With recent legislation authorizing an unprecedented investment in the nation’s health information technology infrastructure,* the demand for health informatics professionals is predicted to grow by 20% through 2018,† a much higher growth rate than that of many traditional fields. A master's in health informatics can help prepare you for a career in this exciting field.
When you earn your MS in Health Informatics online at Walden, you will explore how to effectively use electronic data to improve the efficiency and quality of healthcare services. Build on your current healthcare experience or develop the skills you need to move into healthcare informatics management or leadership. Through our master's in health informatics online program, you can gain critical competencies that help:
Through Walden’s MS in Health Informatics degree program, you can benefit from:
Graduates of this program will be prepared to:
*Department of Health and Human Services, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology: Health Information Technology. On the Internet at www.hhs.gov/recovery/reports/plans/onc_hit.pdf (viewed online Dec. 21, 2011).
†Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, "Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010–11 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians," on the Internet at www.bls.gov/oco/ocos103.htm#outlook (viewed online Nov. 22, 2010). 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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