
- includes faculty with significant professional experience and expertise in informatics