What makes health informatics such a promising career field?
Legislation, such as the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, has created significant demand for trained, well-rounded individuals in the field. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that employment of medical and health services managers will grow by 17% by 2024, with a median annual wage of $94,500.
Can the online Master of Health Informatics help prepare me to earn my Project Management Professional (PMP) credential?
This course introduces you to project management knowledge that could be a starting point for preparing for PMP certification. You will have the opportunity to apply PM knowledge and frameworks to health and health care scenarios specifically focusing on health information technology projects and programs. Additional requirements for PMP certification can be found here: https://www.pmi.org/certifications/types/project-management-pmp.
Will my diploma indicate that I earned my degree online?
No. Upon completion of the program, you will receive a Master of Health Informatics. There will be no distinction on the diploma indicating whether you earned your degree on campus or online.
Is there opportunity in health care data analytics and business intelligence?
Yes. The importance of health data analytics in managing population health is well-documented. The previous model of collecting and disseminating patient data has evolved into a complex system-driven process that now impacts all aspects of the industry – from clinical assessment to patient charting to insurance billing. Many providers have become overwhelmed by the requirements and are struggling to keep pace with expectations and mandates. Read the following article from Healthcare IT News to learn more about the challenges and opportunities: http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/clinical-data-analytics-get-red-hot
If I applied to the graduate program in a previous year, can I re-apply?
Yes. However, you will need to complete another online application and pay the $65 (domestic) or $70 (international) fee in order for your application to be considered for the upcoming year. Students who are re-applying are strongly encouraged to strengthen their application by improving test scores, gaining research experience, furthering their education, requesting updated letters of recommendation, etc.
Can the practicum projects be completed online or virtually?
No. We are a practice-oriented degree program and believe hands-on and real-world experience and exposure is crucial. Practicum projects are completed for an organization you select. The organization and proposed project are approved by the practicum course instructor and proposed by you and your preceptor/practicum mentor.
Who can I contact with further questions about admission or enrollment?
You can schedule a call with your enrollment advisor, or contact him by phone at 1- 877-251-0195 or by email at: P.Donaldson@mshi.uc.edu. He will be happy to assist you with questions you might have.