The dynamic field of health informatics operates at the convergence of healthcare and information technology. . The MHI prepares students for emerging opportunities and roles across the healthcare enterprise. Students prepare to leverage technology tools and data for more efficient, patient-centered healthcare services delivery and improved population health, while developing essential skills such as organizational change leadership and project management.
MHI students come from a range of backgrounds that are reflected in three distinct program specializations: Introductory courses in information technology and clinical practice may be waived for those with substantial experience in those areas. For students who pursue the Clinical Informatics specialization, the MHI program also prepares them for board certification in medical informatics, a designated medical subspecialty. Fully accredited, SPS online courses marry the best aspects of online technology with the interactivity of the classroom in a format designed to work with students' busy schedules.