What will I learn?

New England College’s Master of Science in Health Informatics is a 36-credit program, based on the knowledge domains and standards established by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). This program prepares students with technical knowledge and organizational management skills to improve access to health data, with special emphasis on electronic health records, and thus contribute to the enhancement of delivery of healthcare across the world.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of completing this program, students will:

  • Apply a range of concepts and tools to identify, analyze and creatively solve complex problems connected to the design and implementation of health informatics systems and documentation;
  • Understand the main principles and practices of healthcare data management and how information technology can help improve patient care and meet organizational goals;
  • Discuss and establish action plans to address regulatory and ethical issues in the management of health data;
  • Interpret and use biomedical information across departmental units;
  • Develop the expertise to manage data and data systems;
  • Comprehend the challenges and opportunities of working effectively with other people across a wide array of departments, outside vendors, and individuals with diverse backgrounds who interact with health informatics systems and records;
  • Build expertise in all business aspects of health informatics, including project management, organizational issues, communication plans, and strategic planning

Curriculum

Required Courses (all courses are 4 credits)

  • HIM 5110 Principles of Health Informatics
  • HIM 6000 Health Care Technology and Systems
  • MG6610 Project Management
  • HIM 5330 Information Security in Healthcare
  • MG 6420 Issues in Ethics for Healthcare
  • HIM 6020 Knowledge Management in Healthcare
  • HIM 6240 Research and Evaluation
  • MG 6970 Capstone Project

Electives: Choose one from the Following List (4 credits)

  • CT 7610 Database Management
  • CT 6670 Network Communications

Which department am I in?

New England College

Study options

Full Time (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $565 per credit hour; USD $20,712 for the entire course.
Start date

Expected January 2022

Venue

New England College

98 Bridge Street,

Henniker,

New Hampshire,

03242, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

All graduate programs require a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, or a demonstrated ability (typically a combination of academic and professional achievement) to succeed in a rigorous graduate program. Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL Paper based test – 550.

For international students

International applicants to the Master’s programs must have the equivalent to a U.S. Bachelor’s degree. All graduate programs require a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, or a demonstrated ability (typically a combination of academic and professional achievement) to succeed in a rigorous graduate program. In addition, students for whom English is not the first language require a TOEFL score of 550 (pbt), 213 (cbt).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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