Recent changes in healthcare technology and regulations make the skills learned in a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Informatics program essential for those working in the healthcare industry. If you're in healthcare administration or upper-level management, an MBA in Healthcare Informatics from Southern New Hampshire University will provide the knowledge and skills you need for this important and growing field.
SNHU's MBA program is one of the most affordable MBAs in the nation and can be completed in just over a year. With courses offered on campus and online, this program blends the best of both worlds by bringing together the convenience of online with the advantages of a physical campus. The coursework builds on your experience in healthcare or information technology to help you prepare to lead the planning, design, implementation and maintenance of health information systems. You'll understand how healthcare systems and data interact with individuals and complimentary systems across multiple departments and organizations.
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The MBA in Healthcare Informatics from Southern New Hampshire University blends traditional business administration disciplines - accounting, finance, leadership, marketing, economics, operations and information technology - with an academic and practical foundation in healthcare informatics. You'll explore the financial, administrative and clinical aspects of the field, as well as the technology and complex systems that facilitate it.
In addition to gaining knowledge and skills in your core MBA classes, you'll learn how to:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your MBA in Healthcare Informatics at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
Employees with a master's degree earn 18% more on average than those with only a bachelor's degree, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are also significantly less likely to be unemployed.
Experienced professionals with an MBA in Healthcare Informatics have numerous career options in a range of settings. The rapidly growing healthcare informatics field offers management and healthcare positions in database administration, product development, systems engineering, project management, research, programming, systems analysis and consulting. Career opportunities are typically found in hospitals, government agencies, insurance companies, research organizations, information technology firms or in consulting roles.
Increased focus on the use of electronic health records has expanded job opportunities related to acquiring, storing, retrieving and utilizing health information. This new paradigm has created a growing demand for medical records and health information technicians, as well as medical and health services managers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment of health information technicians is expected to increase 22% through 2022, while employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 23%.
The MBA in Healthcare Informatics program consists of nine core MBA courses and three healthcare informatics courses. Those with non-business academic backgrounds may be required to take foundation courses.
Students will learn the history and current state of healthcare and how the industry uses information systems. Throughout the course students will discuss types of information systems, such as the electronic medical record (EMR), laboratory and radiology systems and more. Students will also study trends in new practices, such as telemedicine and home healthcare, and how they function in various healthcare settings. Finally, students will explore how these and other industry trends, with the use of technology, can improve patient care.
This course focuses on the principles and practices underlying the analysis, design, implementation and management of information technology systems. Topics include information system development methodologies, systems planning, requirements analysis, systems implementation, software engineering, project management, and interface, database and process design.
Students will learn the social, ethical and organizational challenges healthcare workers at all levels face with the incorporation of technology into the healthcare setting. Students will study change management strategies, current in the Healthcare Industry, including the impact of introducing or enhancing clinical information systems, while providing quality care, and the effect of these systems on patients and on interdisciplinary teams within the healthcare setting.
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