Healthcare Informatics

In the Healthcare Informatics concentration, study the healthcare industry and learn how a variety of information systems are involved in patient care, research, administration, and public health. Explore social and ethical issues as you prepare to help analyze and design healthcare information systems, policies, and processes.

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)*
    • Business core courses (25 cr.)
    • Computer information systems courses (35 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (15 cr.)
    • Elective courses (55 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

*Click here for required general education courses by program.

First Term Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HMNT 1001 Course Living and Learning in a Technological World Credits (6 cr.)

Business Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code BUSI 1002 Course Introduction to Management and Leadership Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code ACCT 1004S Course Fundamentals of Accounting Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code BUSI 2003 Course Operations Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code ISYS 3001 Course Information Systems in Enterprise Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code STAT 3001 Course Statistical Methods and Applications Credits (5 cr.)

Computer Information Systems Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code CMIS 1004 Course Object-Oriented Programming Concepts Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code ITEC 1010 Course IT Infrastructure Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CMIS 2001 Course Internet Computing Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code ITEC 2040 Course Systems Analysis Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code ITEC 2050 Course Systems Design Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code ITEC 2060 Course Database Management Systems Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code ITEC 3040 Course IT Project Management Credits (5 cr.)

concentration-courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code CMIS 4301 Course Structure of the Healthcare Industry Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CMIS 4302 Course Patient Records Practice and Policy Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CMIS 4303 Course Healthcare Information Systems Applications Credits (5 cr.)

Capstone Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code CMIS 4999 Course IS Capstone Project Credits (5 cr.)

Elective Courses

Choose 11 courses from general education, BS in Computer Information Systems, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Elective credits should total 55 to meet program requirements (at least 20 credits must be upper level). Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet elective requirements.

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