Health Informatics

Health informatics, cited by U.S. News & World Report as a top career field,* intersects with nearly every area of healthcare. Discover how to apply information technology to support clinical and managerial decision-making, promote patient safety, and enhance the quality of care. Broaden your knowledge of technology safeguards and related ethical and legal issues. Acquire the skills that can help you attain positions in clinical informatics, data quality, information security, and patient information in a range of healthcare and medical settings.

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)
    • Core courses (55 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (30 cr.)
    • Elective courses (45 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.

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First Term Course

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

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HLTH 1000 Course Concepts of Health Promotion Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 1005 Course Context of Healthcare Delivery Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4200 Course Principles of Epidemiology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4205 Course Introduction to Research Methods and Analysis Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 2110 Course Behavioral and Cultural Issues in Healthcare Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 2115 Course Aging Across the Lifespan Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 2120 Course Health Informatics Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 3100 Course Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 3105 Course Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Healthcare Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 3110 Course Current Issues in Healthcare Policy and Practice Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 3115 Course Public and Global Health Credits (5 cr.)

Concentration Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code BUSI 1002 Course Introduction to Management and Leadership Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code ITEC 3020 Course Computer Security Fundamentals Credits (5 cr.)
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 HLTH 4900 Course Capstone Credits (5 cr.)

Elective Courses

Choose nine courses from general education, BS in Health Studies, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Your elective credits should total 45 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements. Note on minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.

*U.S. News and World Report, “America’s Best Careers 2009,” on the Internet at www.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2008/12/04/ahead-of-the-curve-careers-2008.html (viewed online August 28, 2009). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

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