Health information technicians, or health informaticists, are an integral part of any healthcare team. They help incorporate advanced technology into patient care and facility operations, reducing errors and maximizing efficiencies. As technology continues to evolve, trained professionals are needed to help implement these changes. With an online Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Health Informatics from Southern New Hampshire University, you can take advantage of these opportunities and pursue fulfilling careers in a variety of settings.
More and more, health information technology will play a dynamic role in the future of healthcare, particularly with federal legislation mandating the use of electronic medical records and health information. Professionals with expertise in both healthcare and information technology, including a health informatics online master’s, will be in high demand to fill upper management positions.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your master's in information technology degree 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.
Candidates must also submit a professional resume.
Health information technology will play a major role in the future of healthcare. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a 13% increase in the employment of technicians in this field through 2026.* The expertise you'll gain in this online master's in IT with a health informatics focus can prepare you to become a valued professional. Upon completion of this program, you'll have the knowledge and skills to pursue management positions in healthcare informatics for a wide range of healthcare-related organizations.
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Coursework in this program includes relevant case studies to help you better explore the field of health information technology. Courses are taught by knowledgeable faculty with years of real-world, hands-on experience.
SNHU provides cloud-based virtual environments in some courses to give you access to the technology you need for your degree – and your career. Learn more about our virtual environments.
Total Credits: 36
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*Windows 7 End of Life Statement for Students
Effective Jan. 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7. What does this mean for you?
As part of the continuing evolution of computer systems, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates for Windows 7. Keeping your computer current with security updates helps your computer run better and protect your information. Since Microsoft will no longer release updates, the information on your computer will be more vulnerable and your computer may not function as well.
We strongly recommend you update to Windows 10 at your earliest convenience. You can upgrade to Windows 10 for free.
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Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
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$150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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