MS in Health Informatics
Hofstra's Master of Science in Health Informatics offers an innovative curriculum and advanced training for the next generation of health informaticists – specialists who bring medicine and technology together in the management and analysis of health records and systems that will improve the quality of patient care.
The program provides an interdisciplinary study of the design, development, adoption, and application of IT-based innovations in the delivery, management, and planning of healthcare services. It is designed for aspiring and committed clinicians or IT professionals who are interested in becoming health informaticists or expanding their knowledge in the area of health informatics. Graduates of the program will be familiar with current health information systems and technologies and will be prepared to analyze, design and manage evolving health information systems for a wide variety of clinical, administrative and research purposes.
Health informaticists are qualified for careers as health information systems specialists, health data analysts, managers, and consultants in numerous settings including health information technology corporations, healthcare service providers such as hospitals or integrated delivery networks and their business partners, and public health agencies.
A key integral part of the program is a six-credit practicum where students are assigned to rotations at affiliated health information system departments within various health systems to obtain hands-on experience in areas such as electronic medical records, health information exchange, and integration and data analytics. The practicum rotations offer training, experience, and exposure in all disciplines of health informatics.
HIT Program Director:
Khalid Moidu, MD, DOC
Associate Professor, Health Professions, Hofstra University