What is Applied Health Informatics?
Applied Health Informatics is a specialty field in which technology is used to store, retrieve and analyze health information. Informaticists collaborate with interdisciplinary teams and IT staff to develop, support and evolve the tools needed to care for patients. Products of health information technology are everywhere such as:
- Patient portals that link people with their healthcare information
- Activity trackers that help consumers achieve and maintain health
- Electronic charting tools that allow providers to document and communicate medical information
Who would be a good fit for this program?
The graduate program was designed to appeal to clinically prepared health care graduates, computer science graduates and non-clinical health-related graduates.Successful students are engaged and motivated to seek opportunities to learn and work in a collaborative environment. This is an accelerated 15-month graduate level program, so time management skills are very important.
Do I need a specific undergraduate degree to apply?
No, our program welcomes students with various educational and professional backgrounds.
Why Stony Brook?
Read why Stony Brook is the right choice: https://healthtechnology.stonybrookmedicine.edu/programs/ahi/why-stony-brook
What are the admission requirements?
Read the admission requirements to our program: https://healthtechnology.stonybrookmedicine.edu/programs/ahi/requirements
Do you have information sessions that I can attend?
Yes, information sessions are available on the Southampton and Stony Brook campus. Information session schedule: https://healthtechnology.stonybrookmedicine.edu/programs/ahi/info-sessions
When is the application deadline?
The application deadline is February 15th, 2018 for summer 2018 admission.
When does this program begin?
This 15-month program begins during the summer with courses starting in late May.
Will I gain hands-on experience through this program?
Absolutely! This program offers 480 hours of internship experience. The internship allows students to not only observe the site environment, but to gain practical work experience within a professional environment. Students have been able to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom to real world experiences that help promote growth and confidence.
Can I choose my internship site?
The program faculty will work with each student to match them to a site.
Where are classes held?
Our newly renovated classrooms are located on the Stony Brook Southampton campus. Read more about Stony Brook Southampton: http://www.stonybrook.edu/southampton/
When are classes scheduled?
Our classes are held in the late afternoon and/or evening. The start time for classes is between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
What courses are offered?
Click the follwing link to read about our curriculum and specialization tracks offered: https://healthtechnology.stonybrookmedicine.edu/programs/ahi/curriculum
Is transportation available to the Southampton campus?
A shuttle bus is available from the Stony Brook campus to Southampton when classes are in session.
Is housing available at the Southampton Campus?
Yes, housing is available. Southampton campus housing information: http://www.stonybrook.edu/southampton/campuslife/housing_main.html
Careers in Health Informatics:
What type of job opportunities are available after I graduate?
This is a growing field with a wide array of opportunities. Our graduates are employed at regional hospitals, health IT vendors, and Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) programs as data analysts, project managers, coordinators, application specialists, etc. To view a list of alumni job titles, role and organizations of employment click here
What do your graduates have to say about the program?
Alumni Testimonials: https://healthtechnology.stonybrookmedicine.edu/programs/ahi/alumni_test...
Are there opportunities to network with Informatics experts while enrolled in this program?
Yes! The MS/AHI faculty are highly skilled and knowledgeable leaders in the industry.