Nicholas Anderson, Ph.D., Chair
Graduate Study. The Master's degree program seeks to train the next generation of researchers, clinicians and leaders to advance the science of Health Informatics. Successful applicants have backgrounds in health, technology, information science, or biology, and are enthused to develop new knowledge, systems and models using health data and information systems.
The course of study provides research-oriented training that spans the use of computer systems in medicine today, including methods for clinical data acquisition, storage, and retrieval, the development, use and implementation of the electronic medical record, management of clinical data, and the development and use of medical decision support systems. A research project and thesis are mandatory degree requirements.
Preparation. The Group encourages applications from clinicians, healthcare IT professionals and researchers who have had experience and interest in the access, linkage and knowledge generation from healthcare data.
Clinicians (M.D., R.N., Pharm.D., others)
Demonstrated through completed baccalaureate or higher level coursework, work experience, or clinical focus:
A. Successful completion of Clinical Education, at the Baccalaureate level or higher.
B. Working knowledge in technology, ideally computer science and programming.
Healthcare Information Technology Professionals
Demonstrated through completed coursework or professional experience:
A. Working experience in Healthcare IT, biotechnology or similar experience.
B. Knowledge of Human Disease and Condition.
C. Knowledge of Medical Terminology.
Demonstrated through completed coursework, baccalaureate or higher degrees, personal research experience:
A. Applied background (Baccalaureate or higher) in computer science, information science, biology or related field.
B. Domain experience in health information or biology.
Graduate Advisor. Mark Carroll (Public Health Sciences and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine)