A Message from the Program Director

In response to urgent local and regional workforce demands, the School of Health Technology and Management at Stony Brook University now offers the Master's of Science (M.S.) in Applied Health Informatics (AHI) at the Southampton campus. To learn more about the program, click here.

The federal government's investment in electronic health records and information technology is creating exciting opportunities in the field of health informatics and an unprecedented demand for health IT professionals, who can provide effective solutions through the application of tools of informatics.

The MS/AHI degree will prepare students for a career in this exciting and dynamic field.  Our graduate program provides students with the highest quality education in a multidisciplinary learning environment that fosters critical thinking, evidence-based practice, leadership, and professionalism. The program utilizes highly skilled faculty (i.e. executives, project managers, clinical analysts, national experts, etc.) that work in the healthcare industry for classroom instruction.

Through the practicum students receive hands-on experience working alongside health IT professionals.  Our graduates are employed at regional hospitals, health IT vendors, and Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) programs as data analysts, project managers and coordinators, application specialists, etc.

If you would like more information about the program, please email me at hants.williams@stonybrook.edu.

Hants Williams, Ph.D., R.N.
Program Director

About HIMSS: HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology. Visit www.himss.org.  HIMSS is a part of HIMSS WorldWide, a cause-based, global enterprise producing health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS WorldWide encompasses more than 52,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 600 corporations and 250 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this cause.  HIMSS WorldWide, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.